Garden Competition – 2014 Results

Philip & Sue Crawford – Overall Winners of the 2014 Garden Competition.

The Melplash Agricultural Society’s annual garden and allotment competition is open to all residents within a 12 mile radius of Melplash Village Church.  Gardens and allotments of any size can be entered and there are prizes for the best large, medium and small garden and best allotment as well as an overall winner.   The only stipulation is that they must not employ a gardener for more than 8 hours per week.   This year there were 16 gardens and allotments entered. The judging took place over two days and was undertaken by last year’s winners: Mr and Mrs Nigel and Catherine Lee from Salway Ash, who were overall winners and winners of the medium garden category and Mrs Linda Lambert, winner of the small garden category. They were accompanied by the Melplash Agricultural Society President – Mrs Helen Carless, and the Society’s Chairman – Brigadier John Dean. The Stewards were Section Chairman, Mr Peter Yeates and past Chairman, Mr Clifford Pitcher.

 2014 Results

Overall Winner & winner of the Alfie Parker & Jimmy Watts Memorial Cup

presented by Mr John Palmer & Mr Cleeves Palmer

Mr & Mrs Philip & Sue Crawford, Beaminster

Large Garden – The winner receives The Fowler Rose Bowl, presented by Mr & Mrs David Fowler

1st           Mr & Mrs Philip & Sue Crawford, Beaminster – Overall Garden Winners

2nd          Mrs Christine Corson, Stoke Abbott

3rd           Ms M Dilley & Mr R Glithero, Morcombelake

Medium Garden – The winner receives the Pitcher Trophy, presented by Mr & Mrs Clifford Pitcher

1st           Mr Robert Buckland, South Perrott

2nd          Mrs Joyce Newton, Bothenhampton

3rd           Mr & Mrs Marcia & Eric Peel, Burton Bradstock

Small Garden – The winner receives The Melplash Agricultural Society Shield

1st           Mr & Mrs Ian & Donna Winters, Bridport

2nd          Mrs Val Bartlett, Bridport

3rd           Mr Stephen Miles & Ms Michelle Taylor, Salway Ash

Allotments – The winner receives The Groves Nurseries Trophy

1st           Mr John Studley, Hinton St George

2nd          Mr & Mrs John & Beata Marsden, Bridport Medical Centre allotment

3rd           Mrs Helen Stephenson, Bridport Medical Centre allotment

  The prizes will be presented at this year’s Melplash Show on Thursday 21st August. Photos of the winning gardens will be on display in the Horticultural Marquee.