Garden club brings home 95 ribbons

Published 9:17 am Friday, November 16, 2018

By Pat Wagner

BR Garden Club

The Bermuda Run Garden Club has a long tradition of participation in the flower show at the Dixie Classic Fair. This event is sponsored by the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Judges Council and the fair, which is the second largest fair in the state. The N.C. State Fair in Raleigh is slightly larger.

Judges for the Dixie Classic flower show are recruited from across the state.

While the exhibition lasts only a few days, preparation, selection, and nurturing the plants begins months ahead. Entries include container plants and horticulture. Horticulture specimens encompass individual blooms, collections of five flowers, vine cuttings, shrub cuttings, and ornamental grasses. Members’ garages, driveways, and homes are used as collection points and staging for the fair. It is a busy and exciting time for the club members.

This year, there were 144 entries from the Bermuda Run Garden Club. Of those, 95 ribbons were awarded. Being able to exhibit flowers and receive winning ribbons and awards are a source of pride for club members.