B.D.A.C. Birmingham Outdoor Show 2016

Ward End Gardeners entered this years show with no great expectations but as things turned out we had a great weekend with success both as a society and for individual members.

But putting that to one side the show organisation was another shambles the lack of information & the last minute arrival of show schedules a week before they had to be returned, then no acknowledgement of the entries so you were expected to turn up not knowing if the entries had been accepted. The show was only salvaged by the efforts of a few committee members there seemed to be provision for lots of things to go on outside the show marquee but nothing happened. for example the area for children to pot up seeds and take them home had no staff or seeds. This does the reputation and public image of the organisation supposedly representing us on good at all and the responsibility for this has to be with the B.D.A.C. executive.


Class 39 for Cut Flower Display

W.E.G.A. Awarded Second Place


Mick collecting The Alderman Lionel Wood Challenge Trophy.

B.D.A.C. Association Competitions

The Thorpe Trophy

(best Site)

7th place Northleigh Road

The Robins Trophy

(most improved)

3rd Fairholme Road

The Frank Carter Trophy

(community Standing)

7th Ward End Gardeners


Class 1A for Mixed Fruit, Flowers & Vegetables

W.E.G.A. Awarded Third Place


Mike having collected the Robins Rose Bowl Certificate for most Improved Site (Fairholme Road Site)

B.D.A.C. Plot Judging

The Cliff Jones Memorial Trophy

(best plot competition)

14th T.Otten Fairholme Road

16th B.Wiley Northleigh Road

19th S.Percival Northleigh Road

20th S.Berrow Fairholme Road


Best Children's Exhibt

Alex Percival collecting the Fred Pickering Memorial Trophy

Alex was also Class C2 Winner.

With brother Tom placed 3rd


Eirwen Percival having collected second place award in class C1 under 8yrs

B.D.A.C. Best New Comer

Florence Pickering Memorial Trophy

13th H.Blewitt Northleigh Road

15th D.Wilson Fairholme Road

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