Bembridge Horticultural Society its 102nd open show earlier this month, and a wonderful effort was made by all. 

There were 31 entrants, but between them they displayed a whopping 257 entries, so they had had a busy summer growing and making!

Ian Stock won the open classes for his tray of four vegetables, two dishes of potatoes, nine runner beans, three beetroots, five shallots, and five pom-pom dahlias.

He scooped the Thornycroft Cup for highest points, the Woodruff Cup, the Banksian Medal and the B. O. Cochrane Cup (for onions).

Andrew Nightingale proved his continued prowess with his dahlias, winning three open classes, the Rev H. M. Humphrey Cup, and the Peel Cup for the member who has received most points in the June and August shows.

Eve Dyer also walked out with some silverware, with plaudits for her cottage garden arrangement, foliage arrangement, petite arrangement, natural plant material, floating blooms and five blooms.

She took the Jubilee Trophy for highest points and the Mabel Langston Trophy for her cottage garden arrangement.

Caroline Peel won the specimen bloom class and took home the Winter Memorial Cup, while Chris Pay scooped the Saville Cup.

In the members' classes, Andrew Nightingale walked off with Bembridge Top Vase and was lauded for his pot plants.

He also took the W. Wiltshire Cup for highest points, the Bembridge Two of the Best and the Diamond Jubilee Trophy.

Jan Yeats' name was all over the winning preserves, and gained her the cup.

Other big winners were Susan Oldham, Sue Leaver, Jonathan Nainby-Luxmoore, Susie Evans, Shirley Cotton and Chris Pay.