Garden club members have spring in their step

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King George’s Hall in Mickleton hosted the Gardening Club’s Spring Show on Saturday. Pictured above are committee members Jennifer Collins, front, June Howse, Anne Draisey, Libby Weil and Jonathan Collins. Photo: Mark Williamson (M11/4/16/4)

MICKLETON Gardening Club’s annual Spring Show on Saturday, 9th April, in King George’s Hall, was a beautiful sight, despite the mild and otherwise challenging weather conditions earlier in the year.

Club members exhibited some 153 displays across 26 different classes. Narcissi (daffodils) were well represented, alongside tulips, heathers, primroses, polyanthus, hellebores, pansies and flowering shrubs.

Over 60 club members and visitors welcomed to this year’s show, from Mickleton and neighbouring villages.

Mickleton Primary School exhibited a range of children’s craft, art and poetry, including painted plates and stones, floral art posters, pipe-cleaner flowers and stitched red, white and blue cards in celebration of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Club chairman, Jonathan Collins, thanked the show secretary, June Howse, for her work in preparing the format, and the involvement of the committee and club members who assisted in various aspects of organisational planning, including the provision and sale of refreshments.

See this week’s Stratford-upon-Avon Herald for a full report from the show.