Biennial Flower Show a blooming success

Raglan Horticultural Society’s Flower Show was awash with the colours and fragrances of locally-grown flowers and vegetables.

Society president Geoff Pownall says the change in date from August to November provided gardening enthusiasts with an opportunity to present different flowers and vegetables.

“It was a very successful show with 144 entries and close to 100 visitors during the day.”

The flower categories included roses, sweet peas, poppies, geraniums and pelargoniums.

Vegetables were represented by brassica, root vegetables and legumes.

Entrants were judged on their gardening and creative abilities with sections for floral art and a children’s section.

Floral art categories included miniature, beachcomber art, flowers and foliage, and native plant decorations.

The youngsters competed for best sand saucer, aqua jar and miniature garden on a dinner plate.

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