Counting down the days until Summer Show Day! Hope you are all busy getting your entries organised. If you have completed your entry forms feel free to pass them on to Janet or I before the day, then we can have your class cards prepared. If you are happy to complete your own please contact Janet 9669467 for your entry number and to collect some blank cards. Any filled out before the morning helps as it gets a bit manic at times and we struggle to write fast enough! Remember the schedule and entry forms can be downloaded on our website.
I have put together a rota for Show Day, but if any of you have an hour or two free and would not mind helping out on the gates, on a stall or with refreshments please let me know ASAP. We are setting up the marquee at 2pm on Sunday 26th August and help with this is always appreciated, so too is help at the end of the show on Monday, clearing up, when we have all had enough! If anyone has time to make home made cakes for the refreshments we would be most grateful.
I have put together what I hope you think will be an exciting programme of talks and visits for 2018/19 and remind you that that Show Day is the ideal time to renew your LHS membership, a bargain at only at £10 each. We have 3 planned coach trips for 2019: Dunham Massey in March to see their winter garden, reputedly one of the best in the country; Malvern Spring Show on Sunday 12th May and a return visit after 10 years to Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire on Sunday 22nd September.
After a very busy and successful first one, we are holding a follow up plant sale, this Saturday 2nd June, from 9am to 12am in the Village Hall Car Park. There will be vegetable plants, bedding plants, annuals and perennials available – all at a reasonable price. Donations of plants are always welcome!
We have our annual plant sale, this Saturday 19th May, from 9am to 12am in the Village Hall Car Park. There will be vegetable plants, bedding plants, annuals and perennials available – all at a reasonable price. Donations of plants are always welcome!
The Society held an Apple Day this year and it was enjoyed by those who supported the event. Many varieties of apples, pears and other fruit were on display, some of which were available for tasting and purchase. A wide range of homemade jams, chutneys and pickles were also available for purchase. Other attractions included demonstrations of ‘juicing’, a local beekeeper with honey for sale, cheeses, fruit trees, refreshments and of course the pork rolls. The event is organised and staged by a ‘small and hardworking team’, this year having to draft in several volunteers to help on the day. We thank all those who helped and everyone who came along.
On Sunday 22nd October, Lowdham Horticultural Society will be presenting Nottinghamshire’s Premier Apple Day. The event runs from 11am to 4pm in Lowdham Village Hall. There will be many attractions including honey, preserves sales, juicing and there will be hot food and afternoon teas available. There will be fabulous displays of many varieties of apples and fruits of autumn. Also you will be able to taste a great selection of apples and have the opportunity to purchase your favourite. Adrian Baggaley will be on hand to identify any fruit you may grow in your own garden and give the best advice on care of your trees. Entry to the event is £2.50 for adults with children free.
What a fantastic show on a glorious, hot and sunny day. The committee had decided to use a new style marquee this year for the various horticultural classes and ‘by jingo’ it most certainly seemed to work. We received many favourable comments from visitors to the show including, ‘refreshing’, ‘a new look to the show’, ‘so much lighter’ and ‘more modern’. Visitors were provided with varied entertainment including a marching band, the brilliant Dako Flying Angels, a stilt walker, Punch and Judy, numerous stalls, exhibits and refreshments. We thank everyone who helped or supported the show in any way. 👏👍🏻
PS: Just in case you are wondering about the lack of visitors, the images were taken during the morning of the show, largely for the purpose of ‘showing off’ the new style marquee.