Gardeners of all types of experience encouraged to take part
John Rielly's onions are regular winners (picture from 2022)
August 7, 2023
Fulham Horticultural Society’s (FHS) summer show takes place this September and it is open to all local gardeners to take part.
If you have any thing from your garden, window box or allotment plot including floral exhibits and freshly-picked fruit, vegetables and herbs that you would like to show, there are 70 classes to enter.
The London gardening society marks is marking its 99th year and the annual event takes place on Saturday 9 September as a celebration of local produce grown.
The event is being held in St Etheldreda’s church hall, in Fulham Palace Road and is open to visitors from 2.30pm to 4.30pm, when experts will be on hand to answer gardening questions and offer advice.
Ponsiano Bimeny and his winning dahlias in 2022
Baking stars can get creative in the kitchen with prizes for the best chocolate brownies, biscuits and bakes, while artistic residents can enter their photographs, greeting cards or knitted crafts.
There are junior classes for those aged under 16 including creating a vegetable person or animal, growing a miniature garden in a seed tray, or baking a round of delicious shortbread.
Gardener Hazel Will
Nicole Coleman, FHS show secretary, says, “It’s always a fantastic event for all the family with so many different categories to enter.
“It really is aimed to be a community event, which is completely run by volunteers. So even if you don’t feel confident to show, we encourage people to come and enjoy tea and cake and enter the raffle.
“If people do want to try their hand at entering help and support is on hand. It’s wonderful to see such a wide array of fruit, vegetables and flowers grown by the local community each year, and so special to see the amazing crafts from our younger entrants.”
Last year there were 200 separate entries from over 50 people including long term FHS members and first times.
For more details about the Fulham Horticultural Society or to enter the flower and vegetable show visit the Fulham Horticultural Society website or call 07771 547 193.
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