Braehead Horticulture and Flower Show 2018

Braehead Community Garden has put a call out for growers and gardeners all over Stirling to compete in the third annual Horticulture and Flower Show on Sunday 26th August.

The event is open to the public – both to visit or to enter one of the many categories. Click here to download an event schedule.

There are 100 categories to enter, spread across seven sections:  Vegetables, Flowers, Fruit, Homemade and Childrens’, photography and chilies.  The produce must be home grown, home cooked or home made.

Elaine Lewis (holding son Connor) receiving the "Braehead Cup" from Provost Christine Simpson at last year's event.
Elaine Lewis (holding son Connor) receiving the “Braehead Cup” from Provost Christine Simpson at last year’s event.

Returning this year will be the “hottest chilli pepper” category.   Last year one of the hottest chilies on the planet, the Carolina Reaper, was cultivated in the garden’s polytunnels.  This particular chili is hotter than the pepper spray used by police all over the world.

BHCGFLOWERS172Categories in the popular “photography section” this year include “A Stirling Scene” and “Patterns in Nature”.

Garden Manager Aileen Hall says,

“If you’ve got a cabbage that you’re particularly proud of, or indeed think your scones are better than anybody else’s, we want to see you enter our show on 26th August.  This event captured the local imagination and competitive spirit last year and was great fun.   This is a fantastic opportunity for everybody to come together and show the results of their summer labours in gardens all over Stirling.”

Braehead’s Flower and Plant Show Organiser Rosa Huczynska says,

“Last year’s show was a big hit with both members and the public and this year’s event will be bigger and better.  This year we’ve a whopping 100 categories across seven sections, ranging from photography to cakes.  I grew up in Buchlyvie and regularly entered the Kippen Flower Show as a child;  it’s great to see the spirit of these village shows growing in Braehead.  If you enjoy either gardening, baking, crafts or photography, there’s a category for you at the Braehead Horticulture and Flower Show.”

Entries will be accepted on Sunday 26th August in the morning from 8.30am until 10am, judging takes place until 1.30pm, with the show open to the public from 1.30pm until 4pm.  Provost Christine Simpson will present the prizes to the winners at 3pm.

Provost Christine Simpson presenting the prizes at the 2017 Braehead Horticultural Show
Provost Christine Simpson presenting the prizes at the 2017 Braehead Horticultural Show