Category Archives: Garvald Horticultural Society

Garvald Horticultural Society – Village Show: Saturday 27th August 2022

We are very hopeful that we can go ahead with Garvald Village Show this year. Here is the 2022 schedule: 2022 Garvald Village Show Schedule

The Garvald Horticultural Society stages a village show in the fourth week of August. Participants can exhibit their best blooms, fruit and vegetables, baking, handicrafts, photography and children’s entries. There is also a pet show in the orchard. It’s a friendly show which is open to all; new competitors welcome.

The deadline for entries is 10am on the morning of the Show and the Show opens at 2pm. Good luck!

Decorated Doors Day – Saturday 28th August, 2-5pm

In place of Garvald Village Show this year we invite you to ‘show’ your produce at your doorstep! Decorate your door however you wish; bunting, pots of plants, vase of flowers, basket of veg, bunting, jam jars – get creative!

Have doors ready by 2pm – there will also be ice cream tubs on offer for kids. We very much hope to be back next year with the ‘proper’ Show!

Jo – on behalf of GHS Committee


Show set up – Thursday 7-8pm

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)


Garvald Village Show – Saturday 24th August – schedule

Calling Garvald growers, makers and bakers!

Here is the 2019 Show Schedule (link below), with a bit of a beach and blue theme. Hard copies will be posted through doors in May.

For primary school children – seed potatoes are available from Jo Robertson, for planting in April.
For questions, hints and tips – join the Show facebook group:

Garvald Growers, Makers and Bakers

2019 Garvald Village Show Schedule



Wildlife talk in Gifford

Gifford Horticultural Society

Wednesday 6 March at 7.30 p.m. Gifford Village Hall – all are welcome.

‘Wildlife in your Garden.’ Stan Da Prato will tell us all about what lives in our gardens, how to attract even more of them and some of the issues this can bring to our private gardens, our public parks and open spaces.

Besides gardening, Stan chairs the Aberlady Bay Reserve Committee, has a PhD on small songbirds in the Lothians, is editor of the journal Scottish Birds and a past President of the Scottish Ornithologist’s Club.

This talk is followed by refreshments and a raffle.

Talk: Restoring Amisfield Walled Garden

Gifford Horticultural Society are holding a talk in Gifford village hall on Wednesday.

Kate Rycroft, Chair of the Amisfield Preservation Trust will be describing the restoration at Amisfield. At 8 acres in size, Amisfield Walled garden is one of the largest historic walled gardens in Scotland.

Over the past eleven years, it has been restored from a completely neglected state into a thriving community garden. It now provides a venue for education and training for people of all abilities, as well as being an established local visitor attraction.

Kate will talk about the historic background to the garden’s development and will outline its current restoration as a community garden.

Wednesday 13th February 2019, 7.30pm in Gifford Village Hall.  Non-members welcome.


Garvald Show – set up and donations

It’s countdown to Garvald Village Show this Saturday – 2-4pm. We are setting up the hall at 7pm on Thursday and would be grateful for any help with shifting the tables and chairs. Also all donations of baking (including Show ‘cast offs’!) and raffle prizes welcome! Please bring on the day.

Don’t forget to involve the four-footed, furry, hairy, woolly, feathered, scaly (?) members of our village in the Pet Show at 3pm.

Finally there is a new display table for any items that you’d like to show off, but don’t fit the show classes.

Hoping for a dry afternoon..