GALLERY: Knebworth gardening club hosts successful annual spring show

Tegan Baynes, 9 with her first prize entry to the Knebworth and district gardening club

Tegan Baynes, 9 with her first prize entry to the Knebworth and district gardening club - Credit: Archant

A gardening club which started in the 1890s proved popular at the weekend when it staged its annual show.

The Knebworth and district gardening club committee

The Knebworth and district gardening club committee - Credit: Archant

Knebworth and District Gardening Club took over St Martins Church hall on Saturday to host its spring flower show.

Daffodils, cakes and flower arrangements filled the hall throughout the afternoon and chairman Sheila Read said: “It was very good and we had entrants for every class.

“We also raised quite a lot of money with the tombola and teas and coffees.”

Sheila also read extracts from a journal belonging to the Knebworth Cottage Gardening Society, which was the group’s previous name.

Exhibits at the Knebworth and district gardening club

Exhibits at the Knebworth and district gardening club - Credit: Archant

The book’s earliest entry is in 1898 and lists what the club did and winners from each show.

Conservative parliamentary candidate for Stevenage Stephen McPartland said: “Spring was certainly on show in Knebworth with an amazing display of flowers and cakes.

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“I was very privileged to be given the honour of awarding the prizes and meeting so many keen gardeners.

“The daffodil display was my favourite with incredibly strong competitors.”

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