ST MARY’S Church Hall was full of colour, wonderful smells and all manner of crafts during the Harefield Horticultural Autumn Show.
Flowers were in bloom, visitors tucked in to tasty treats and oversized vegetables drew curious stares.
The show is hosted by Harefield Horticultural Society, whose committee set up and arrange the hall, bake cakes to sell and raise funds and hand out trophies, as well as small monetary prizes.
Its autumn show is always bigger than the spring display and this year was no exception.
Chairman Peter Mitchell said that despite one of the show’s top contributors being unable to enter due to illness, it had been a great year.
He said: “I’ve been really impressed, everyone has made a top effort. Entries for the domestic class in particular have been really high.
“The weather’s been terrible this year, but these last couple of weeks the flowers have come out. There’s lots of really good entries.”
Despite the unpredictable weather this summer, dahlias were blooming, orchids were ablaze with colour and there were some impressive vegetables on show.
They included a 23.5lb marrow, grown by Peter Rudd, who scooped first prize in the vegetable category.
The dahlias were the produce of village barber Terry Clements, who also won the accolade for this section.
Youngsters had put their imaginations to work in their three age-specific classes, with miniature gardens, painted flower pots and potted plants all vying for the top prize.
In the domestic category, bakers had whipped up all manner of cakes, chutneys and biscuits and there was knitting, stitching and sewing on display on the crafts table.
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