Annual floral extravaganza

The annual Carnoustie Flower Show will take place in the Leisure Centre, Carnoustie, on Friday and Saturday, August 16 and 17.

Exhibitors for cut flowers, pot plants, vegetables, fruit, floral art, preserves, baking, handcrafts, photography and children’s section have been growing and preparing their exhibits for display and competition.

The Flower Show’s top horticultural awards are the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s Banksian Medal which is awarded to the exhibitor who wins the most prize money in the horticultural classes and the Society’s Rose Bowl which this year will be awarded to the most outstanding exhibit in the Floral Art classes.

The organising committee will be on hand to encourage new exhibitors of all ages to take part in this year’s show in the Carnoustie Leisure Centre. With increased entries and exhibits over the last few years, additional staging, new awards and classes, there is the opportunity for all to participate. Copies of the show’s schedule of classes are available and help in staging and entering exhibits are available by ‘phoning 01382 370450.

There are over 230 competitive classes with over £400 in prize money and 26 trophies to be awarded. Exhibits can be set up from 4 to 11 p.m. on Thursday, August 15, and from 7 to 9 a.m.on Friday, August 16, when committee members will be on hand to assist. All exhibits must be in place by 9 a.m. on Friday so that judging can take place.

This year’s show will again include displays of framed and unframed paintings by members of the Carnoustie Arts Society, which will be for sale during the show and the Dundee and East of Scotland Embroiderers’ Guild will be promoting this contemporary art and craft. Angus Council are also staging the promotion of recycling in the district and Claire Flynn will be selling her own traditional treats, truffles and tablet.

The show is open to the public from 3 p.m. on Friday, August 16, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, August 17.

The presentation of trophies will take place at 4 p.m. on the Saturday and will be conducted by Mrs Judith Child, wife of the president of the society.

For further details contact Andrew Child, chairman, on 01382 370450.