A wet June and a sunny start to July has created perfect conditions for the green-fingered growers heading for Moreton Show on Saturday, September 7th.
The Home and Garden marquee bursts with colour every year as growers from across the Cotswolds compete to win trophies for the best fruit, vegetables, flower arranging, art and craft.
The floral classes include competitions for roses, dahlias, chrysanthemums and many other blooms. One of the highlights is the Sybil Limbrick Cup, awarded to the top entry from a family who produce the best three feet-wide display on a theme of ‘A Day at the Seaside.’
Allotment growers and vegetable growers always produce some the most eye-opening displays of produce seen at traditional summer shows. Huge onions, giant marrows, extra-long carrots and bulging beetroot all line up for the judges in hotly-contested classes.
Wine makers, brewers, bakers and beekeepers all have their own competitions and this year’s handicrafts and art sections have several classes for the creative.
For 2019, they include competitions for the best doorstop and a pin cushion in a teacup. For photographers, classes include a call for pictures of dry-stone walls and, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, colour images of the moon.
Children will also be taking part in Moreton Show’s Home and Garden section, with their annual battle to grow the best potato in a pot and classes for the best decorated Wellington boots, a model of a windmill, a poem about the countryside and many other challenges.
Moreton Show secretary, Katie Preece said: ‘Our visitors love to see our Home and Garden marquee. Every year it’s amazing to see the creativity and skill of our exhibitors. It’s a real celebration of traditional skills and we’re proud that so many young people take part to continue this great element of our show.’
The closing date for entries to the Home and Garden competitions is August 23rd and all the details of classes, together with entry forms can be found on this website.