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Judges: Chris and Sandra Davies

This year’s show took place at the usual venue, The Pannier Market, Bideford, surely the most iconic location of any of the NBS shows.  Again, it was masterminded by Mike Avis, who has been running the Bideford Flower Show, of which the NBS is a part of, for over fifty years. More remarkable is that the previous weekend he had overseen the National Show at Shrewsbury.  A remarkable achievement.  Where would we be without him?

 Shows such as this are always underpinned by the stalwart exhibitors and this year was no exception.  However, it was pleasing to note that two showers classified as novices made their mark.  Keith Bush of Longwell Green, Bristol, took the prestigious Don Dewey award for a single stem pot plant and Derek Skinner from Torrington, Devon, made a real showing in the bloom classes.  Well done.

 The show was notable for the foliage plants many rarely seen on the show bench. A big thank you to all the exhibitors, many who had travelled a great distance including Dorothy and Ian Rhys Williams from South Wales to be with us.

 The date of next year’s show is still to be decided.  There are a number of factors for Mike to take into account.
As soon as a decision is made you’ll be advised.  Whatever the date, see you in 2020.

                                                                                                                                       Basil Billinger

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A selection of pictures from this year's Show

    

  

     

                     

     

   

              

                                                                                                                                      Pictures by Basil Billinger

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