2013 Garden Competition
2013 GARDEN & ALLOTMENT COMPETITION
The weather is finally showing signs of improving and now is the time to consider entering the Melplash Agricultural Society garden and allotment competition. The competition is a fantastic opportunity for all your hard work to be recognised.There are three garden categories and this year we are adding a new category just for allotments. Judging for the competition will be Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th June 2013. The competition is free to enter and open to everyone who lives within 12 miles radius of Melplash Village Church. There are prizes for best small, medium and large gardens and best allotment.
Entries are limited to the first 20 received. An entry form and a copy of the rules can be downloaded by clicking here.
Prizes are presented to the winners at the Melplash Show on Thursday 22nd August, prize giving takes place in the Horticulture marquee at approximately 4.15pm.
Judges: Mrs Jane Allen & Mr John Harvey
Large Garden – The Winner of this Class is awarded with The Fowler Rose Bowl, presented by Mr & Mrs David Fowler
1st - Doris Whichelo, Askerswell
Judges’ comments: “A very “green” garden, even making own compost. An excellent variety of colour, and even wild orchids. Delightful”
2nd - David and Margret Ackerman, Bridport
3rd - Sarah Wilberforce,, Puncknowle
Medium Garden – The Winner of the Class is awarded the Pitcher Trophy, presented by Mr & Mrs C Pitcher
1st - Mrs Elizabeth Smith, Ryall
Judges comments: “Top rate garden. Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic - a worthy first.”
2nd - Nigel and Catherine Lee, Salway Ash
3rd - Joyce Newton, Bothenhampton
Small Garden – The Winner of this Class is awarded with The Melplash Agricultural Society Shield
1st - Peter and Liz Hampson, Beaminster
Judges’ comments: “They have produced a wonderful intricate garden in such a small area. A worthy winner”
2nd - Sarah Porter, Netherbury
3rd - Linda and Tony Hatch, Bridport
The Judges felt they could not judge the one allotment entry in any of the above categories but awarded Daniel Broom a voucher for his allotment and said it was “Excellent!”
Best Overall Garden The Winner of this Class is awarded the Alfie Parker & Jimmy Watts Memorial Cup presented by AJC Palmer, Esq & CWR Palmer, Esq.
Peter and Liz Hampson, Beaminster