Braehead Plant and Flower Show 2017

Braehead Community Garden has put a call out for growers and gardeners all over Stirling to compete in their second annual Flower and Vegetable Show on Sunday 27th August.  The event is open to the public – both to compete or to visit.

You can download a copy of the 2017 schedule, with details of all the categories, by clicking here.


There are 100 categories to enter, spread across seven sections:  Vegetables, Flowers, Fruit, Homemade and Childrens’, photography and chillies.  The produce has to be home grown, home cooked or home made, but can be from the raised beds in the community garden or the back gardens of homes all over the district.

New for 2017 is the “hottest chilli pepper” category.   Last year one of the hottest chillies on the planet, the Carolina Reaper, was cultivated in the garden’s polytunnels.  This particular chilli is hotter than the pepper spray used by police all over the world.

Also new for 2017 is the “photography section”, with categories including “Life in a Garden” and “A Stirling Scene”.

Community Garden Chairman and local Councillor Chris Kane 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 27th 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 Community Garden Flower Show prizewinners at the 2016 show
Braehead Community Garden Flower Show prizewinners with Stirling Council Provost (Aug 2016)

Braehead’s Flower and Plant Show Organiser Rosa Oswald 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 Flower and Vegetable Show.”


Last year's overall winner Elaine Lewis & daughter Cora
Last year’s overall winner Elaine Lewis & daughter Cora

Entries will be accepted on Sunday 27th 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 winning growers at 3pm.

Braehead Community Garden is run by members and was built thanks to a Big Lottery award in 2015.