YEOVIL NEWS: All things bright and beautiful, all vegetables great and small
THE Mayor and Mayoress of Yeovil were special guests at the annual show of the Yeovil Allotments Association.
And fun-loving Cllr Darren Shutler and his wife Anna were more than pleased to show off some of the larger and smaller items on display at the show held at Brimsmore Gardens on Sunday (August 20, 2017).
The Mayoress got her hands on a whopping marrow grown by Pete Cousins at the Rustywell Park allotment site, while the Mayor was happy to show off a dinky courgette grown by Jon Trevett at the St George’s allotments and they did not need much encouragement to pose for a photo for Yeovil Press photographer Christine Jones.
Later the Mayor was able to present the prizes to winners of various categories in the show.
Results: Chairman’s Cup for most points in the fruit and vegetable section – Manny Roper; Albert Knight Cup for best exhibit in fruit and vegetable section – Manny Roper; Flower Cup for most points in flowers section – Manny Roper; Crystal Vase for best exhibit in flowers and plants section – Roger Downting; Home Produce Trophy for most points in home produce – Mary Horsley; Anne Meyrick Trophy for most points in show – Manny Roper; Junior Cup for most points in junior section – Eve Horsley; Gardens Group Cup for geranium grown from plug – Roger Downting.
Town crier Bruce Trigger was also at the show and he had to plenty to shout about in support of the Yeovil Allotments Association.
Yeovil Town Council has around 300 allotment plots in sites across the town for green-fingered enthusiasts to grow their own crops.
If you do not rent an existing plot from the council you are eligible to apply to take on an allotment tenancy.
If you are interested in taking on a plot, please contact the town council on 01935-382424 to check that you are eligible and find out about availability of plots.
PHOTOS: By Christine Jones, of Yeovil Press.