Colourful flower show

Visitors were treated to a colourful and varied display of all types of flora, as Stonehaven and District Horticultural Society held its annual Summer Flower Show at the weekend. The show was organised in conjunction with Stonehaven Floral Art Society.

Overall it was an excellent Show. There was a really good display in the vegetable classes and this was very good to see, with some past years having fairly low entries in these sections. Unfortunately the fruit exhibits were very thin on the ground this year, and possibly affected by the recent poor weather. Floral art displays were stunning as usual, with some striking flower works on themes such as “Royal Wedding”. Mrs A. Pyper’s creation for “Happy Birthday” was lovely and an interesting section of the Floral Art was a flower decorated shoe, which was delightful and a little different.

Flowers of course dominated the show and did not disappont. Mr Alexander McLaughlan’s fuchsias were superb and abundant with blooms, and Mabel Donald’s Streptacoccas and Coleus were simply beautiful.

At the prizegiving ceremony there was outstanding success for Mrs Mabel Donald who received a total of six awards for her stunning flowers. Amongst her many awards, Mrs Donald received the Mearns Leader Rose Bowl for achieving the highest number of points in the Show. Mrs Jill MacPhie presented the prizes.


Hendry Vase (Best exhibit Sweet Peas) A Ferguson; James Carnegie Trophy (Best Exhibit Roses) C Duncan; Rose Cup (Most Points Roses) C Duncan.

Sheila Shearer Memorial Cup (Best Exhibit Gladioli) C Hay; Brian N. Fotheringham (Best Exhibit Cut Flowers) M Donald; Tennants’ Association Trophy (Most Points Cut Flowers) M Donald; Traders Association Trophy (Most points Pot Plants) M Donald.

Clark Shield (Best exhibit Vegetables) C Hay; Tennant’s Association Trophy (Most Points Vegetables) R Soutar; Bird Cup (Most points in Fruit classes) R Soutar; Society Shield (Best Exhibit Fruit) J Shinnie; Novice Shield (Best Exhibit Novice) Mrs E. Ferguson.

Primary Trophy (Most Points Junior) E Ferguson; Society Trophy (Most Points Society Member) M Donald; Residents Trophy (Most Points Stonehaven & District Resident) M Donald; Scott Cup (Best Exhibit) C Hay; Mearns Leader Rose Bowl (Most Points) Mabel Donald.

FLORAL ART: S & D Floral Art Trophy M Black; Edith Herd Trophy C Dey; Silver Tray (Best Exhibit in Floral Art) A Pyper; National Vegetable Society Medal (Carrots Class 83) R Soutar; Jean Grant Prize (Best Junior Floral Art) C Gillies.