WI at the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show 2017

Posted November 1, 2017 by WI Staff in Event Reports

This year the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show ran on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September in Botanic Gardens, Belfast and the WI was once again asked to run a class for members. Over the two days, the marquee was a hive of activity and colour and this event was another great showcase for the WI.

The theme for the competition this year was entitled ‘A Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness’ – very apt for the time of year. Members taking part were tasked with creatively displaying the following items on a card table to suitably reflect the title: a piece of stumpwork, a knitted adult shawl, four apple squares, a Dundee cake and a floral arrangement incorporating fruit and/or vegetables.

There was a total of ten 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 prestigious Northern Bank Trophy.  Ballywalter WI placed second, with Pomeroy WI in third place.

Congratulations to the winning Institutes and well done to all of those who took the time to put together an entry! As you can see, they are all exquisite…


1st – Ben Madigan WI.

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



2nd – Ballywalter WI.

Second place – the splendid arrangement by Ballywalter WI.



3rd – Pomeroy WI.

Third place – Pomeroy WI’s delightful creation.




By Abercorn Area.



By Downpatrick WI.




By Drumbeg WI.




By Maghaberry WI.




By Moneyrea WI.




By Newtownbreda WI.




By Upper Finaghy WI.


Federation Chairman Elizabeth Warden with some very flamboyant ‘potential new members’ at the City of Belfast Autumn Flower Show!


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