Buxton gardening show is blooming wonderful

A collection of some of the entries from various categories
A collection of some of the entries from various categories
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Green-fingered gardeners from Buxton were encouraged to ‘grow it and show it’ on the weekend at the Burbage Gardening Society’s autumn show.

And show it they did, bringing their fantastic flowers, perfect plants and peerless produce to the annual showcase of locally grown garden and allotment fayre which took place at the Burbage Institute on Saturday, September 5.

Ann Wood shows off her prize winning begonias

Ann Wood shows off her prize winning begonias

Prize-winner Ann Wood said this summer’s less than perfect weather had actually had an impact on her choice on entry in this year’s competition.

“Begonias are the only thing that has done well because it has been so bitterly cold in Buxton this summer.”

She added it was nice to win the “light-hearted” competition but, as far as its members are concerned, having such a thriving local gardening society is the real prize.

“In the summer we have meetings every month in members’ gardens and some very good speakers have been invited to give talks.”

One of the entries in the vase of flowers category

One of the entries in the vase of flowers category

Annual subscription to the society is currently £5 for a single member or £8 for a double and admission to the society’s talks is £1 for members and £2 for non-members.

Those interested in joining the group should call 01298 24952 or visit the society’s website at www.burbagegardeningsoc.btck.co.uk.

Jeoff Lunn and his prize winning plant

Jeoff Lunn and his prize winning plant