Garden club hosts annual flower show and tea

  • <p>CONTRIBUTED PHOTO</p><p>Bridgewater Garden Club President Evelyn Snyder (left) presents the best overall display award to Susan Gilmour at the club&#8217;s annual show and tea. On the far right is Vicki Trenholm, flower show chair.</p>


BRIDGEWATER - After a two year hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Bridgewater Garden Club (BGC) hosted its annual flower show and tea July 9 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church Hall in Bridgewater.

This year's theme was "Birds & Blooms". There were 16 entrants, who entered 15 Class A, B and C arrangements and 23 flower specimens in this year's show. Judging was conducted by Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs judge, Myra Knight of Chester Basin. The show and tea were open to the public from 2-4 p.m.

Evelyn Snyder, president of the Bridgewater Garden Club presented the show awards.

The Hugh Naugler Trophy for "Best in Show" was presented to Sue Gilmour (BGC) for her entry in the "Feathered Friend Class A: Floral Design" category. The Kaye Hume painting was awarded to Sheila Floyd (BGC) for her winning entry in the "Birds and Blooms Class B: Floral Composition" category, which is awarded to a BGC member and selected by the vice-president.

The President's Choice trophy went to Angela Griffin, her entry in the "Feathered Friend Class A: Floral Design" category. The Diane Haye Memorial Award, which is a tole-painted flower pot donated by Marianne Goodwin of Hebbville, was awarded for the "Best Specimen" earned by Joyce Lohnes for her entry in the Specimen category.

The People's Choice trophy was awarded to Sue Gilmour for her entry in the "Free as a Bird Class A: Floral Design" category. The Margery Dykeman Memorial Award, which is presented to a novice for a first-time entry in the BGC Flower Show, went to Marcia Slauenwhite (BGC), for her entry in the "Hummers Haven" category.

Along with our floral awards we also had a garden basket raffle valued at over $200 which was won by Cathy Baker and a door prize of a gift card to a local garden centre won by our newest member, Gehres Weed.

The flower show committee and club executive would like to offer a very well done to the members for their efforts, in providing an exceptional flower show and tea service and to thank the community patrons, as well as visitors to the area, for their support.

The Bridgewater Garden Club maintains an average of 60 members. New members are always welcome, whether you are a novice or a professional. Guest speakers are usually on hand to give a presentation or members give presentations on gardening topics at the meetings.

If you would like to share your gardening experiences with others, join us at our next meeting. For more information contact President Evelyn Snyder at: evelynsnyder_7@hotmail.com. For more information on the NSAGC visit their website at www.nsagc.com. Let's get gardening.

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