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by Tim Lamden
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
All the colours of autumn were out in Highgate last weekend with the return of an annual horticultural show.
The Highgate Horticultural Society Autumn Show drew in the crowds on a rain-free afternoon at the United Reformed Church, in South Grove, on Saturday.
Visitors admired the floral and vegetable exhibits and enjoyed tea and homemade cakes on outdoor tables.
The show’s judge, a member of the Essex Guild of horticultural judges, handed out a number of prizes to outstanding entries on the day.
There was then a chance for visitors to take home bunches of prize winning flowers and veg with the customary auction of show exhibits.
The Highgate Horticultural Society Cup for best exhibit in floral classes was won by Alan Dallman for a vase of mixed perennial flowers.
Mr Dallman, who won another two awards at the show, said: “I have won awards in this show for quite a few years but I was naturally very pleased to win this year.
“My wife doesn’t think too much of it though because she has to clean all the trophies!”