It was a pleasant spring day for Fermanagh Gardening Society’s Annual Daffodil and Spring Flower Show on Saturday, April 8.

A good attendance was attracted to the successful event, held at Enniskillen Campus of CAFRE.

Spring was in the air as those present enjoyed taking in the appealing displays of daffodils, spring flowers and floral arrangements - which created a splash of warm colour. The painting classes also captured attention.

Sam Robinson, one of the organisers, speaking afterwards, said that they “had good support from the NI Daffodil Group; it’s really them that make the show.”

He acknowledged that Dave Hardy of Esker Farm Daffodils, won most of the open classes. Other winners, he said, were Robert Curry and George Wilson.

“We had good representation from the local primary schools,” reported Sam, who also spoke about the good entry in the Novice section.

“The General Flowers section had some beautiful exhibits,” added Sam, who also made reference to their “superb afternoon teas enjoyed by all.”

In addition, he thanked the judges, including John Ennis, who judged the open section.

Results Daffodils:
Malone Trophy - Open Section A Best Bloom - Dave Hardy.
Malone Cup - Open Section B Best Bloom - Robert Curry.
Northern Bank Cup Open Section B Most Points - Dave Hardy.
Burke Cup (members only) Section B Most Points - Dave Hardy.
Open Miniature and Species Daffodil Classes
Hazel Robinson Memorial cup
Most Points in Miniature Class - Dave Hardy.
Best Bloom in Section - Dave Hardy.

Novice: Cooper cup for most points in section - Ann Elliott.
Phyllis Winslow cup most points - runner up
(Members only) - Beverly Johnston.
Best Bloom in Section - Norman Elliott.

Children’s Section: Most Points (a) First - Corrie McCourt. Joint Sec. Ethan Rush, Tasmin Johnston. (b) First - Tasmin Johnston. Sec. Laura Ritchie.

Older Daffodils: Sheridan Memorial Salver for most points in section - George Wilson.

Special Awards:
(A) Most Points in show - John Richardson cup - Dave Hardy.
(B) Premier Award of the Show. Open to Member or Non-member with the most points in the whole of the horticultural classes in the show. (Any competitor who has won the Banksian medal in the last two years is not eligible to win this award)
Royal Horticultural Society Banksian Medal - Dave Hardy.
(C) Best daffodil Bloom in Show - Molly Hart Cup - Dave Hardy.

General Flowers: Hunter’s Moon cup for most points in section - Uel Henderson.

Floral Art: Finlay Memorial bowl most points Section I - Lila Graham
Dalgleish Cup best exhibit by member of EFAS - Lila Graham.
Minnabeg cup best exhibit Section K - Eve Courtney.
Whaley cup best Exhibit Section L - V Wilson.

Painting (Open): Landscape Painting open,
Sir John Langham Memorial Trophy - Evelyn Cruwys.
Still life painting- open, J A Knaggs Shield - Joan Bell.