Three hundred visitors followed the sun and poured into the annual Epsom Garden Society show on Saturday.

The Society, founded in 1932, exhibited entries by both adults and children, at St Joseph's Church Hall, in St Margaret Drive, Epsom, alongside displays of flowers, summer fruits, vegetables, photography and floral arrangements.

There were a number of classes held on the day, as well as a scarecrow competition for children, a plant sale and a raffle, and visitors at the free show also had the chance to meet Epsom Beekeepers.

Jill Farnham, the show’s secretary, said the event had more than 250 entries with "some very high quality flower exhibits", according to the flower judge, with the roses faring particularly well.

Junior exhibitors were also out in force and put in 25 exhibits.

She said: "The new venue proved an excellent choice as it is very light and spacious allowing the sun to pour in and the hall smelt of summer.

"There were more than 300 visitors during the afternoon and many first-time visitors, some of whom subsequently joined the society." 

The overall winner at the show was Patricia Wakem who won the Frank Merryweather Challenge Cup plus the best rose exhibit.