Although the summer heat and drought resulted in difficult growing conditions, the Village Show, hosted by Ruddington Gardeners’ Association (RGA) on Saturday 17th September, still had 159 entries from 57 exhibitors.
As in previous years, there were colourful displays of vegetables, flowers and fruit, homemade preserves, craft items and photographs. Scarecrows and a wheel barrow of fruit and vegetables, knitted by the Ruddington Yarn Ninjas, welcomed everyone at the entrance to St Peter’s Rooms.
The Show featured sales of plants, produce, tools and books by the RGA, whilst stands from the Ruddington Art and Craft Society, wildlife photographers Martin and Gill Basson, Nottingham Country Markets and Nottinghamshire Bee Keepers added interest to the Show.
Ruddington and District U3A advertised their group activities, with Peter Johnson-Marshall and colleagues encouraging visitors to try “hands-on” painting. Meanwhile, Ruddington WI kindly provided refreshments all day.
Malcolm and Wendy Fisher, who judged the vegetables, fruit and home produce, commented on the high quality of the exhibits, with the floral entries being particularly impressive.
Sincere thanks to everyone who participated to make the show another successful village event. Planning has already started for next year’s show on Saturday 16th September 2023, so please keep this date in your diaries.
Enjoy your gardening during the next 12 months!
Mike Davey and the RGA Committee