Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Aquatic gardening may have left vegetable plots a little bedraggled, but there is still plenty to see, do and try your hand at during RHS Garden Rosemoor’s Produce Show in Torrington on Saturday (Aug 4).
RHS Garden Rosemoor in Torrington is holding its Local Produce Show on Saturday - but the summer monsoon has not helped the number of entrants in some classes.
Organisers said with the wettest start to the growing season on record and until recently, low temperatures, many vegetables that should be at their seasonal best were struggling to get off the ground, rotting underneath it or nowhere near ripe.
The annual show is held in partnership with the Great Torrington Horticultural Society and normally has a packed roster of classes for home grown vegetables, fruits and produce.
Fortunately, there is much more to the show, including classes for the funniest shaped vegetables as well as plenty of baking and creative classes, with cakes, scones, jams and eggs among the entries.
From a creative aspect there are also classes in knitting, needlework, painting and photography.
Due to the increasing number of little visitors to RHS Garden Rosemoor there is a special show schedule just for children. Decorated wooden spoons, cupcakes and cookies and photographs can all be entered into the under 16 categories.
All classes for adults and children are free to enter and there are prizes for every first, second and third place. A Dartington Crystal Trophy will be awarded to the exhibitor with the highest number of points overall.
Rosemoor is accepting entries up to and including the day of the show – drop in to pick up a schedule and entry form or call 01805 626800.