The Durham and Northumberland Fuchsia Society held their 27th Annual Show at Locomotion, the National Railway Museum in Shildon.
The society was formed in 1981 by a group of Fuchsia enthusiasts from the area, with an aim to help as many people as possible enjoy fuchsias and learn how to grow healthy, rewarding plants.
The show, held over Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th, September featured members and open classes, as well as plant sales, and was officially opened by Mrs Sue Snowdon, Deputy Lord-Lieutenant, County Durham. Classes include those for beginners, novices and any members from any cultivar to ornamental foliage types.
The society caters for anyone young or old who is interested in growing fuchsias, either for their own pleasure or to enter shows at a national standard. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday every month (except December) in Bowburn Community Centre from 7.30pm, often including a guest speaker. Beginners are welcome, and members are on hand to share their advice and experience.