The spring show must go on despite freezing temperatures

Despite the snow on the ground and freezing temperatures outside, hard- working gardeners turned out in force for the Chipperfield Spring Show.

Although there were a smaller number of entries for the daffodil classes, this was made up for by a wonderful array of colourful and cheerful Easter cards which were created by brownie groups and children from the village.

Chipperfield Spring Show.  'Picture, in order, Pauline Williams and her Cymbidium. David Midwinter and his photograph of his own Suffolk lambs, Meg Ward, 11, and her Spring Poem'and an Easter Cake by Zoe Cooper of Bovngdon.

Chipperfield Spring Show. 'Picture, in order, Pauline Williams and her Cymbidium. David Midwinter and his photograph of his own Suffolk lambs, Meg Ward, 11, and her Spring Poem'and an Easter Cake by Zoe Cooper of Bovngdon.

Pauline Williams from the Chipperfield Horticultural Society, which organised Saturday’s show, said: “There was a selection of spring flowers and plants, interesting craft items, some excellent artwork of a very high standard from our talented villagers and beautiful floral art displays bringing spring into the hall.

“The domestic section was filled to bursting with, among others, Easter cakes and buns, marmalades and chutneys and a record entry of delicious lemon drizzle cakes.”

The overall show winner was Elizabeth Percy, who was presented with the Abrahams Cup, while the runner up Simmonds Cup went to Ann Soanes.

Pauline said: “We can now look forward to the Summer Show on June 22, when hopefully the sun will shine and it will be warm.”