Standards were high at the show, despite difficult growing conditions.
Despite a challenging year, Warkworth Garden Club pushed ahead with its annual Rose and Flower Show in the Warkworth Town Hall last month. Organiser Annette Sharp said entries were a little down on the previous year but were of a high standard, despite gardeners having to contend with heavy rain and strong winds during the growing season. “It was good to see all the new exhibitors, and the local gardens entered were a credit to their owners,” she said.
Warkworth Garden Club will host its 100th Rose and Flower Show next year and is looking forward to making it special.
Campbell DÁrcy Cup – most points Section A winner, Di Jensen; Flora Reilly Cup – most points Section B winner, Lynne Crump; Candlesticks – most points Section C winner, Sheryl Thompson; Helen and Henry Phibbs Trophy – most points Section D winner, Gloria Wilmot; Cruickshank Cup – 1 rose judged on merit Section B winner, Maria Schollum; Warkworth Garden Club Cup – most fragrant rose winner, Lyn Wade; Sesquicentennial Cup – Best in the Show winner, Gloria Wilmot; Grange Trophy – Best Local Garden, Jim Letcher; Hamilton Trophy – Best Warkworth/Matakana garden as seen by judges from the street. Winner, 27 Motiti Street, J & G Christie.