Horticultural & Crafts Society

Diary dates for 2023


Wednesday 15th February – Annual General Meeting  (AGM) -  7pm at the Village Hall

All welcome to join for the AGM and a social evening. Wine and finger food served.  A slightly later date than usual and we hope to see you there.


Spring Bank Holiday Weekend – Plant Stall – Donations of plants and seedlings welcome.


Sunday 11th June  - Rose Day at the Village Hall, more information at a later date.


Sunday 13th August – 104th Annual Horticultural and Handicrafts Show

Schedules available in the spring but we will publish the classes on the website as well before then. We will be reviving the home-made wine class, so get fermenting!


Any further information, please contact Show Chairman, marioncutforth@btinternet.com


103rd Annual Show – Chairman's Report

There were ups and downs for our annual horticultural show held on Sunday 7th August. The downs were a smaller entry for vegetables and flowers but this was to be expected due to the hot weather and lack of rain (us gardeners are never satisfied with the weather!) but there was still enough to give a lovely display. We were also surprised at the low entries in photography, as previous years usually yielded a large number of exhibits.

The ups were the number of people who came to visit us and partake of teas and cakes in the Blue Bell garden and came to the village hall to see the show entries displayed; have a go on the tombola; and buy raffle tickets. There was lots of chatter between exhibitors and visitors which is always good to see.

Also on the ups list was the glorious weather, maybe a bit too warm but so nice to sit under the marquee roof in the pub garden and have a cup of tea and chat to friends.

Another up was the number of helpers and committee members we had who set up/took down display stands and tables and made cakes for the teas and served them, they were brilliant and I very much thank them for all of their hard work to make the show a success.

This year's show has also given me plenty to think about for next year – yes, there will definitely be a show! It will be bigger and better and anyone interested in helping us, please contact me, we always need people to keep this show alive for everyone in the village.

So overall it looks as though there were far more ups than downs!

Marion Cutforth, Show Chairman  marioncutforth@btinternet.com