THE Autumn Flower Show was held on Saturday amid fine weather, big crowds and beautiful blooms.
Exhibitors and visitors were treated to a stunning display of dahlias, gladioli, roses, carnations, pot plants, floral art and vegetables.
Yvonne Tracey was the proud winner of the champion rose for her beautiful deep red City of Newcastle rose.
She said there was no real secret to growing a great rose but pruning was important.
Long-time green thumb Diana Windon said this year’s presentation of flowers were stunning.
“The dahlias are spectacular in the sense you get open ones, pom poms, cactus ones,” she said.
While the dahlias did catch Ms Windon’s eye, roses are her favourite, especially the Princess Grace rose.
Orange and District Horticultural Society president Bob Smith said he was impressed with this year’s entries.
“There were excellent entries this year but unfortunately a number of major growers have been unable to come due to a clash with another show,” he said.
Photos: STEVE GOSCH
The winners ...
Orange dahlia championship: Robert and Elizabeth Smith
Most successful exhibitor in show: Robert and Elizabeth Smith
Grand champion dahlia: Robert and Elizabeth Smith
Reserve grand champion dahlia: Robert and Elizabeth Smith
Central west dahlia championship: Robert and Elizabeth Smith
Central west championship, other types: Robert and Elizabeth Smith
Most successful exhibitor in dahlias: Pete and Joan Stonestreet
Champion rose: Yvonne Tracey
Most successful exhibitor in roses: Yvonne Tracey
Most outstanding exhibit in miscellaneous: Robert and Elizabeth Smith
Most successful exhibitor in miscellaneous: Zena Clout
Most outstanding exhibit in pot plants: Robert and
Most successful exhibitor in pot plants: Robert
and Elizabeth Smith
Most successful exhibitor in vegetables: Nerina Branks
Most outstanding exhibit in floral art: Nerina Branks
Floral art section 1: Nerina Branks
Floral art section 2: Paul Stevens