Hundreds flock to Stonehouse Horticultural Show

Stroud News and Journal: Hundreds flock to Stonehouse Horticultural Show Hundreds flock to Stonehouse Horticultural Show

MAYOR of Stonehouse Chris Brine has hailed the town's fifth Horticultural Show a resounding success.

Hundreds flocked to Stonehouse Community Centre on Saturday, July 28, for the annual event, which this year attracted more than 250 entries across all 75 categories.

Those in attendance were treated to a dazzling display of floral art, homegrown produce and handmade crafts, with classes for roses, sweet peas, wine, photography and many more as well.

Among this year's winners were Margaret Fedrick, who won the Highfield Rose Bowl, for her outstanding rose display and Shelia Page who claimed the Stonehouse Taxis Hybrid Cup, for her exceptional bowl of sweet peas.

Elsewhere, Carole Crisp took the Mayor's Challenge Vase for her mixed flowering stems and Lin Powell won the Dr David Cross Flower Trophy for her floral arrangement.

"There was a lovely atmosphere in the hall on the day and it was great fun," said show secretary and winner Carole Crisp.

Mayor of Stonehouse Chris Brine, said: "It went extremely well. We had a really good turn out and it was a very successful year."

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