Glorious British weather blessed the entrants of the Bovingdon and district horticultural society’s Spring show on Saturday.

The Memorial Hall in Bovingdon High Street was certainly a sight for sore eyes, filled with Spring flowers and crafts of all kinds.

There was a total of nearly 300 individual entries, with 27 adult entrants and 31 students from Bovingdon Academy, all eager to win prizes.

Entries were the highest they’ve ever been, and according to judges, the art and handicraft was most exceptional this year.

The children of Bovingdon Academy entered with photographs of their school garden, Springfield. Entries were of such a high standard that the Junior Award was split into two age groups, with 3 winners; Oliver White, Zian Ahmed, and Harvey Ryan.

John Walker, show secretary, said: "Bovingdon Academy have joined us for several years now and have added so much to our show."

Some entrants particularly blossomed, including Gillian Johansson who took home the Wildacre Cup and the Daffodil Society Medal. Angela Page won the Lily Rose voucher for the best floral arts exhibit and the Challenge Cup for the best handicrafts exhibit, and Duncan Heath won the Pendley Estates Cup for his watercolour painting ‘Friends’.

If you are green-fingered, get involved in the next event run by the society, which will be the plant sale on May 6.