Sadly we have decided to cancel this year’s Village Show. In line with other shows in East Lothian we have taken this decision with the safety of members and the public at the forethought of our minds. It may be possible to do something to celebrate the efforts of our ‘lockdown gardening’ – we will consider this nearer the time. We will carry the 2020 schedule over to 2021.
Seedlings – next Saturday (30th) we were due to have a seedling exchange at the hall. Instead we suggest that if you have any spare seeds/seedlings/plants to leave them out at your door/gate.
Strawberry plants – we do have strawberry plants for children to grow on for the Show. If you would still like a strawberry plant please let Jo know via the contact form or the ‘Garvald Growers, Makers, Bakers’ Facebook Group.
Happy gardening, making and baking!
The Village Show will take place on Saturday 22nd August. A couple of things to note on the schedule:
- Show/village bunting: Next year the Show celebrates its 70th anniversary and we think bunting will be required! So this year’s schedule includes 2m of bunting, which can be donated to make a big bunting for next year.
- Children categories – strawberries: We are having a strawberry planting session outside the hall on Saturday 30th May – all kids welcome to come and plant strawberries for the Show.
You can see the full schedule at:
Seed and Seedling Exchange – Saturday 30th May
We are holding a seed and seedling exchange outside the hall on Saturday 30th May (alongside strawberry planting) – watch out for further notice. Bring along spare seeds and spare seedlings to swap/share.
Stenton Horticultural Society is having a Gardeners Question Time this Friday 21st February, 7 for 7.30pm at Stenton Village Hall. £5 entry. A special invitation is extended to gardeners in neighbouring village Garvald. On the panel –
George Anderson – Beechgrove Garden
Beryl McNaughton – Macplants
Jim Williams – Pathhead Horties
Whiteadder: The Historic Heart of the Lammermuirs
Garvald Village Hall Thursday 12 September 6pm
In 2019 and 2020, an exciting new archaeology project takes place across East Lothian and the Scottish Borders. Making use of newly-acquired, high-resolution LiDAR data, this new study will provide a new insight into the landscape history of the Lammermuir Hills. Many new archaeological and historical sites will be recorded for the first time, and some of the area’s most spectacular forts, castles and farmsteads will be seen in a new light. The project is a collaborative community initiative: come along to hear how you can get involved in investigating the archaeology of the Lammermuirs and learning more about the history that has shaped the way they appear today.
For more information about the project visit: www.whiteadder.aocarchaeology.com
We are setting up for the Show on Thursday evening – all help with shifting tables gratefully appreciated. Staging on Friday is 7-9pm, and Saturday 8-10am.
Please bring any donations of baking and raffle prizes on the morning of the show, and leave them in the kitchen.
Don’t forget that if you have anything you have made or grown but does not fit the Show categories, bring it along for the display table. Given tough growing conditions this year the perfectly imperfect veg category may be popular!
Here’s some inspiration…looking forward to seeing you at the Show. Jo (on behalf of Garvald Horticultural Society Committee)
It’s nearly Show Time!
Here is the link for the schedule:
2019 Garvald Village Show Schedule
As ever we are very grateful for donations on the day of home-baking and raffle prizes.
Also if you won a cup last year please remember to return it on the morning of the Show (or ideally before to Jo – 1 Tanderlane Cotts).
We look forward to seeing you at the Show!
… and here are our star performers!
The children and young people of Garvald did us proud on Saturday night. A fantastic concert raised £456 (!!!) which will be put towards the repair of the church. Thanks to everyone that came along – all ideas for future concerts welcome!
If you felt inspired to learn an instrument here’s your chance – one of the performers Daniel Cole is offering guitar lessons over the summer. Children and adults, £8 per half-hour lesson, beginners welcome. If interested please get in touch using the contact form. Contact Us
Bob-a-job is rescheduled to this Sunday – 2-5pm.
Some of the primary 7s at Yester Primary School will be knocking on doors in Garvald on Sunday afternoon seeking tidying up tasks, in return for a small donation. This is part of fundraising towards the whole class residential trip away in June. They will be going to the Benmore outdoor learning centre in Argyll, where they will do lots of exciting, adventurous things away from parents and devices. Pupils are doing a variety of fundraising tasks in small groups to contribute to the overall fund. They will be under (loose) parental supervision – the idea being that the kids are doing the task themselves! All donations very gratefully received.
Any questions – get in touch with Jo or Kathleen via the contact form.