Spring blossoms at annual show

Wrenthorpe Gardening club's annual spring flower fair -Alan & Laura Rothwell with Peter Trickett at the Wrenthorpe Garden Show

Wrenthorpe Gardening club's annual spring flower fair -Alan & Laura Rothwell with Peter Trickett at the Wrenthorpe Garden Show

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spring has bloomed in the city as gardeners from all over the country showed off their colourful flowers and delicious home produce.

Wrenthope Gardening Club’s 11th annual spring flower show boasted a vibrant display of daffodils and tulips despite fears that spring had come too early this year.

Wrenthorpe Gardening club's annual spring flower fair -Morris Robinson examining the daffodils

Wrenthorpe Gardening club's annual spring flower fair -Morris Robinson examining the daffodils

More than 400 entries from proud flower growers flocked into the village from as far as Northumberland, Nottinghamshire and Lancashire.

A competition for miscellaneous entries brought an array of fresh colour to the show, with spring flowering bulbs, alpine succulents, cacti and other flowering species on display.

And children also got involved with a competition for under seven-year-olds that saw paintings, collages and flower arrangements in egg cups.

Peter Trickett, show secretary of the Wrenthorpe Gardening Club, said: “It went exceptionally well, it was probably one of the best shows we’ve done.

“The weather conditions we have had so far have been so mild so early in the year so the daffodils have been a lot further on than they normally would be.

“So a lot of people came down from the North because the shows up there haven’t started yet. And that’s good for local stores, it all helps the economy.

“There were a lot of entries from local schools too, which was really nice.

“We were very pleased with the turn-out.”

But the scent of fresh flowers was not the only aroma at the event with judges also giving awards to the best chocolate cakes, jams, breads and scones.

A cake stall, plant stall and raffle provided more entertainment for visitors.