Beautiful blooms were on exhibition as Fermanagh Gardening Society held their 53rd Annual Daffodil, Spring Flower Show at St. Macartin’s Cathedral Hall, Enniskillen on Saturday April 6.

Visitors of the show took great delight in the large array of daffodils, Spring flowers and shrubs, which were accompanied this year by children’s art pieces and Spring Bonnet displays.

Parents, grandparents, friends of and members of the general public were captivated by the artistic work.

There were also many spectacular specimens entries in the ‘General Flowers’ Section of the show which due to the change of weather in the past weeks, there were some spectacular specimens on show.

Finished with enjoying the floral entries, one then could enjoy a well earned afternoon tea where we had the choice of a large array of the most delightful cream buns, tray bakes and cupcakes, while watching the huge plant stall, and thinking “we can’t go home without a plant, or two”!

Full list of prize winners and some photographs can be found on our Facebook page @Fermanagh Gardening Society.

Children’s Section (under 16 years)

Class 45 A - one stem daffodil

1st Abbey Wilson

2nd Callum Brennan

Class 45B - three stem daffodils

1st Irvinestown Primary School

2nd Abbey Wilson

Children’s Art Exhibition - a picture of Spring Flowers

Pre School

1st Keara McDermott

2nd Emer Murphy

P1 to P4

1st Keagen McGrath

2nd Jack Crawford

P5 to P7

1st Ben Gilchrist

2nd Sophie Johnston

Special awards

John Richardson Cup for most points in the show - Richard McCaw

Royal Horticultural Society Banksian Medal - Richard McCaw

Best daffodil Bloom in Show, Molly Hart Cup – Richard McCaw

Northern Ireland Daffodil Group 7 Bloom Award – Richard McCaw

Amateur Championship of Ireland – Richard McCaw

General Flowers

Hunter’s Moon Cup for most points in section – Barbara Carleton

Floral Art

Finlay Memorial Bowl for most points in section I – Lilah Graham

Dalgleish Cup best exhibit by member EFAS – June McIlfatrick

Minnabeg Cup for best exhibit section K – Irvinestown Primary School

Whaley Cup for best exhibit section L – Kesh Women’s Institute

Painting (Open) Section M

Landscape Painting – open

Sir John Langham Memorial Trophy – Eileen Henry

Still life painting – open Section N

J A Knaggs Shield – Ena Brown


Malone Trophy Open Section A – Best Bloom – Dave Hardy

Malone Cup Open Section B – Best Bloom – Richard McCaw

Northern Bank Cup Open Section B – Most points – Richard McCaw

Burke Cup (members only) Section B – Most Points – Dave Hardy


Best exhibit in Class 21 B (Open) – Richard McCaw

Open Miniature and Species Daffodil Classes

Hazel Robinson Memorial Cup

Most Points in Miniature Class – Dave Hardy

Best Bloom in Section – Dave Hardy


Malone Chalice – Most points (open) Barbara Carleton

Bruce Cup

– Most points (members only) – Barbara Carleton

Best Bloom in Section – Barbara Carleton

Floral Art

Class 69 - Springtime Serenade

1st Yvonne Elliott

2nd Lilah Graham

Class 70 - Hedgerown Finds

1st Lilah Graham

2nd Yvonne Elliott

Class 71 - Mirror Image

1st Lilah Graham

2nd Ann McLaughlin

Class 72 - Accessorise

1st Nola McCaffrey

2nd Irene Chambers

Class 73 - Lovely Leaves

1st Lilah Graham

2nd Nola McCaffrey

Class 74 - Glitz and Glamour

1st June McIlfatrick

2nd Lilah Graham

Class 77 Spring Bonnet

Women’s Institutes

Class 78 - Celebrations

Kesh WI Pat Hey