The Hayling Island Horticultural Society has more than 800 numbers and is gearing up to put on its Spring Show for 2019.  Members create floral displays  enjoyed by visitors, and judged by Cllr Peter Wade, Mayor of Havant - Linda Jones, new chairman of Hayling Flower club awarded 1st prize in the 'Eastern Promise' category of the floral art exhibit competition. Picture: Duncan Shepherd

Hayling Island Horticultural Society hold their annual spring show – photo gallery

HORTICULTURALISTS showed off their talents as an annual spring show returned at the weekend.

Bosses at The Hayling Island Horticultural Society were stunned to receive more than 300 display entries as the fixture descended on the Hayling Island Community Centre. Daffodils, pot plants, cookery, floral art, handicrafts and photographs were all exhibited, but what was most encouraging for organisers, they said, was the fact there were more than 100 displays from local schoolchildren – the yearly event’s highest ever. Publicity officer Liese Holden said: ‘This is a huge event and it was so pleasing to see so many young entrants this year.’

The Hayling Island Horticultural Society has more than 800 numbers and is gearing up to put on its Spring Show for 2019.  Members create floral displays  enjoyed by visitors, and judged by Cllr Peter Wade, Mayor of Havant - Mark Ward with his prize winning daffodils awarded first place and 'best in show'. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
The Hayling Island Horticultural Society has more than 800 numbers and is gearing up to put on its Spring Show for 2019. Members create floral displays enjoyed by visitors, and judged by Cllr Peter Wade, Mayor of Havant - Mark Ward with his prize winning daffodils awarded first place and 'best in show'. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
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The Hayling Island Horticultural Society has more than 800 numbers and is gearing up to put on its Spring Show for 2019.  Members create floral displays  enjoyed by visitors, and judged by Cllr Peter Wade, Mayor of Havant. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
The Hayling Island Horticultural Society has more than 800 numbers and is gearing up to put on its Spring Show for 2019. Members create floral displays enjoyed by visitors, and judged by Cllr Peter Wade, Mayor of Havant. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
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The Hayling Island Horticultural Society has more than 800 numbers and is gearing up to put on its Spring Show for 2019.  Members create floral displays  enjoyed by visitors, and judged by Cllr Peter Wade, Mayor of Havant - Cllr Wade presents Iris Cottle with the Tibble Trophy for her Floral Art. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
The Hayling Island Horticultural Society has more than 800 numbers and is gearing up to put on its Spring Show for 2019. Members create floral displays enjoyed by visitors, and judged by Cllr Peter Wade, Mayor of Havant - Cllr Wade presents Iris Cottle with the Tibble Trophy for her Floral Art. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
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The Hayling Island Horticultural Society has more than 800 numbers and is gearing up to put on its Spring Show for 2019.  Members create floral displays  enjoyed by visitors, and judged by Cllr Peter Wade, Mayor of Havant - Toby Pyatt is awarded the Davies Cup for the most points in the Junior classes. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
The Hayling Island Horticultural Society has more than 800 numbers and is gearing up to put on its Spring Show for 2019. Members create floral displays enjoyed by visitors, and judged by Cllr Peter Wade, Mayor of Havant - Toby Pyatt is awarded the Davies Cup for the most points in the Junior classes. Picture: Duncan Shepherd
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