In 2020 our Summer Show takes place on Saturday 1 August, in Nailsea School, with exhibits being staged in the morning of the Show.
Report from Summer Show 2019
The Society held its 2019 Summer Show on Saturday 3 August, in Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea.
Photographs from Summer Show 2018
Henry and his cups and exhibits
Jocelyn Smith receives a trophy from Nailsea Town Council deputy chairman
cup-winning children's handicrafts
some of Henry and Kathryn's entries
flower arrangement on book theme: Harry Potter
members planted container
children's fruit and vegetable animals
prize winning soft fruit
Colin Griffin with his first class exhibits
Cleo and Ayda with their prize-winning exhibits
On a beautiful sunny afternoon over 550 people visited the Flower Show in Nailsea School. The Atrium was filled with an enormous range of colourful exhibits. Visitors were able to enjoy a very relaxed and sociable afternoon with tea and cakes provided by the Society’s volunteers and entertainment provided by the Filton Concert Brass band.
There were more entries this year than last year which is a particular credit to the gardeners who had to contend with very dry conditions in the weeks before the show. The organisers were especially pleased to see the increase in the number of vegetables entered.
Local gardener Colin Griffin won the cup for most points in the allotment holders’ classes and also won the Town Council’s prize for the best kept allotment on the Engine Lane site. The prize for best kept plot on the Whitesfield Road allotments was won by Mrs Tublin.
Rodney Veale from Kingston Seymour won prizes for the most points overall in the horticultural classes as well as an individual trophy for most points in vegetables. The National Vegetable Society’s medal for best individual exhibit was won by Jeff Withers of Clevedon with an excellent cucumber; he also won prizes for very high quality entries in the pot plant classes.
In the cookery classes Sue Irwin won prizes for most points and the best exhibit.
Both our flower shows rely on volunteers. You can keep alive the great tradition of Flower Shows in Nailsea. Volunteers are needed for all sorts of activities: moving tables to help set up the show, stewarding with judges, selling raffle tickets, helping to serve teas and cakes etc etc. If you think you can help, please let us know.
Trophy Winners 2019
A schedule of trophy winners can be downloaded from this page.