Slough Horticultural Show – next Saturday!

Published: 08 August 2019

Spend the afternoon at the Slough Horticultural Show next Saturday (17 August) in Lascelles Park, between 11am and 5pm. With a packed entertainment schedule and bouncy castles, fun fair rides, and a mobile farm to keep the little ones amused it’s the perfect afternoon out.

You still have time to enter the many competitions for the best home grown produce including vegetables and flowers, and best home made items, including cakes, knitted items and clothing, or for keen photographers, there is 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 that depicts a child’s film or book character. The scarecrow can be made using any materials and should be brought along on the day for judging.

All produce classes will be judged by professional horticultural judges which will take place earlier in the day. In addition to the competition classes, there is lots of entertainment on offer, including;

• Basil and crew – super cute farmyard animals
• fun fair rides
• colour maze
• bouncy castle
• Arbor the 18ft tree puppet
• land train
• Pierce Arrow (Grundon)
• entertainment in the main arena from local groups including Datchet Border Morris, British Airways Brass Band, Michelle B, 153 Slough RAF Air Cadets, Kickfit Martial Arts demo team, Elite Drummers, and Solid steel acoustic trio (steel band).

Car parking is available at Lascelles Park, but visitors are advised to travel by public transport or walk where possible.

Cllr Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “I can’t wait to see not only what residents have entered into the show, but the varied entertainment for all the family as well. This looks to be another fantastic community event building on last year’s show, so pop along and join us for the afternoon on the 17 August.”

For further information and entry forms, email sloughhorticulturalshow@gardener.com or visit www.slough.gov.uk/sloughshow