What fabulous sunny weather for our annual village show! Thanks to all our volunteer helpers and organisers. Also thank you to everyone who came along and took part. Full results are available on the Garvald Horticultural Society page.
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.
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:
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!
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
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.
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.
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..
We now have lovely new display boards crying out to show photographs at the Village Show next Saturday – see below. A massive thanks to Graham Barnes for design and production. Remember photographs should be printed no larger than A5, unmounted, with or without a border. Here are the classes:
- Local Wildlife
- A dramatic sky
- Your favourite place in East Lothian
- A close-up of a pollinating insect
- On holiday
- A black and white photograph with or without caption
- ‘Beast from the East’
Time to get printing!
Gifford Flower Show is this weekend, 18th/19th August. Come along on Saturday from 2.00 – 8.00 p.m. and Sunday 9.00 – 4.00 p.m. As well as the Flower Show competition classes, there will be a Scarecrow competition, various craft stalls, face painting, teas in the Village Hall, plant sale etc. This year the Rotary Club are running a children’s dog show on the Green behind the Marquee on Saturday afternoon.
Full details are on www.giffordhorti.org.