Impressive display at Wellesbourne and Walton Autumn Show

Paula Kerr of the Wellesbourne and Walton Horticultural Show committee with young entrants Ruby Caines, Lucy Aiello and Eleanor Aiello.
Paula Kerr of the Wellesbourne and Walton Horticultural Show committee with young entrants Ruby Caines, Lucy Aiello and Eleanor Aiello.
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What organisers have described as a “glorious” range of exhibits filled the newly refurbished village hall in Wellesbourne at this year’s Wellesbourne and Walton Autumn Show.

The villages’ Horticultural Association welcomed entries from new participants as well as the entrants that have been supporting the show for many years.

Bakes and bottled goods on display for judging at the Wellesbourne and Walton Horticultural Show.

Bakes and bottled goods on display for judging at the Wellesbourne and Walton Horticultural Show.

Despite it being a difficult year for growing produce, there were impressive displays of flowers and perfectly-formed fruit and vegetables. The children’s categories were popular, with entries including monsters made of fruit or vegetables, seed heads displayed on a paper plate, miniature gardens in a seed tray and flapjacks. Eight-year-old Lizzie Allerton entered one of the adult classes of floral art - and managed to beat her mum Marion.

Prizewinners included Sally Grant, who won the coveted Banksian Medal for most prize money in the Cut Flowers and Fruit and Vegetables categories, the Challenge Cup for most prize money overall and the Willet Cup for most prize money for Fruit and Vegetables.

Lizzie Allerton once again won the S E Cook junior trophy and ten-year-old Ruby Caines received the People’s Choice certificate for her monster made from fruit.

Tracey Caines of the Horticultural Association said: “The association would like to thank everyone who supported the show and made it such an enjoyable afternoon and hope that history will keep repeating itself for many years to come.”

Flowers on display at the Wellesbourne and Walton Horticultural Show.

Flowers on display at the Wellesbourne and Walton Horticultural Show.