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Gary

Members & their Greenhouses

Gary Dando
South West Area Representative

Part 2


Joy

Gary's magnificent display of begonias at the Shepton Mallet Show in September

                             
Pictures by Dave Coates

   Gary, the Area Representative for the South West, has been growing begonias for some twelve years. Before this he was a well known chrysanthemum grower and although not growing them any more is still Chairman of the North Somerset Society and an accredited and active judge.
   He is renowned in the South West for his magnificent begonia exhibits at major shows. Gary commenced showing at the Bristol Flower show, now discontinued, and then transferred to the National Amateur Garden Show held at the Bath and West Show Ground at Shepton Mallet and the Taunton Flower Show on one occasion. Over this time he has been awarded numerous gold and best in show awards.
   All this would not be possible but for the support of his wife, Joy, who oversees the display of the stand, sometimes up to 20’in length, and his many friends who assist with the loading and unloading.  


Greenhouse complex


Baskets & general


Whites & Flamboyants


Snowbird


Vera Coates


Powder Puff


Can-Can


Tahiti


Golden Hind


Can-Can


George McCormick


Goliath


Pink Queen


Purple Snow


Solinia


Graffii

Part 1          Part 3          Part 4

Pictures and text by Basil Billinger   2008

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