Exhibitors come from far and wide for Denton flower show

DENTON Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society’s early show attracted exhibitors from as far afield as Buxton and Warrington.

The show, the fifth one to be held at Denton West Community Centre, was well attended by both the public and 27 exhibitors.

The classes featured chrysanthemums, dahlias, floral art, pot plants and vegetables.

Hyde’s Chris Green dominated the chrysanthemum classes while Denton’s Alan Sutton had the best dahlias and vegetables.

And Northenden’s Peter Higginbottom claimed the prizes for novice chrysanthemums and dahlias.

While some other horticultural groups have found the wet summer challenging, show secretary Ken Harrop explained it goes with the territory.

He explained: “It was one of our best shows and the weather doesn’t seem to affect exhibitors who in the main overcome the adversity of the English climate.

“The art of growing in various conditions is part of the challenge.”

The show has been held for more than 80 years and was held at the Festival Hall until switching homes five years ago.

The society’s late show takes place at the same venue on Sunday, November 3 from 11.30am to 5pm.

That show will only feature chrysanthemums, floral art and vegetables.

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