02:55AM, Thursday 21 August 2014
Windsor Allotment and Home Gardens Association's committee chairman Frank Tarrant described the atmosphere at its annual show as 'excellent'.
There was something for all the family with the exhibits on display in Gardener's Hall, St Leonard's Road, Windsor and a fete offering a bouncy castle, stalls and games for younger visitors outside.
Mr Tarrant said: "Once people thought only old blokes cultivated allotments, now whole families are involved - wives just as much as husbands.
"Only 75 per cent of allotment in the Windsor area were taken 25 years ago, now it is more like 95 per cent.
"There aren't many vacancies any more, people are much greener than they were."
Flowers and vegetables
Best display of vegetables - 1 and Banksian Medal, Mike Samuel
Best allotment - 1 and Fred Rose Memorial Shield, Fred Fletcher
Two vases of flowers and three kinds of vegetable - 1 and AL Wigan 'master gardener' Cup, Bob Grindley
Three varieties of vegetable - 1 and Garden News Mahogany Shield, N Adamson
Onions - 1 and Sir William Carter Memorial Cup, Fred Fletcher
Most points in novice section - 1 and Arthur and Mary Memorial, Kay Eglise
Most wins in senior vegetable categories - 1 and RG Rawkins Cup, Ken Bayley
Two pot plants excluding fuchsias - 1 and Lilian Davies Memorial Rose Bowl, Mike Samuel
Best individual entry in flower category - 1 and Rose Mundy Cup, Mike Samuel
Most points in flower section - 1 and Eileen Rose Bowl, Joe Rigg
Most points in dahlia section - 1 and Shergold Memorial Cup, Dan Hartridge
Best exhibit in domestic class - 1 and Sue Bridger Challenge Cup, Michelle Thomas
Most points in classes - 1 and Frank Beeson Cup, Mavis Waghorn
E Bastow Challenge Cup and certificate - Delphina Cappelini; Gemma Kelliher; C Eaton.
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