Record crowds attended the opening day of Southport Flower Show 2012.
The prestigious Brockhouse Trophy was won by Roualeyn Nurseries of Wales for their fantastic Fuchsias.
The Mayor of Sefton, and John Pugh MP were among the hundreds of visitors who watched Granada TV’’s Paul Crone present Mr Colin Jones with the trophy at the Bandstand.
Other Trophy winners pictured above
Local gardener Greg Mook won the Challenge Trophy & a Large Gold Medal. Greg is pictured above with TV’s Alys Fowler in his garden.
Alys Fowler started gardening in her early teens and trained at the Royal Horticultural Society, New York Botanical Gardens and Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.
She is a gardener who likes food and has an allotment and an urban back garden in her Birmingham home, with chickens, lots of flowers and plenty of vegetables.
She is the author of several books and writes a weekly column for the Guardian.
Result of the outdoor gardens are listed below
Above Garden 1 – Gold Medal
Above Garden 2 – Gold Medal
Above Garden 3 – Large Gold Medal
Above Garden 4 – Large Gold Medal
Above Garden 5 – Silver Gilt Medal
Above Garden 6 – Challenge Trophy & Large Gold Medal
Above Garden 7 – Gold Medal
Above Garden 8 – Silver Medal
Above Garden 9 – Large Gold Medal
Above Garden 10 – Large Gold Medal
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