Get your green fingers ready – The Slough Horticultural Show returns to Lascelles Park this summer!

Published: 09 May 2019

The Slough Horticultural Show, returns to Lascelles Park this summer on 17 August from 11am – 5pm.

Following a successful first year in 2018, the Slough Allotment Federation and the council are encouraging keen gardeners and allotment holders to get growing in time for this year’s event.

There will be competitions for the best home grown produce including vegetables and flowers, and best home made items, including cakes, knitted items and clothing. For keen photographers, there will be a photography competition. There are also classes for children to enter their home grown produce and home made wares.

Schools and youth groups can take part in the challenge to create a scarecrow depicting a character from book or film.

All produce classes will be judged by professional horticultural judges which will take place earlier in the day. Best in show will be awarded at 4.30pm and there will be the opportunity to buy some of the produce that has been entered into the competitions after this time.

Entering is easy, just go to www.slough.gov.uk/sloughshow and download the schedules, pick the class(es) you would like to enter and fill out the application form. Or, you can pick up a schedule and application form from your local allotment trading hut.

In addition to the competition classes, there will be lots of entertainment on offer, including;
• Basil and crew – super cute farmyard animals
• fun fair rides
• inflatable maze
• bouncy castle
• face painting
• balloon modeler
• entertainment in the main arena
• food and drink stalls
• the Slough in Bloom tent – exhibiting floral displays
• the Grand Marquee – main judging.
For further information, email sloughhorticulturalshow@gardener.com

The show also needs volunteers to help on the day. If you are interested in volunteering, contact ian.judd@slough.gov.uk Show sponsors this year include SEGRO and Grundon.

Haley Baldwin from Slough Allotment Federation, said: “This year’s show promises to be a great family day out. We are hoping to see many entries into the Horticultural Show, and want to encourage people to enter the Upcycling section of the show where Mr Grundon will be presenting the award for the best recycled item.

The day promises to be lots of fun with entertainment and also a look back into the history of our local trading estate with SEGRO ready for their 100th anniversary year coming up. It’s free entry to the show with competition entry free for children and adult entries only 50p, so why not come along and enjoy the day with us?”

Bruce Hicks, parks officer, said: “This is a great event for all the family. If you love gardening and growing produce, why not enter one of the many classes. You could win a prize! There will be lots to see and do, so come down and join the fun on the day.”