Creative and green-fingered people wanted!

by | 1 June 2017 | Community Event, Hobbies, Rotherham

Do you grow flowers, vegetables; grow fruit in your garden, in containers or on an allotment? Do you bake, sew, knit, paint, take photographs, make cards, do cross stitch, have children or grandchildren that make Lego or enjoy colouring?

Maybe you aren’t creative but enjoy spending time enjoying light refreshments looking at beautiful flowers, being amazed by huge and weird looking vegetables and looking at just how creative some people are and wishing you could do that!

If you answered yes to any of these questions then why not enter or visit Maltby Town Council’s Horticultural Show (incorporating Grow, Make and Bake) on Saturday 19th August at the Edward Dunn Memorial Hall, Maltby. Whether you’re an amateur or someone with experience there are classes for you to enter.

This year’s show has over 100 classes ranging from vegetables, flowers, fruit, domestic and children’s section, as well as a section purely for RHS standard exhibits. There is also a scarecrow and vegetable monster competition for children to be done on the day (material supplied on the day by Maltby Town Council — free of charge).

Exhibits may be staged on Friday evening, 18th August, between 6.00pm and 8.00pm and/or Saturday 19th August between 8.00am and 10.45am. All exhibitors must leave the hall by 11.00am prior to judging. Maltby Town Council will provide plates and vases for exhibits if required. The cost of entering is only 30p per item and it’s free for children aged 16 and under for the children’s section only.

Opening hours of the Show are 2.00pm to 4.30pm with presentation of awards for all shows at 4.15pm. All trophies will be presented and displayed in the Edward Dunn Memorial Hall. Trophy winners will receive a salver to keep. Prize cards and rosettes/pennants are awarded to winners as a permanent souvenir.

There is an exciting end of day auction, which takes place after the award presentation for those exhibitors who are happy to have their exhibits auctioned to raise money for the Town Council’s Charity of the Year — it’s completely voluntary and really good fun.

Everyone is welcome, young and old, wherever you live, either as an exhibitor or a visitor. Finally, the council is running a Garden and Allotment Competition — open to Maltby residents only. The Garden Competition will be judged during week commencing Monday 3rd July and the Allotment Competition is being judged during the week commencing 10th July.

Further information on any of these events, copies of the schedule and entry forms will be available from Maltby Town Council at the Edward Dunn Memorial Hall, Tickhill Road, Maltby S66 7NQ, call 01709 814060 or see Maltby Town Council on Facebook.