Largs Horticultural Society

Largs Horticultural Show 2017

Show Report

Largs and District Horticultural Society held their annual Flower Show on Saturday 19th August in the Dunn Memorial Hall of St John's Church.

Despite the recent weather resembling November rather than the middle of August the exhibitors overcame the conditions to offer visitors a colourful spectacle of pot plants, vegetables and cut flowers. Also on display were mouth-watering examples of home baking and delightful exhibits of Hobbies and Crafts. The Floral Art section reflected both creative imagination and artistic talent while future potential was clearly in evidence in the Schools and Junior sections.

The poor weather did not deter a steady stream of visitor, many of whom also enjoyed the home-made soup and baking in the tearoom. There were special treats for all the young visitors to the show, courtesy of a generous donation from an overseas member of the society.

Local gardener Christine Hitter was the winner of the John W Hunter Cup for overall winner of the show. This was a new trophy donated by the family of the late John Hunter who had been a stalwart of the Society and a prolific winner at the show for many years.

The Best Exhibit in the Show was awarded to 2 vases of large Gladioli by David Chynoweth from Newmilns.

All the comments received were favourable and above all everyone enjoyed their day at Largs Flower Show.

Grateful thanks to all the people who have worked throughout the year to make the Show a success and to all the local businesses who generously donated to the Society.

A full list of prize winners is given below:-
John W Hunter Cup for Overall Winner of the Show - Christine Hitter
Royal Bank of Scotland Quaich most points in show, Lord MacAndrew Cup most point Pot Plants, Harry Bacon Cup most point Fuchsias and John Scott Smith Cup most points Begonias - C Hitter
Largs Challenge Trophy and Blue Ribbon best exhibit in the show - D Chynoweth
Alexander McKay Cup most point Cut Flowers and William Murray Cup for best vase of 6 Roses - J Welsh
Robert Frazer Cup most point in Carnations - R McIlvar
Albert Stone Cup most points Dahlias - D Fisher & K Winton
Jean George Novice Trophy for Flower Arranging - M Wright
Mrs Jane B Ross Cup most point Decorative - A French
Northfield Cup most points Vegetables - J Hitter
George D Philip Cup most points Hobbies & Crafts - A Crighton
Joyce Dunlop Trophy best exhibit Tapestry - C Delussey
Mrs Agnes Neeson Cup most points Baking - K McBlain

Royal Bank of Scotland Junior Quaich most points in Junior Section and Junior Shield for 12-16 years - Alyssa Hitter
Junior Shield for 8-11 years - Aliya Hitter
Junior Shield for Hobbies & Crafts - Heather Harley
Primary School Section - Cardwell Garden Centre Challenge Trophy - 1st Skelmorlie, 2nd Largs Primary, 3rd St Mary’s.
Largs Viking Festival Class - 1st Alish Rae, 2nd Heather Harley, 3rd Claire Esslemon