A blooming lovely place to grow ... Chryston Flower Show

Chryston Flower Show'Interschool Competition winners, from Glennmanor PS - Susannah Osborne,  Samantha kerr and Campbell Osborne '25th August 2012'Pic: Roberto Cavieres'Photograph. Roberto Cavieres
Chryston Flower Show'Interschool Competition winners, from Glennmanor PS - Susannah Osborne, Samantha kerr and Campbell Osborne '25th August 2012'Pic: Roberto Cavieres'Photograph. Roberto Cavieres

CHRYSTON and District Horticultural Society is holding its 127th Annual Show on Saturday, August 31.

You are invited to go along to the event in the Cultural Centre, Chryston High School, from 2pm, with local exhibitors competing in a wide variety of classes including flowers, plants, veg, baking and handicraft.

As well as classes for the expert gardener there will be novice sections for the aspiring grower, so if you have grown some vegetables in the garden or a favourite plant/flower that you have grown from seed, why not enter them in the show?

The society – founded in 1853 – also has its ‘Great Chryston Bake Off’ for all you aspiring bakers with classes including fruit loaf, sponge cake, muffins, scones, shortbread, jam and the world-famous ‘Man Bake’ (simply something baked by a man – usually hotly contested!).

If growing or baking is not your thing then why not try one of the handicraft classes? These include handmade soft toys, decoupage, tapestry, cross stitch, a scenic photograph, painted drawing and many more.

Get the kids involved with Children’s Classes with sections including a greeting card, cup cakes, vase of wild flowers, krispie cakes and kids’ favourite, ‘garden in miniature’.

All entries have to be in by 10am on the day of the show. The hall will be open on the Friday evening to accept entries. The prizegiving is on the Saturday with trophies, vouchers and cash prizes to be won.

The show will be opened by Elaine Smith MSP and there will be a performance by Chryston BB Pipe Band.

There will also be a tea room, tombola, flower sale and stalls offering gifts, flowers and other produce from local small businesses.

A spokesperson said: “Come along and support your local community and small businesses, and have a great day out with all the family.”

For further information contact Ian on 07891 831467.

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