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The Southport & District

Chrysanthemum Society



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The Southport & District Chrysanthemum Society -

covering all aspects of gardening and horticulture


55 YEARS AND STILL GROWING!

The Society's next meeting will be held on

WEDNESDAY 24 NOVEMBER

at Lord Street West Chuch Hall at 8.00 p.m.

Colin Smith (from Bolton)
will present a film show entitled
"A CELEBRATION OF NATURE"


Why not join us? - click on MEMBERSHIP for details


FROM THE AUTUMN SHOW -

The Society's Chrysanthemum and Floral Art Show, held in the Wayfarers Arcade Lord Street on 23rd and 24th October, once again proved to be popular with the general public.

FROM THE SUMMER SHOW -

With nearly 300 entries, 900 visitors and fine weather over the two days, the Society's Summer Show at the Botanic Gardens, Southport, held on 4th and 5th September, was again well supported.

Three of the many prize winners at the Summer Show


FROM THE CREPE MYRTLE SHOW

With over 1,500 specimens of Crape Myrtles exhibited, this year's Crepe Myrtle Show was the largest yet. Many species of Lagerstroemia were on display with common varities such as the Acoma all the way to new shrub-form varities such as the Enduring Summer. We were very happy with the amount of vendors that came out to display their trees as well as spread their knowledge and love for Crape Myrtle trees.

This year's Crape Myrtle Contest was also jampacked with hundreds of entrants. It was tough going on the judges as the quality of the trees this year was above and beyond what we've seen in years past. The New Breed category was especially exciting as there were a few exciting varities that have never been seen before (the rebloom category of Crepe Myrtle is becoming extremely exciting). But in the end, the top prize went to The Tree Center for the qualtiy of their Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia) trees. Especially their Natchez as well as their Tuscarora.

We want to thank all of the vendors and entrants this year. But more importantly, we want to thank the patrons that came out and made this year's Crepe Myrtle Festival the best one yet. We look forward to seeing you next year!

The photographs on this page are reproduced with the kind permission of
Southport.gb.com Limited - the local website for local people
www.southport.gb.com


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