Could your fruit be a contender?

Published: 09 July 2018

Do you have fruit trees in your garden, or maybe you’re an expert at growing delicious strawberries? Why not consider showing your fruit at the Slough Horticultural Show?

We’re a town that knows its fruit. Slough is famous for its Cox’s Orange Pippins apple, first grown in 1825 by Richard Cox, a retired brewer who lived at The Lawns in Colnbrook.

If you are considering entering your prized fruit into the Slough Horticultural Show on August 18, there is still plenty of time to get your application in.

For further information on all the classes that can be entered at the show and to download a schedule and application form, go to www.slough.gov.uk/sloughshow

The Slough Horticultural Show takes place from 11am to 5pm on August 18 in Lascelles Park.

Haley Baldwin from the Slough Allotment Federation, said: “If you love growing fruit, why not enter it into the fruit classes at the show.

“There may be a prized apple or pear sitting on a branch in your garden, awaiting its starring role.

“Not so perfect fruit could make amazing animals for our children’s competition. I’m really looking forward to seeing what will be brought to show”

Cllr Rob Anderson, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: “I am thrilled by the buzz surrounding the upcoming horticultural show with so many of our local residents keen to share their green fingered tips.

“Being the proud home of the Cox Orange Pippins apple, we’re looking forward to seeing the wonderful and varied fruit produced by the people of Slough.”