Dahlias and honey steal the spotlight at Fareham show

First prize winner Angela Bushell with her art. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-1)
First prize winner Angela Bushell with her art. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-1)
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FROM bright yellow dahlias to floral art, a horticultural show brightened up a church hall.

Fareham Horticultural Association held its annual show on Saturday with a range of flowers, fruit and vegetables and floral art on show for visitors to enjoy.

19/9/14  ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove. Pictured is honey judge Tex Garbatt 17''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-2) PPP-140920-144738001

19/9/14 ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove. Pictured is honey judge Tex Garbatt 17''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-2) PPP-140920-144738001

There was also different types of honey entered as well as home-made crafts and cakes.

The show, held at St John’s Church Hall, in Upper St Michaels Grove, has been going for more than 100 years.

Ruth Clothier, who has been a member for the past two years, said: ‘It was a wonderful day.

‘There was so much to see and everyone entered some great pieces.

19/9/14  ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove. Pictured is Valerie Peach, assistant club secretary with her 1st prize flower arrangement.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-3) PPP-140920-144749001

19/9/14 ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove. Pictured is Valerie Peach, assistant club secretary with her 1st prize flower arrangement.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-3) PPP-140920-144749001

‘The dahlias were beautiful and were my favourite of the whole day.

‘Their colours were amazing and there were so many of them.

‘The art was also brilliant and everything entered was of a high standard.

‘It was a great show.’

19/9/14  ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove. Pictured are people looking at the honey entrants' 'Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-4) PPP-140920-144800001

19/9/14 ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove. Pictured are people looking at the honey entrants' 'Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-4) PPP-140920-144800001

The Fareham and District Beekeepers Association also took part in the show and had more than 100 entries in the honey category.

Ray Cleal, treasurer, said it was an enjoyable event.

‘The afternoon was brilliant,’ he said.

‘We always hold our show with the horticultural association and we were well supported this year.

19/9/14  ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-5) PPP-140920-144811001

19/9/14 ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove.''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-5) PPP-140920-144811001

‘We had more than 100 entries.’

Ruth added: ‘It is great that we can share the show 
with the beekeepers’ association because it adds more range.’

19/9/14  ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove. Pictured are grapes entered by Kevin Puddlephatt''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-6) PPP-140920-144822001

19/9/14 ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove. Pictured are grapes entered by Kevin Puddlephatt''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-6) PPP-140920-144822001

19/9/14  ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove. Pictured are the club trophies for the winners''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-7) PPP-140920-144832001

19/9/14 ''Fareham Horticultural Show at St Johns Church Hall, Upper St Michaels Grove. Pictured are the club trophies for the winners''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142750-7) PPP-140920-144832001