Category Archives: Garvald Horticultural Society

Village Show helpers


Just a reminder that we need some help on Thursday 24th at 7pm to set up the tables and again at the end of the show (many hands make light work). Thank you!

Friday staging is 7-9pm and Saturday 8-10am (not 7.30am as before). Entries must be in by 10am sharp! The schedule is on the GHS page.

Garvald Village Show – Saturday 26th August


It’s nearly SHOW TIME – and this year we are delighted to welcome George Anderson of the Beechgrove Garden as part of the judging team. No pressure there then for all you growers out there!

As usual we are looking for:

  • Donations for the raffle – bring on the day
  • Donations of home baking – including any show entries that didn’t turn out as planned…(please leave in the kitchen)
  • Children (and the odd parent) to do a stint on teas
  • Help on Thursday 24th at 7pm to set up the tables and again at the end (many hands make light work)

If you are able to help/donate please leave Jo a message on 830 685 or use the contact form.

Friday staging is 7-9pm and Saturday 8-10am (not 7.30am as before). Entries must be in by 10am sharp!

The schedule is on the GHS page.

We look forward to lots of entries and a dry afternoon!

2017 Village Show Schedule now available

2017 Show Schedule

2017 Show Schedule

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’!

Gorilla Gardening in Garvald

Bring a spade…Gorilla gardening in Garvald

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)

Village Show 2016 – Thanks for your support!

veg13Thank 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.