We were very proud to be asked to design a non-judged exhibit at the prestigious Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The members of the team involved were (in alphabetical order) Alex Bryant, Sue Cawood (team leader), Angela Clithero, Daphne Dawson, Peter Mathers and Ann Simpson. The subject we were given was “Our Town” but since this title has been used before in a previous Show and York was the “town” chosen on that occasion, we asked whether we could stretch the definition to include New Earswick village, and were told yes by the Show organisers.
New Earswick was one of the garden villages that was a precursor to Welwyn Garden City and Letchworth Garden City, so our design had a garden theme with a decorated arch and a beautiful signpost hand-made for the Show by the husband of one of our members.
It was very favourably commented upon by visitors. One of the side-effects of the relatively cold weather that we experienced on the weekend of the Show was that the flowers remained as fresh looking on the Sunday afternoon as they did on the Wednesday when they were being arranged.
Decorating the Arch
The finished display