Welcome to our Gardening Club Rhydlewis and District Gardening Club has been around since the time of Adam and Eve. In fact, it is believed that one of our members planted and tended the very apple tree that gave rise to the pair being expelled from the garden!!

Whether this urban myth is true or not, the club is here to encourage, improve and extend the members' knowledge of all branches of horticulture. It is open to everyone and new members are all always welcome to come along.

Our activities during the year include a varied programme of talks and social events, summer garden visits, a plant sale, social gatherings/bbq and an annual open show in August.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Rhydlewis Gardening Club Anual Produce Show

At three pm on the afternoon of Tuesday the 25th August, Rhylewis Village Hall looked like this; ready and willing to be transformed. 

Then contributors began to arrive, and the exhibits just kept coming!  

LIlies in Class 35, a vase of cut garden flowers

Floral Class 31
Three Hydrageas Heads

Fantastic display of Pot Plants in Bloom in Class 36
By five pm, when the judges were due to arrive, it was bursting with vegetables, fruit, flowers and homecraft goodies.

Floral Art, Class 39, A Basket of Flowers for the New Royal Baby
and Class 40, a seasonal arragement incorporating a tea cup and saucer.

A delicious-looking baking section, Classes 41, 42, 43, 44, 45
Homecraft Classes 47,48, 49,
Jams and Marmalades 

The Homecraft sections did well this year, as so did both the floral garden sections and the floral art sections, thanks to members contributions and the contributions of the new Rhydlewis Art Group. Vegetables were understandably thin on the ground (and below it); the onion sections particularly did poorly because of constant wet soil. 
Class 5, a popular one this year; Courgettes!
But a fantastic turnout, and a very enjoyable evening, which included the auction of generously donated exhibits. Miar Morgan, longstanding member, stated that it was the best Produce Show she could remember.
Congratulations to all who entered – all the exhibits made the show what it was, not just the prize-winners. However, very, very well done to the prize-winners too! The winners of the categories are as follows:
Floral Prize (most points gained in the floral classes) Jenny Archibald, Newcastle Emlyn.

Challenge Cup (most points gained in vegetable and fruit classes) Janette Sharman, Rhydlewis.

Roses Shield for class 33   Marg Fogg, Tregroes.

D & G Williams Shield (most points gained in homecraft section) Vicky Wade, Brongest.

Huge thanks to the new Show Secretary, Liz Blackler, for organizing the show, to the judges and all the volunteers.

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