A HORTICULTURAL society dazzled visitors and recruited a hoard of new members at its first show of the year.

The Frinton and District Horticultural Society held its spring show on Saturday, showing off spectacular floral offerings from local residents.

A spokesman said: “It was the first show of the year and went very well. There was a really impressive array of flowers.

“The society also picked up 29 new members on the day. It was a great success.”

Gerda McQueen clinched the award for best display at the show.

The society’s next show will take place on June 14.