Two veterans of the Horticultural Marquee took home most of the awards again this year.

Andrew Jones of Maesbrook and Sylvia Williams of Rednall Farm, West Felton, picked up five awards between them this year, as their displays stood out once again.

Andrew took home two awards with the most points in the vegetable section and the best exhibit in the vegetable section.

Sylvia claimed the prizes of Perpetual Trophy Rose Bowl for most points and for best in show, along with the Perpetual Trophy Ridleys Seeds for best exhibit in floral art section.

Both put on show some outstanding displays to take home the awards as they have done many times before, and were both very complimentary of the standard of competition they faced this year.

Andrew said: “I’ve been coming here for at least 20 years – the quality of the displays really does seem to be getting better and better each time I come back here.

“I’ve been doing shows pretty much all my life and I’ve been to similar events across the country, it’s something I’ve always loved doing as a hobby.

“It’s great to see that the show seems to be attracting more people each time I come back, at least looking at it from the horticultural side of things anyway.

“This isn’t the first time I’ve had the pleasure of picking up the awards, I’ve won a few times here – which means a lot considering how high the standard is.

A winner at the show on multiple occasions, Andrew revealed his secrets to success.

“I think it’s really important to make sure you get the right seeds when growing – but on top of that you really have to be patient, it does take a lot of time and effort.”

Sylvia, Chairman of Ellesmere Flower Club for over 20 years, also spoke highly of the show.

She said: “I’ve been coming here for over 30 years now and I’ve been lucky to win many awards here in the past.

“I’m a farmer’s wife so shows like this are a massive part of my life – I’ve been doing flower arranging for years.

“Being from West Felton this is my local show but I’ve been to many further afield in my time, and it’s great to see that the interest remains in the show.

“It seems to be getting better every time I come back here, the standard is always very high, which does make it even nicer to be named in first place for some categories.”