Although it is still early in the season, Hillsborough Horticultural Society’s Spring Show was well supported by many of the leading daffodil growers in the province.
Entries came from far and wide and although daffodils predominated, there were other flowers too.
The Chairman, Derek Alexander, thanked all those who had been involved in organising, setting up and running the show, which would not have been worthwhile without exhibitors and visitors. President Jacqui Townsley handed over the silverware. The main prizewinners were:
Special prize for first in Class of 12 varieties of daffodil, one bloom of each: Mr Niall Watson, Killinchy
Orr Perpetual Challenge Cup for most points in the Open Daffodil Classes: Mr Niall Watson, Killinchy
The McGready Cup for most points in the Amateur Intermediate Daffodil Classes: Mr Terry Haley, Omagh
The Gray Challenge Cup for the competitor gaining most points in the Novice Daffodil Classes: Mr Gordon Finch, Belfast
Winner of the best exhibit in the Daffodils for Display: Mrs Eleanor Alexander, Hillsborough
Blue Rosette for the best bloom in the Show: Mr Niall Watson, Killinchy
The Mary E Johnston Memorial Perpetual Cup for the best exhibit in the Floral Art Classes: Mrs Anne Malcolmson, Lisburn
The Martin Cup for the best exhibit in the Children’s classes: Miss Rachel Lyle, Helen’s Bay.