2013 Flower Show at Pitmedden Hall

PFS-2013-01Mark Paterson, Curator of the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens at the University of Aberdeen, opened the Pitmedden and Udny Flower show today. Mark encouraged local gardeners to visit the botanic gardens and to take inspiration from a wonderful resource just a few miles away in Aberdeen.  http://abdn.ac.uk/botanic-garden/    Mr Paterson went on to award the shields and trophies for this year’s best entries.

Susan Kilpatrick, Flower Show committee Secretary (pictured centre) said that while numbers were down this year there was a lot to enjoy and hoped that more people will get growing and making entries in the years ahead.

2013-08-August 3rd 146Pitmedden School’s pupils – as part of their school growing project – came tops in the show for vegetables with a superb cabbage entry.  They also got a first place for a section for marrows.

2013-08-August 3rd 140John Stott of Altroy was again awarded the prize by Mark Paterson for the best garden Hanging Baskets.

2013-08-August 3rd 144One of the more striking exhibits with first prize was a white pumpkin from local horticulturist/farmer,  Alfie Marr of Monkshill, Udny.

The full results will be posted shortly.

 

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