Rose Show Enthralls



Rose Show Enthralls

Rose Show Enthralls

Rose Show Enthralls

Rose Show Enthralls

Rose Show Enthralls

24 October 2014

The 2014 Rose a resounding success! - Review by Max Waldron

After a week of frantic activity this year’s Rose Show has drawn to a close. We can with cheery, yet exhausted, faces report that it was indeed a huge success! With attendance records smashed (close to 400 through the door with a large percentage from other towns), and the public’s response ranging from “abso-blooming-marvellous” to “A show that makes up proud to be Montaguers!”, we have seriously raised the bar on this Montagu institution, now in its 26th year.

This year’s overall winner was Sankie Jordaan and in second place was Lillibit Jordaan with a combined third place going to Montagu Vines and Marie Stewart. Congratulations to all the winners!

Our sincere thanks go out to Jannie, Terence, Helen and the team at the KWV Hall (we’ve already booked next year’s dates!).
To all the talented artists from the MAA, we thank you for your beautiful paintings – you added a lovely dimension to the show.
To Doortjie, Linda, Sue, Jeanne and to all the quilters from the Langeberg Kwilt Gulde for the kind loan of your exquisite quilts. You have inspired so many and your beautiful works were a huge hit!
For the commendable help of the Langeberg Municipality in lending the tables, we salute your ongoing and valued support for the Montagu Rose Show.
Peter Sinovich at Montagu Nursery : You Sir, are a veritable treasure! Your beautiful Iceberg roses transformed the hall and courtyard into a rose fantasy. A big thank you to you and your guys for helping us set up the tables.
To JP at Efecto : ours is a longstanding partnership and long may it remain so!
Rudi and Pietie, our esteemed judges : your time and invaluable expertise ensures the continued high standards of the Rose Show. We learn so much from you every year. Thank you!

To all our generous sponsors: your support is so appreciated and all the winners are chuffed with their wonderful prizes.
Thank you Monique for being such an excellent chauffeur for our popular gardens tour and thank must also go to all the owners of the beautiful gardens for allowing us through.
Mareletta and Annemarie at Montagu Tourism tirelessly promoted our show to everyone who would listen. We hope our partnership will go from strength to strength.

Sankie and Lillibit once again pulled it out of the hat with not only the sheer numbers of roses they brought, but also the standard of roses they brought. Many of us were speechless!

I would like to say a special thank you to the Rose Committee, Nelda, Caroline, Surina and Yvette, you guys are the greatest team anyone could ever wish to work with. Super-troopers indeed!

Last, but not least, to all of You for bringing us your roses. No Rose Show without roses!

Montagu can be truly proud of all the dedicated gardeners who invest so much time in caring for their roses. Thank you Montagu.

Footnote: Entries were up more than 100% on last year. Altogether there were more than 600 roses delivered. The organisers laid on 300 wine bottles for containers, but had urgently to rustle up many more!

(For more photographs see the Roseshow 2014 Gallery under Galleries on this website)