Sid Valley show a glorious celebration of gardening - but it could be the last

PUBLISHED: 11:49 11 August 2016 | UPDATED: 11:49 11 August 2016

Sid valley horticultural show secetary Beryl Kingman with Sabine Taylor from Otter Nurseries. Ref shs 32-16TI 5844.Picture: Terry Ife

Sid valley horticultural show secetary Beryl Kingman with Sabine Taylor from Otter Nurseries. Ref shs 32-16TI 5844.Picture: Terry Ife

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The 88th annual event was dubbed a ‘wonderful success’ but organisers say they can’t carry on

Judge Angela Blackwell awards a first place to one of the Sidmouth day care entries at the Sid valley horticultural show. Ref shs 32-16TI 5831.Picture: Terry IfeJudge Angela Blackwell awards a first place to one of the Sidmouth day care entries at the Sid valley horticultural show. Ref shs 32-16TI 5831.Picture: Terry Ife

Green-fingered growers and craft connoisseurs helped to make the 88th - and final - Sid Valley Gardening and Craft Show a ‘wonderful success’.

Crowds gathered to view displays of floral fancies inside the marquee on Sidford Sports Field on Saturday for the annual event that now looks unlikely to continue unless new volunteers step up to run it.

Organisers are celebrating an ‘excellent final event with lots of wonderful entries’.

Show secretary Beryl Kingman said: “The weather was lovely, the marquee looked amazing and the women’s institute served some excellent cakes and welcome cups of tea.”

She thanked everyone involved for their help and support, in particular the team from Otter Nurseries.

Beryl added that this would be the last year for current organisers, who cannot continue running the show.

The Sid Valley Horticultural Society is seeking volunteers so the show can continue. Contact chair Maureen Britton on 01395 512570 or Beryl on 01395 579725.

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