Flower bed

Westfield Horticultural Society are pleased that the flower bed they donated as a gift to the village is now complete.

Planting has been designed such that there should be colour all year round, and will be maintained by members of the Society.

Westfield Horticultural Society holds Spring and Autumn shows every year in the Community Hall.

In 2018, the Spring Show is on Saturday,        14th April, and The Autumn Show is on Saturday, 8 September.  Both shows from 2.30pm-4.30pm. Entry is free to our members and only 50p for non-members.
 
The 2017 officers are as follows:

President: Mr John Paige

Chairman:   Catherine Collingwood,     Meadlands, Cottage Lane, Westfield             TN35 4RU   01424 552485        

Treasurer: James Easthope: 01424 753816

Secretary: Linda Baker

Committee members:  Nicky Briscall, Jackie Fellows, Tricia Oakland, Melanye Richmond, Lindsay Hunt.

Correspondence can be sent to any committee member. Show schedules are available from The New Inn, Archers and committee members.

Membership fees for 2017 remain unchanged - £3 for an individual membership and £5 per couple/family. This represents great value for money and we look forward to you joining or re-joining. Tell your friends too!

Current members will be reminded about their subscription renewals. However if you are interested in joining and having some fun then please contact the WHS.

Click here for details of our November Craft evening workshop

Autumn Show

Westfield Horticultural Society again put on a successful Autumn Show thanks to the wonderful contributions by exhibitors from the surrounding areas.  Visitors to the Westfield Community Centre on Saturday 9th September, were impressed with the stunning colours and smells of the flowers and home produce, and the skills of the floral art exhibits and crafts.  However, the stars of the show had to be the wonderful Welly Dog made by the Friary Gardeners team from wellington boots, in the section “Something New from Something Old” which won them the Quercus Goblet, and the Tower of Fruit made by Ollie Peacock aged 7 (assisted by siblings Amerleigh and Charlotte) for which he won the Junior Cup. 

Special congratulations to Margaret Crouch who won the prestigious Banksian Medal issued by the RHS, awarded each year to the person who gets most points overall in the horticulture classes.  Also to Jackie Fellows and Dave & Kay Taylor who won several horticultural cups and made it a close competition this year. 

Jane Moseley won the cups for most points in both Home Produce and Handicrafts and Lynn White won cups both for most points in Floral Art and best exhibit for her stunning arrangement entitled “Back to School”.

Catherine Collingwood, Chairman of the Westfield Horticultural Society thanks all the exhibitors for taking part, the committee for their hard work and the visitors who came and enjoyed the Show.  The Spring Show will be in April 2018.

Prize winners 2017:

RHS Banksian Medal Margaret Crouch  
President’s Cup Margaret Crouch Best flower exhibit
Sydney Smith Cup Jackie Fellows  Best collection of vegetables
G Button Cup Dave & Kay Taylor  Most points in classes 1 – 10
Draper Cup John Cleverley Best vegetable
Bill Stevens cup       Margaret Crouch  Best cactus or succulent
Challenge Cup Dave & Kay Taylor Most points in vegetable classes
Garden News Shield Jackie Fellows Most points in flower classes
September  Cup Dave & Kay Taylor Most points in fruit classes
Honey Trophy Jackie Fellows Best vase of flowers suitable for attracting bees
Marianne Davis Cup Jane Moseley Most points in Home Produce classes
Sylvia Adams Trophy Sheila Askey Best exhibit in Home Produce
Dicker Cup Jane Moseley Most points in Handicraft classes
Quercus Goblet Friary Gardeners Best exhibit in Handicraft
Gwen Smith Cup Lynn White Best Floral Art arrangement
Autumn Goblet Lynn White Most points in Floral Art
Junior Cup Ollie Peacock Best exhibit in Junior classes
Autumn Challenge Cup Margaret Crouch Most points in Show
Certificates:    
Junior Award KS 2 Ollie Peacock 7 – 11 age group
Junior Award KS 3 Poppy Stratford 11 – 14 age group
Art Certificate Sam Kinimli Best photographs

 

If you have any queries at any time please contact me on: 552485    

Thank you for your support

Catherine Collingwood