Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset

August 2, 2005
Appeal for entries for Burnham-On-Sea's 2005 Horticultural Show

Gardeners, growers, cooks, handicraft hobbyists and amateur photographers alike are being invited to take part in Burnham-On-Sea & District Horticultural Society's 38th annual show.

A range of flowers will be on show at the Burnham horticulatural showThe event will be held for the second year running at Sanders GardenWorld at Brent Knoll on Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14.

There are 10 sections and 129 classes to be entered with 24 cups, five shields, two medals, one trophy, one tankard and one rose bowl to be won.

The Society's Treasurer, Les Wallis, said: "We're expecting a good turn out in all sections and classes but are still keen to make sure as many people as possible get involved with the show and ensure it is a great success. The Society is always keen to hear from people who would like to get involved and to join us."

The sections in which competitors are invited to enter include floral art, junior, domestic, handicraft, photography, pot plants, flowers, wines, fruit and vegetables.

Classes include floral displays using the themes of 'Household Treasures' and 'Nature's Colours', a chance for children, aged up to 16-years-old, to enter vegetable animals and handicrafts, and the opportunity for the area's cooks to serve up scones, jam tarts, Victoria sponges and chutneys to tickle the judges taste buds.

Visitors to the show will also be able to see entries of hand knitted soft toys, cushion covers, painting, photographs and red and white homemade wine.

Entrants in the Burnham Allotment Society sponsored classes will be showing off what they hope will be the heaviest home-grown onions and potatoes in the area, and the longest runner beans.

Garden centre Managing Director, Peter Burks, explained: "We're delighted to have this prestigious horticultural, cooking and craft-based event on site again this year. It looks set to be a wonderful event, which we are glad to support."

"I understand from the organisers that the event was getting expensive to run and because we have agreed to hold it at the garden centre for free, we have helped secure its future."

The show is open to the public on Saturday August 13 from 1pm until 6pm and on Sunday August 14 from 10am until 4pm. The prize-giving and awards presentation ceremony will be held at 3pm on the Sunday. Admission to the event is free.

Details on how to enter, fees and a complete list of classes can be obtained from the Annual Show Secretary, David Bryant on 01278 788058.

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