Upton Village Hall was a mass of colour and scent on Saturday when the village’s horticultural society held its summer show.

Gardeners celebrated their growing skills in style showing more than 430 exhibits of glorious flowers, fruits and vegetables.

With more than 100 different classes to enter everyone had an opportunity to join in and also show their talents in floral art and displays as well as cake and jam making.

Children had fun showing their creativity in making miniature gardens, cup cakes and handicrafts.

Winners of the society’s special awards were:

John White presented with The Mrs Frank Morris Challenge Cup for vegetables.

Jeff Formstone received The Reg L Barnett Challenge Cup for fruit.

The Ralph Seddon Chrysanthemum Challenge Cup was awarded to Paul Philips.

The Herbert Wilkinson Dahlia Shield went to Jack Davey.

The John Steward Hutton Challenge Cup for roses went to Geoff Fieldstead together with The Peter Snelson Challenge Rose Bowl Class 46 and the Rosette for best exhibit in Rose Section.

Some of the glorious floral displays on show at the village hall during the Upton Horticultural Society summer show
Some of the glorious floral displays on show at the village hall during the Upton Horticultural Society summer show
 

For gaining most points in a wide variety of flowers and decorative foliage, Wendy Carman received The Allen Hurst Summer Show Challenge Cup and the Rosette for best exhibit.

For floral art Jack Davey was awarded the Rosette for best exhibit and the Sydney Levy Challenge Cup.

Edward Elliott received The Mr and Mrs J R C Lumley Challenge Cup for the most points gained in container plants.

Rita Critchley received the Rosette for best exhibit in the Pot Plants Section.

David Pendlebury was presented with The Mrs C Norman.

Miss E M Main received the Challenge Cup for most points in the category of preserves and cakes and the Rosette for best exhibit in the Preserves Section.

Both the Herbert Wilkinson Dahlias Shield Class 40 and the John Pritchard Dahlia Challenge Cup was awarded to Jack Davey as was The David Miln President’s Challenge Cup for most points in the summer show.

In the children’s categories, prizes were awarded to Cassandra Burgess, Neil Wakeling, Mark Wakeling, Mark Howard, and Megan Ryan.

Upton Horticultural Society begin a new season of meetings on September 4 at 7.30pm in Upton Village Hall with a talk titled An Introduction to Orchids .