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Saturday 2nd September 2017

Youngsters Aim for Early Success in Gardening Game

Youngsters planning to enter the Home and Garden classes at this summer’s Moreton Show can learn from the experts at Fosseway Garden Centre on Easter Monday.

Gill Godwin, co-owner of the Garden Centre and children’s head steward in the Home and Garden Marquee at Moreton Show is running a masterclass in creating exhibits to impress the judges. It’s all called Moreton Show – Have a Go, a series of workshops designed to help even the unlikeliest gardener create something that could be entered for Moreton Show on September 2. The workshops start at 11am.

There are some 15 children’s classes at Moreton Show, covering cookery, art, poetry and flower arranging. The three age-groups cater for the under-5s, the under-8s and 9 to 16 year-olds. Children can exhibit one item in every class in their section for 50p an entry, with prize money and cups to be won.

Said Gill: “Children absolutely love taking part and are always so excited to bring along their entries the night before the show. They are even more excited to return after the judging to find they have won a prize.

“We’re keen to make the show accessible to all and would love to see lots of youngsters turn up at Fosseway Garden Centre on Easter Monday to try their hand at making something. They will be able to just 'have a go' at making a miniature garden and some vegetable creations, classes they could then enter at the Show in September.”

It is also time for youngsters to enter the Moreton Show Potato in a Pot competition. All they have to do is collect a seed potato and a 10 litre pot from the Fosseway Garden Centre until April 24, plant their potato in soil or compost and care for it until show day. The judges will then empty the pots and weigh each entry in public. The heaviest harvest wins.

Moreton Show is one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the country and details of all the classes to enter in every section are available on the website at www.moretonshow.co.uk.

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