September 25th, 2016

Chrysanthemums show at Bromsgrove garden centre is a blooming success

Updated: 11:18 am, Nov 25, 2015

THE DISPLAYS at the annual show for late flowering chrysanthemums has got bigger and better for the third year in a row.

The event, at Burcot Garden Centre in Bromsgrove on Saturday (November 7), saw 61 vases of flowers with 217 blooms and four flower arrangements.

There was also seven different types of flowers at the show, which was organised by the Shirley Chrysanthemum Society.

The overall winner was the society’s secretary Ian Thornton who scooped five trophies and the silver medal for the best exhibit in show.

Other winners included Les Thick, Terry Witherall and Derek Evans for the best vase in show.

John Rogers, from the society, thanked the owners of Burcot Garden Centre and said: “It seems to be getting bigger and better every year.

“Being the late season, I think a lot of people had flowers that hadn’t been shown before.

“It was an absolutely cracking show.”

He added there was also a lot of interest from the public and members of the society were on hand to answer their questions.

*ON SUNDAY (November 8), branch members went to the Midland area of the National Chrysanthemum Society and won two out of two trophies for their blooms.