Gold medal for the Yorkshire Pelargonium and Geranium Society

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VOLUNTEERS from the Yorkshire Pelargonium and Geranium Society are celebrating a highly successful outing to Harrogate Spring Flower Show by being awarded a Premier Gold Medal for their display of heritage plants. Group members have been working on their project since early spring and are delighted that all the hard work has paid off. Show Secretary, Brian Boyes, explained that it has been a difficult plant growing season with the very cold weather early on followed by soaring temperatures.

“This is certainly not ideal conditions”, he said, “but our experienced volunteers have risen to the challenge and we are really pleased that the judges liked our display.”

The group constructed a Victorian style conservatory to display their plants creating a feeling of nostalgia and a sense of theatre which won universal praise from visitors to the show.p

Yorkshire Pelargonium and Geranium Society are based in Scarborough and meet once a month on a Sunday afternoon in Seamer to listen to talks and demonstrations about gardening topics across a range of subjects. The next meeting will be held on May 19 at Seamer Memorial Hall and will be a talk by Roger Burnett on Highlights of the recent Harrogate Spring Show.The Group  also organise an annual flower show which, this year, will be held on Sunday June 16th at Hunmanby Community Centre. For further details of all Pelargonium Club events and activities please contact or visit