WI at the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show 2016

Posted November 25, 2016 by WI Staff in Event Reports

This year the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show ran from 17th-18th September in Botanic Gardens, Belfast and the WI was once again asked to run a class for members. Over the two days, the the marquee was a hive of activity and colour. The theme for the competition this year was ‘Olympics’ and members taking part were tasked with creatively displaying the following items on a card table to suitably reflect this title: an applique cushion, decorative beadwork on a t-shirt, banana bread, five German biscuits and a floral arrangement representing the Olympic flame.

There was a total of fourteen entries to the competition this year, each of them beautiful and in keeping with the theme. The standard, as always, was very high and all of the exhibits were greatly admired by fellow WI ladies and members of the public passing through during the two days of the show.

The overall winners in first place were the ladies from Ben Madigan WI who were awarded the Northern Bank Trophy. Members of Pomeroy WI were placed second, with Donaghadee in third place and Drumbeg WI coming fourth. Congratulations to the winning Institutes and well done to all of those who took the time to put together an entry!


First place – the stunning, colourful Olympic display by Ben Madigan WI.




Second place – the splendid arrangement by Pomeroy WI.




Third place – Donaghadee WI’s lovely creation.




Fourth place – the beautiful exhibit by Drumbeg WI.




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