Growers reap what they sow at Rose Show
The Delgany & District Horticultural Society held its rose show in Bray last Saturday.
Exhibitors came from as far afield as Ardee, Co. Louth, and Malahide, Co. Dublin, to exhibit in the Sweet Pea classes.
The Society, in association with Festina Lente, held a competition to judge the allotments in the walled garden on the campus.
There were over 50 entries in this class with a first awarded in the small allotment class to Shu Rung/Annie O'Donnell, a first in the medium allotment class to Lisa Colgan and a first in the Large Allotment to Wendy Molyneux. The winner for best overall allotment was awarded to Lisa Colgan.
In the Rose classes, Trevor Stevenson swept the boards winning Nancy O'Neill Cup for best exhibit with a wonderful Dublin Bay Rose, the Sam & Charlie Golden Cup for most points in classes 1-18.
Tom Curtis was awarded the Hartwell Cup for his exhibit in the Novice Class.
The awards in the Sweet Pea classes were awarded to Maria Melvin who travelled from Ardee to attend, John Markham and Michael Burke, who travelled from Malahide.
The fruit and vegetable classes were well attended and the Rowan Perpetual Cup was awarded to Carole O'Riordan who exhibited a plate of the most wonderful peaches. She also won the Jackson Trophy for a beautiful collection of young vegetables. Tracey O'Brien, Cathaoirleach of Bray Town Council very kindly came along to present the awards to the prize winners.