Taunton Flower Show organisers have welcomed news of the record-breaking number of competition entries. At the deadline for entries on Monday 31 July, 2,840 separate items had been checked in, up by 228 on last year which, until now, had been the highest total in modern times. The range of exhibits will require a third of a mile of tables to display the entrants’ produce to best effect.
Taunton Flower Show has bestowed a unique honour upon its retiring Chairman Bob Homeshaw. He is to become the first Patron of the Show in its long and illustrious history. The announcement was made during a social evening at Monkton Elm Garden Centre attended by over one hundred of the event’s most dedicated volunteers.
Chairman of Taunton Flower Show Adrian Prior-Sankey has been awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List.
Adrian’s immediate predecessor as Chairman, now patron of the oldest event of its kind in the UK, Bob Homeshaw, welcomed the news saying, ‘I am delighted that the huge commitment and effort that Adrian has given to this, the major County Show, serving on the Committee for the last…