Yapton and District Cottage Gardeners' Society


Early summer show 17.6.23

There were a steady flow of visitors to admire 143 entries from 25 exhibitors of which 3 were first timers. Numbers of entries were down on 2022 due to the heat and the absence of several exhibitors in the horticultural section. Cookery held its own, floral art and photography dropped but with 2 new children the entries doubled. The cookery and floral art judges were impressed by the exhibits they judged.

Summer show 13 August 2022

We had a wonderful turnout from the good folk of Yapton for our Annual Show and Summer Fair, depsite very high temperatures.  Given the harsh weather conditions in the months leading up to the show, our exhibitors produced a surprisingly impressive array of fruit, veg, flowers and other exhibits.  Cream teas in the vilage hall were very popular as always, to the accompaniment of Bognor Guitars and Yukes (to whom we are very grateful).

Peter Rogers swept the board when it came to horticultural trophies. Young Ted, Mabel and Thomas won the children's trophies - very well done to them and all our exhibitors.

Grateful thanks to all those who made the day a success, whether in the planning, setting up, running stalls, producing cream teas or taking the whole lot down afterwards. Without you, we would have no event.

Autumn show 25 Septembr 2021

It was wonderful to welcome so many exhibitors and visitors back to our autumn show - can you believe that this was our first show in two years? Standards certainly hadn't slipped in the interim, as we saw some amazing dahlias, roses and other seasonal flowers along with fantastic looking fruit and veg, beautiful handcrafts and photos and some very tasty cookery exhibits.  The floral art (flower arranging) displays stunning. Thanks to everyone who made it happen - our helpers, exhibitors and visitors who selflessly supported our society by buying (and eating) a piece of delicious cake!

In terms of prizes, Barry Moore dominated, taking the Deegan Shield for the best vegetable exhibit, the Edith Godfrey Trophy for most points overall and the National Dahlia Society Silver Medal. Alan Humphrey took the National Dahlia Society Bronze medal.  Siblings Ted and Mabel Coomber shared the Junior Autumn cup for their prizewinning cheese straws.

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