NFU horticulture stand takes show cup despite weather

The NFU Horticulture Group took the Gold Cup for its stand at this week's much curtailed Great Yorkshire Show.

Graham Ward holds the show's Gold Cup, flanked by the team's John Watt and Mike Prest - image: NFU
Graham Ward holds the show's Gold Cup, flanked by the team's John Watt and Mike Prest - image: NFU

Stockbridge Technology Centre chief executive Graham Ward (pictured, centre) told HW:

"The team of produce suppliers had the same problems of wet and cold as did the show's organisers. We had for the first time to get produce from West Sussex Growers and Produce World Lincs to ensure we could display a substantial range of quality produce."

The stand's centrepiece, a coronation crown made from spray chrysanthemum heads, took seven hours to prepare, he added.

Normally a three day event, this year's show was cancelled after the first day due to heavy rain making the Harrogate site unsafe.


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