Southampton Allotments and Gardens Association


Annual Show 2017


We were pleased to welcome Mrs Lily Flood to present the awards this year.  Lily has supported the Association for many years together with her late husband Peter who was our long serving Chairman, the shedman at Athelstan Road site and also a talented musician.  the cup for best gladioli is dedicated to his memory and this year was won by Anni Pearce.

Sonia Blandford recieving the Chairmans Cup from Lilly Flood

Runner up Bob Blandford recieving the Gerald Morgan Cup

Silver Cup Winner Tracy Mabey

Winner of the Brickwood Cup Roger Wyeth

Feather Cup winner Albert Shorrocks

Bert Weston Cup won by Bob Blandford

Amy Jones Cup winner Anni Pearce

Ground Shield winners Sydney House

Gordon Meacher Silver Tray Awarded to Rosemary Gott

June Parker recieving Gordon Cup

Frank Diggens Trophy winner Colin Parker

Ivy Cup winner Marilyn Shorrocks

Brenda Allen Trophy Winner Grace Smith

Grace Smiths winning entry

Best in Show vegetables winner Philip Cooper



Annual Show 2016

Congratulations to our winners of this years show.  We were pleased to have some new people competing and winning!

Overall Champion with most points across the entire show was Tracy Mabey

Tracy recieving one of many awards from Roger Wyeth who prestened the trophies this year

Runner up was Show Secretary Sonia Blandford

Carol Masters won the cookery section and best containers

P Conduit won several cups for flowers  including best overall

Garry Masters - our best novice grower

K Cox - Wins the Barrington Cup for the best photograph

William Ward receives the Alderman Kitty Cawte Shield for highest scores in the children's section

Henry Ward won the Brenda Allen Tropy for the Best Child's exhibit

The Ivy Cup for best handicrafts presented to June Parker

Children's exhibits

Best In Show  Vegetables - shallots exhibited by Bob Blandford

Baskets of vegetables fruit and flowers

A selection of delicious cakes

Exhibits in the flower classes






         Annual Show 2015

Congratulations to  Show Champion Ann Southwell receiving one of many trophies from Committee member Carol Masters who presented the awards this year.

Reserve Champion Tracy Mabey receiving one of her awards

Best Novice Grower, Colin Parker receives his award - well done!

Show Secretary Sonia Blandford  receives a medal for Top Tray

Sebastian Suski was best photographer with a photo of deer on his site.  Pictured with his children.

Anni Pearce presented with The Gordon Meacher Tray



Annual Show 9 August 2014

Despite another tricky growing season - this time too hot and dry for some things to flourish we were pleased to see plenty of exhibits on the tables


Congratulations to Ann Southwell who is this year's Champion pictured here receiving one of her many trophies from Bob Blandford who presented the awards this year.

Tracy Mabey also had a very successful show and won several awards

A very surprised looking Steve Molineaux receives The Frank Diggens Trophy for best dahlias

Regular competitor William Ward won the Alderman Kitty Cawte shield for highest points in the children's section

His Mum, Lucia Ward won The Rose Cup

Another regular and very experienced competitor, a much valued and staunch supporter of the Association is Ralph Puddle pictured with The Ground Shield won by Sydney House Allotments and The Bert Maddock Trophy for best tomatoes

Having presented awards, Bob was pleased to receive his very first trophy - for best photograph from Tony Pearce.

Not to be left out - I was pleased to win The Turner Cup for the best Member's aCollection of vegetables

Best in Show - both won by Ann Southwell

Container gardening proved popular this year

The biggest marrow I've ever seen - yes it won!

Overviews of the tables

Children's classes

I was thrilled to receive a bouquet of flowers as a "thank you"

Come along next year - you could win one of these!




Annual Show 10 August 2013

Despite another very tricky growing season we were pleased to see the tables full of entries againThank you all for making the effort once again.

Our thanks also to Tony Pearce who presented the prizes and acted as Master of Ceremonies at such short notice


Congratulations to Tracy Mabey who was our Show Champion for the fourth consecutive year, pictured receiving The Ladies Cup from Tony Pearce.

Ann Southwell who is a new exhibitor won several awards which were collected by her son as she had a prior engagement at Buckingham Palace (yes seriously!)

Imelda Hyde receiving The Frank Diggens Trophy for Best Dahlias

Toni Knight won the Marley Shield for best container plants for the second year running - well done!

New competitor Chloe March receiving The Alderman Kitty Cawte Shield for the highest points in the Chilren's Scetion and also won the Brenda Allen Trophy for the best child's exhibit.  Well done Chloe!

The Ground Shield - our largest and oldest trophy is an inter allotment site competition won this year (as often) by Sydney House Allotment site in Bitterene.  Rosemarie Smithers accepts the award from Tony on their behalf.



EVENTS 2012 


Despite a dreadful growing season we were pleased to see so many exhibits tabled and thank those of you who supported the event.

Congratulations to Tracy Mabey who once again was crowned as Champion.

Prizes were awarded by Bert Madock our Senior Life Member who many of you will know as shedman at Witts Hill and long time supporter of the Association

We were particularly pleased to see some new competitors winning prizes

Toni Knight - Best container plants

Ann Southwell - Handicrafts

Anni Pearce accepts the prize for best gladioli on behalf of first time winner Mike Chiverton who was unable to be present as  he was emabarking on a cruise!

Phil Conduit - best dahlias

A more regular competitor is William Ward - this year winning both the Brenda Allen Trophy for best child's exhibit and the Alderman Kitty Cawte Shield for highest points in the children's classes

Some of the vegetable exibits

Beautiful flowers - these grown by Maurice Barney

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