Bright and bold colours steal the show in flower and garden tent

Mark Thomas, Caroline Poultney and Mervyn Rowe Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Mark Thomas, Caroline Poultney and Mervyn Rowe Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Colour was the order of the day at the Flower and Garden show at the Suffolk Show. Away from the hustle and bustle of the main avenues of the show was plethora of greenery as the plants and trees took over.

Mark Thomas, Caroline Poultney and Mervyn Rowe Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Mark Thomas, Caroline Poultney and Mervyn Rowe Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Each of the respective competitions focused on a different area of the world including locations such as India and Ireland and everywhere in between.

It was an early start for the judges who were up and in the tent from 7am to begin the judging of all the entries submitted to the show.

They spent over three hours scrutinising the designs of the flowers as well as their proportions and how they fit with the themes. Roger Woolnough one of the stewards in the flower section of the show said this year’s hwo had been well received

“It’s quite exciting. We had a good lot of people through yesterday,” said Mr Woolnough.

Mark Thomas, Caroline Poultney and Mervyn Rowe Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Mark Thomas, Caroline Poultney and Mervyn Rowe Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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Mr Woolnough said that the entrants had been busy discussing the results of the days competition.

Over on the other side of the hall was the garden show where the competition was equally high.

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Gardens of all styles and planting were displayed at the show with many different themes adopted for the show.

One exhibit even incorporated an old Mini as a planter.

Poppies featured heavily in the displays by schools, who focused on the theme of remembrance Pictu

Poppies featured heavily in the displays by schools, who focused on the theme of remembrance Picture: KATY SANDALLS - Credit: Archant

Primary schools from across the county took part in the fourth annual Schools Show Garden.

Remembrance of World War One was the theme for this year, with poppies featuring heavily in many of the gardens designed by youngsters.

Visitors could also see a wide variety of plants to take home to their own gardens as well as those they could admire: with collections of cactus and venus fly traps among the more unusual offerings.

As well as being able to wander round the entrants of both respective shows visitors were also treated to a stage of local entertainment acts and gardening experts in a specially designed beer garden.

The theme for the flower show was All Around the World Picture: KATY SANDALLS

The theme for the flower show was All Around the World Picture: KATY SANDALLS - Credit: Archant

Amongst those taking to the stage in the Garden and Flower Show were Suffolk chart toppers Pop Chorus and the St Edmundsbury Male Voice Choir, while design talks were provided by Skinny Jean Gardener.

Bold and bright colours on display Picture: KATY SANDALLS

Bold and bright colours on display Picture: KATY SANDALLS - Credit: Archant

Poppies help to meet the theme of remembrance Picture: KATY SANDALLS

Poppies help to meet the theme of remembrance Picture: KATY SANDALLS - Credit: Archant

St Mary's Primary School's winning garden Picture: KATY SANDALLS

St Mary's Primary School's winning garden Picture: KATY SANDALLS - Credit: Archant

One of the children's gardens Picture: KATY SANDALLS

One of the children's gardens Picture: KATY SANDALLS - Credit: Archant

Oliver Trevers performing on the stage at the Flower and Garden show at the Suffolk Show Picture: KA

Oliver Trevers performing on the stage at the Flower and Garden show at the Suffolk Show Picture: KATY SANDALLS - Credit: Archant

Suffolk Show Day One Crowds Picture: KATY SANDALLS

Suffolk Show Day One Crowds Picture: KATY SANDALLS - Credit: Archant

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