Worksop: Bright blooms win over crowds at annual show

Keen gardeners gathered at St Anne’s Hall on Saturday for a celebration of their passion, but it was the plants that stole the show.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 10th September 2013, 3:40 pm

Worksop & District Chrysanthemum and Horticultural Society held their annual show, with vibrant displays of flowers and vegetables taking centre stage.

Kind weather welcomed competitiors and visitors, with Friday’s downpour subsiding before set-up.

Flower classes included chrysanthemums, dahlias, pelargoniums and fuchsias, along with pot plants and general flowers.


Other sections included vegetables, domestic, and photography.

The ‘casual gardener’ section had a number of impressive entries - the number of potatoes grown in a bucket competition was won with 35 potatoes, and the longest parsnip came in at almost a metre in length.

Over 50 people attended the presentation of trophies by Councillor Judy Dalton at the end of the show.

The group has been running for over 60 years, and attracts competitors from across the county.


The society meets at 7.30pm on the first Tuesday of the month at Manton Athletic Club and regularly hosts talks from special guest speakers.

They will also host an Autumn Fayre on Saturday 26th of October at Anston Parish Hall.

The event will run from 2-4pm, with entry costing just 20p.

To find out more about the society or to get involved as a member, call Rowland Savage on 01623 847014.


2 Dave Searles with some of his prize-winning chrysanthemums

8 Ray Cooper shows off some of his award-winning flowers.

10 Organisers Dave Searles, Billy Smith, Sue Smith, Joan Bell, and Alan Bell celebrate the show’s success.

19 Group secretary Rowland Savage inspects some of the show onions

21 Chrysanthemums took centre stage at the show