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.
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.”
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.