Time to think about your competition entries…
Garvald Village 2017 Show Schedule is now available on the Garvald Horticultural Society webpage. New categories for 2017 include honey; yoghurt; the photography category ‘winter scene’; a ‘harvest’ themed floral art category; and castle building, butterfly art and treehouse design in the children’s classes. Also there is a chance for novice growers in a new novelty section; ‘perfectly imperfect vegetable’!
Bulb planting is ON for the next two weekends…!
The bulbs have arrived and are sprouting – so calling all volunteers to help with planting them along the path in the park. We will be planting this Sunday 22nd 2-4pm and the following Saturday 28th 10-12noon.
Many hands make light work (oh and please bring a spade)!
With proceeds from last year’s Village Show, Garvald Horticultural Society has bought (through East Lothian Council at our request), 2000 crocus and daffodil bulbs for the park. All we need to do now is plant them! The Council will shortly mark out the areas for planting along the path, then its all hands on deck. With circa 200 population – that’s 10 bulbs per person!
We anticipate planting late January – snow/permafrost etc permitting – for first full display next Spring (although if the weather stays mild we may get a few blooms this year from the daffs).
Watch this space for the time and date. Any questions – call Jo (685)
Thank you to all the marvellous helpers and supporters at the Village Show 2016. We had people come and help set up, bake cakes for the afternoon teas, bring their exhibits and tidy up afterwards. A big thank you to those children who did a superb job of serving the teas in the tent. Thank you to all of you who came to support the show, making it a very enjoyable event. With the sunny weather there was buzzing atmosphere in the orchard teas tent and a fab pet show to enjoy. Photos have been added to the gallery and the results will be published soon. Well done to all category winners and the trophy winners. We hope to see you again next year. And if you enjoyed the show, you are welcome to come to the AGM in October and offer your assistance for next year’s show. Thank you for your support.
If you are able to help/donate please leave Jo a message on 830 685 or use the Contact Us form.
Staging starts at 7pm on the Friday (not 6pm as in previous years) and Saturday morning from 7.30am – all entries must be in by 10am sharp!
The schedule is on the Garvald Horticultural Society page.
The 2016 Village Show programme is now available on the GHS page (and through letterboxes soon). Not entered before? Now is the time to develop skills in a bit of friendly competition.
Categories this year include still lemonade, lemon drizzle cake, best dressed pet and also ‘grow your own veg’ in the children’s categories: seeds are now available from Jo Robertson (call 830 685 or use the contact form to get in touch).
Please also let us know if you are able to help on the day by donating home baking and/or volunteering children to help with teas!