Category Archives: Garvald Horticultural Society

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..

Garvald Show – calling all photographers

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 2018

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

It’s (Village) Showtime!

Gifford Flower Show – Sat/Sun 18th-19th August, Gifford Green

Garvald Village Show – Sat 25th August, Village Hall 

It’s that time of year again! Garvald (67th) and Gifford (170th!) Shows are nearly upon us. See further details in the posters below. We are delighted to welcome George Anderson back to Garvald to judge the horticultural categories for a second year. Also new for this year: “Anything goes” – bring something along that you have made, baked or grown for the display table (non-competitive). We look forward to seeing you there!


GHS Committee.


Protecting your data

GDPR reaches Garvald…

Yes, the tendrils of GDPR and the new data protection laws are far-reaching, affecting even tiny groups such as the village website and the horticultural society. But we are on the case!

If you are happy to continue receiving email updates from the village website, then just have a read of the information below – no action required! Please note that you can unsubscribe from the mailing list at any time, by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of the email or by contacting us.

Here’s the gist of our data privacy policy:

Website Privacy Notice

To run the village website we operate a latest news mailing list (using MailChimp) and deal with email enquiries sent via the contact form – so we are mostly dealing with your email addresses.

We have delved into the details of our data collection and have found:

  • We know what personal information we hold and why we hold it.
  • We only hold and use what we data need to do the job (such as provide village news and announcements).
  • We keep your personal information up to date (or you can easily update your mailing list subscription yourself).
  • We keep your personal information secure and confidential.
  • We will deal with a data breach within 72 hours, informing you and the Information Commissioners Office where necessary, i.e. in cases which might expose you to serious risk.
  • We make it easy for you to withdraw your personal information (you can unsubscribe at any time from our mailing list).

Our Website Privacy Notice is on the About/Privacy page if you want to read more.

Garvald Horticultural Society – Membership Data Protection

Garvald Horticultural Society collects membership data in order to run the annual village show. They have a separate Privacy Notice governing protection of this data. In summary, only personal data necessary to run the show is collected. This data is stored securely, not shared with third parties and only accessed by members of the Committee dealing with membership tasks. If you want to read more, the Garvald Horticultural Society’s Privacy Notice is available on the Garvald Horticultural Society page. 

If you have any questions, please use the contact form to get in touch.

Garvald Village Show 25th August – Schedule

Growers, makers, bakers – the 2018 Show Schedule is now up on the Garvald website (hard copies will be posted through doors in May) –

For the less competitive out there, why not bring along anything you have grown, made or baked for the new ‘Anything goes’ display table?

For primary school children – have a go at growing your own tatties for the Show! Seed potatoes are available from Jo Robertson, for planting SOON in April/early May.

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Village Show – George Anderson judging

Green-fingered Garvaldians take note!

George Anderson will be judging again at this year’s Village Show. So if you’re looking for some tips, get along to Gardener’s Question Time in Gifford this Wednesday evening, 7pm where George will be on the panel along with Stan DePrato, a pot plant and alpine specialist, Beryl McNaughton from Macplants and Jim Williams, renowned vegetable grower.

Watch this space for the Show Schedule! And save the date – Saturday 25th August.