01:00PM, Monday 20 July 2015
“The best it’s ever been.”
That’s the verdict from the chairman of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society on the 110th Royal Windsor Summer Show.
The event took place at St George’s School Gardens in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday and saw Royal Borough residents battle it out in nearly 100 competitive classes including crafting, baking and photography.
Andrew Try, chairman of show organiser the RWRHS, told the Express he felt the show had been‘re-energised’ over the last four years.
He said: “I think we’ve had 1,500 people through the door today. I want each one of them who’ve gone round thinking ‘you know what, I can do better than that’ to come and have a go next year.
“This is for Windsorians and for the local community.”
Crowds lined the school gardens and watched on as the Shinfield Shambles Morris Dancers and Susan Handy Dancers showed off their nimble footwork before the prize-winners of the different classes were announced.
Sandie Draper, a member of the contemporary flower design group Phoenix Design, in Wooburn Green, won the Magna Carta themed Festival of Flower Arranging.
Her entry paid tribute to the 25 barons present at the historic document’s signing and included a model swan alongside a model of the River Thames.
Sandie’s winning arrangement was displayed on the Queen’s breakfast table in the State Apartments in Windsor Castle the following morning (Sunday).
She said: “It’s a great honour, I hope she likes it.”
Visit www.rwrhs.com for full list of prize-winners.
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