Expanded flower show again at Links Hotel

Angus Council garden awards were presented in the Canmore Rooms Forfar on Friday afternoon. Pictured are, from left - Angus Provost Helen Oswald, Marion McPherson Edzell, Rob Barron Montrose and Councillor Jeanette Gaul.
Angus Council garden awards were presented in the Canmore Rooms Forfar on Friday afternoon. Pictured are, from left - Angus Provost Helen Oswald, Marion McPherson Edzell, Rob Barron Montrose and Councillor Jeanette Gaul.

Following the success of last year’s show, Montrose Horticultural Society’s 2012 Flower Show will again be held at the Links Hotel.

It will be open on Friday (August 17) from 2 to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. The prize-giving takes place at 4pm on Saturday.

Entry is £2 at the door.

Despite the extremely difficult growing conditions due to the cold wet summer, the Society is hopeful that once more, entries will exceed expectations. In order to encourage the amateur gardener and grow-your-own enthusiast, a new Kitchen Garden Section has been added this year.

Entries for all classes will be accepted at the Links Hotel on Thursday, (August 16) between 1 and 10pm or on Friday between 7 and 8.45am.

As judging takes place at 9am sharp on Friday, no entries can be accepted after the 8.45am deadline. Schedules are still available at the Library, The Wool Shop, Crafty Cat and Rossie Braes Market Garden.

In order to exhibit at the show, you need to be a full member of the Society. This costs £3 for the year and can be paid when presenting your entries. There are no other fees and your membership entitles you to unlimited attendance at the show. If you are interested in becoming a member, but don’t want to exhibit, you can become an Associate Member for £2 for the year, which also gives you unlimited access to the show.

As well as the vegetable and fruit sections, there will be sections for cut flowers, pot plants, floral art, knitting and other crafts, and baking and preserves. In addition there is a range of classes especially designed for children, as described in an earlier edition of The Review.

There will be plants and a range of jute bags for sale as well as the usual raffle, tombola, whisky trail etc.

Montrose Horticultural Society extends a warm invitation to everyone to come along and support your local Flower Show.