WHITCHURCH Garden Club have been handing out the winner's trophies for this year's Flower and Produce Show.

Usually open to non-members and the public, this year's show was on held in the Civic Centre's Market Hall on Saturday, September 5, on a smaller scale because of Covid-19 restrictions.

In spite of the restrictions, 11 members achieved an amazing display of more than 200 exhibits.

Mike Kozyra, club president, presented the trophies which had been sanitised and kept safe.

Dave Wilkinson won the trophies for most points in the dahlia section, best exhibit in the dahlia section and the presidents cup for best exhibit in Show. This was for his exhibit of three giant dahlias.

Dave also won the RHS Banksian medal.

Michael Lunt won the trophy for most points in the chrysanthemum section for his three chrysanthemum blooms.

Clive Payne won the trophy for most points in the flowers and pot plants section with his winning fuchsia.

Bryan Cliff won a trophy for most points in the fruit and vegetable section and grew three parsnips which won best exhibit in fruit and vegetables.

Chris Gittins won the trophy for most points in the floral art section, and best exhibit in floral art with his depiction of 'Save the Planet'. He also won the most points in the photography section.

Sue Fawcett also took the trophy for second most points for floral art.

Bill Brayford won the trophy for the second most points in the Dahlia section.

And finally Andy and Jean Betteridge collected a trophy for photography from club chairman Mike.

Members who visited the show in the afternoon were able to guess the length of the longest runner, and guess the weight of the heaviest marrow.

The club also took the opportunity to weigh and award an annual prize for growing the heaviest crop from one seed potato in a 20-litre polythene bag.

This year's winner was show and club secretary Morag Cliff, with a yield of 4kg, 240g.