Nearly 150 local residents and competitors braved the wettest day of the summer to attend the third annual Braehead Flower and Horticultural Show on Sunday. Provost Christine Simpson visited the event, which was held under the cover of the Braehead Community Garden Events Polytunnel, to present the prizes.
Braehead resident Jim Clark, who is a member of the Community Garden, was the overall winner with 58 points from entries spread across multiple categories.
Over 250 entries were received across multiple categories, including best home baking, best onions, best photograph, best floral display and more.
Other winners on the day included Alastair Kerr for most points in the fruit section and Alasdair Forsyth successfully defended his “hottest chili” growing title for the second year. Jennifer MacKay won the homemade section, while Lucy Brown was the winner in the children’s’ section.
Garden Manager Aileen Hall said,
“It was great to see so many people brave the weather to visit and appreciate all the hard work from growers around Stirling. We’re doing our bit here at Braehead to reintroduce simple gardening skills and give people the confidence to try growing their own food and then have fun sharing and showing what they’ve produced.
The Braehead Community Garden Beekeepers took first place in the honey category, with a jar of the first ever honey produced from the small apiary on the Broom Road site.
Visitors to the garden were also able to buy honey, along with eggs from the garden’s flock of hens and vegetables from educational “kitchen garden”.
The Community Garden’s next public event will be the annual Pumpkin Festival in October. For more information, or to arrange a visit or find out more about membership, log onto www.braehead.org