Growers travel hundreds of miles for Hartlepool Horticultural Show

Show organiser Tom Hammond at the Hartlepool Horticultural Show that was held at Hartlepool Town Hall at the weekend.
Show organiser Tom Hammond at the Hartlepool Horticultural Show that was held at Hartlepool Town Hall at the weekend.

Exhibitors travelled from far and wide to enter this year’s successful Hartlepool Horticultural Show.

The event at the Town Hall Theatre in Raby Road over the weekend was bursting with bright flowers, home-grown vegetables and various home crafts.

The Hartlepool Horticultural Show that was held at Hartlepool Town Hall at the weekend.

The Hartlepool Horticultural Show that was held at Hartlepool Town Hall at the weekend.

It attracted a total of 687 entries with people from as far away as Dumfries, Nottingham, Derby and Chesterfield taking part.

Congratulations went to the following principal winners; Dahlias – A Gregg from East Boldon, Chrysanthemum – P Webb from Hartlepool, Geraniums – Peter Neilie from Darlington, Fuchsia – J Nicholson of Bishop Auckland and Carnations - E Both from Horden.

In the Vegetables section the principal winner was Tracey Leck and the Best Display was won by Hartlepool’s Kevin Tritschler.

The new Tom Hammond Special Award for the Best Display in the Show of a trophy and £20 was presented to E Williams of Blackhall.

One of the displasy at the Hartlepool Horticultural Show that was held at Hartlepool Town Hall at the weekend.

One of the displasy at the Hartlepool Horticultural Show that was held at Hartlepool Town Hall at the weekend.

nthony MC Garry with one of his award winning marrows.

nthony MC Garry with one of his award winning marrows.

Tracey Leck with her award winning Gladioli.

Tracey Leck with her award winning Gladioli.

Visitors admire some of the flowers on display at the Hartlepool Horticultural Show that was held at Hartlepool Town Hall at the weekend

Visitors admire some of the flowers on display at the Hartlepool Horticultural Show that was held at Hartlepool Town Hall at the weekend