Montrose flower show a blooming success

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The 137th annual Montrose Flower show held at the Links Hotel for the third year in a row was a “great success”

Kay Lees, secretary of the Montrose Horticultural Society, said: “The flower show has once more been a great success. Entries in the vegetable, fruit and cut flower classes were higher than in previous years, due to the more favourable growing conditions.

“There was a stunning display of pot plants and floral art arrangement and the knitting and craft sections showcased the wealth of local talent and expertise. The relatively new kitchen garden section attracted a good number of exhibitors and the children produced some beautiful work in their section.

The trophy winners for the show held on Friday, August 9, and Saturday, August 10, are: The RHS Banksian Medal (most points in horticultural classes) and the Hobbs Cup (best pot plant in show), Kay Lees; the Barclay Ross and Hutchison Rosebowl (best exhibit in show), the Provost A D Todd Cup (collection of vegetables), the Lyndale Soupbowl (class 53),the Society Shield (best onion sets), the A Mair Cup (collection of onions), the Society Silver Cup (most points in Dahlia section), the Mitchell Trophy (three vases of Dahlias), the J Drummond-Smith Cup (one vase of sweet peas), Ed Mitchell; the John Laing Trophy (most points in Fuchsia section), the C & V Stewart Challenge Trophy, the David Sim Cup (collection of shallots), the Mary Robb Memorial Cup (most points in pot plant section), George Stewart; the Wullie Whyte Memorial Cup (best tomatoes in show), Mr John Henderson; the R B Small Memorial Trophy (collection of potatoes), Derek Ritchie; the Malcolm Dunn Memorial Trophy (most points in fruit section), Peter Stevens; Society Silver Medal (best exhibit in fruit section), Gordon Watson; the Links Lodge Floribunda Trophy (one vase floribunda roses) and the Dunninald Bowl (container of cut flowers), Pullar Horticulture; Society Silver Cup (most points in kitchen garden section), Rab Milne; the Gannochy Trophy (most points in beginners section) and the Finella Trophy (best exhibit in beginners section), Brian Grant; the Celurca Trophy (Angus Floral Art Championship – most points in classes and the Angus and Mearns Floral Art Club Trophy (most points in beginners), Diane Turberfield; Society Silver Cup (best exhibit in Floral Art), Audrey Buchan; Society Shield (one vase mixed garden flowers) and the Juniors Cup (most points in children’s section), Kenza Henderson; the Ian Sherriff Trophy (second highest points in children’s section), Caidee Lee; the George Kerr Memorial Cup (second best exhibit in show), Society Silver Cup (most points in knitting section), Society Silver Cup (most points in miscellaneous classes), Society Silver Cup (most points in Industrial Section), the Kerr Cup(best exhibit in Industrial Section) and the Jane Stephen Memorial Silver Salver (best exhibit in cross stitch), Mrs Hilda Herald; the Miss McMaster Cup (most points in baking classes) Mrs Dorothy Griese; Society Silver Cup (most points in preserves), Agnes Williamson.

Photo by Forbes Inglis.