Tauranga residents have been able to enjoy two flower shows this weekend – the BOP Rose Society show on Saturday, which this year has become a judged show again after about 10 years of display only, and the golden anniversary show of the BOP Iris Group, held today.
Champion of Champions was Solitaire, shown by Bev Turnwald, with the same bloom also named Champion Exhibition bloom. Bev also took out Champion Fully Open with another stem of Solitaire.
The BOP Rose Society meets on the third Sunday of the month, 1.30pm, at various places (fewer meetings over winter). For more information email Fern.
Queen of the Show, Best Seedling & Champion Bearded Iris: Unnamed seedling (Christina Braybrook); Champion Beardless Iris: Arts Alive (Merv and Lynn Stockley); Best NZ-bred Iris: Jean Collins (Merv and Lynn Stockley); Best Gold Iris: Penny Lane (Cris Savage); Points Prize: Christina Braybrook.
The BOP Iris Group meets on the last Sunday of the month, from 11am (includes a shared lunch) at a member’s home. For more information email Jim.