Felixstowe produce was show perfection

FROM the heaviest gooseberry to spectacular miniature garden designed by eight to 11-year-olds the 21st annual flower show at the Felixstowe Leisure Centre had it all.

FROM the heaviest gooseberry to spectacular miniature garden designed by eight to 11-year-olds the 21st annual flower show at the Felixstowe Leisure Centre had it all.

The Felixstowe and District Horticultural Society are celebrating this week following a successful flower and produce show.

Over 560 entries ranging from carrots, roses, pot plants and floral decorations could be seen at the event last weekend.

"The standard has improved this year, they have got really keen. They have come up trumps whereas two years ago we had a poor show," said Margaret Alford, chairman of the society.

The show, which was held on July 20 and 21 played host to hundreds of entries in a wide variety of sections including a handcraft and art section and an area where flowers were grown in odd containers such as one entry which had flowers growing out of a marrow.

The best in show was a floral decoration and the second best was a toy made of wood in the shape of a dustcart, made by a member of the society.

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DJs from BBC Radio Suffolk, including Lesley Dolphin, presented the shields, cups and money prizes.

Mrs Alford said the show was one of a few horticultural events left in the UK. She said Suffolk had more shows compared to the rest of the country.

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