Colourful displays at Beer Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 November 2018 | UPDATED: 09:31 14 November 2018

Prizewinners at the Beer Autumn Show. Picture: Contributed

Prizewinners at the Beer Autumn Show. Picture: Contributed


“Outstanding” quality of exhibits at this year’s exhibition of chrysanthemums, other flowers, fruit, vegetables and home cooking

Looking at the exhibits at the Beer Autumn Show. Picture: ContributedLooking at the exhibits at the Beer Autumn Show. Picture: Contributed

More than 100 Beer residents and visitors enjoyed the colourful displays of Charm chrysanthemums at the annual Autumn show.

The event on Saturday, November 3 was hosted by the Beer Horticultural Society.

The Mariners’ Hall was filled with rows of the bushy round-topped plants, with their vividly coloured flowers. There were also vegetables, fruit, flower arrangements, photographs and home cooking.

The Horticultural Society’s president, Ursula Makepeace, said the quality in all categories was “outstanding”.

She said: “The Beer Autumn Show is the only one of its kind in the whole of the South West. It is not only interesting because of its wide range of different exhibits, but it has also developed into a delightful social event on a grey November day.”

Beer Autumn Show Trophy Winners and Results 2018

* Best Chrysanthemum in Show Dave Mutter

* Blackmore Cup for best Chrysanthemum Shape in Show Chris Loud

* Alf Boalch Cup for Best Beer Charm Shape Dave Mutter

* Tucker Cup for Best Visitor’s Charm Chris Loud

* Ewing Cup for best vase of chrysanthemums John Lang

* Geoff Hunt Cup for most points in chrysanthemums John Lang

* Best Pot Mum Cup Keith Legg

* Novice Cup Michael Adkin

* Barrel of Beer Cup for best Photograph Henry Jaggers

* Floral Art Cup Anne Robinson

Number of Entries

Charm Chrysanthemums 33

Cut chrysanthemums 14

Pot Mums 9

Flower Arrangements 9

Vegetables and apples 11

Collection of vegetables 14

Photographs 27

Cakes 7

Chutneys 7

Homecraft 20

Beach Art 4

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