Weston Flower Show returns with competition for kids

PUBLISHED: 12:30 24 April 2015

Alex, Zak, Katie and Gareth with some flowers and wellies.

Alex, Zak, Katie and Gareth with some flowers and wellies.


CHILDREN are being invited to take part in novel competition as Weston Flower Show returns to the town centre with an aim of boosting 'pride in the beauty of the town'.

Weston Horticultural Society has launched a Plant A Welly contest to get youngsters more involved in the show.

Participants are invited to decorate a boot and use it as a plant pot, with every entrant getting a free plant or flower and a certificate.

The judging categories are separated into reception class and year one, years two to four and years five to six, with trophies for all three groups to be awarded at the flower show on August 8.

To get a free plant and enter the competition, contact Wendy Vincent at Westhaven School on 01934 632171.

Entries will need to be in by July 6 and winners will need to attend the flower show for a presentation by the town mayor.

The annual show will be held in the Town Square on August 8 with competitions, demonstrations and family activities.

The horticultural society event used to be held on the Beach Lawns but in recent few years has left the town centre altogether.

Now a new partnership between Weston Business Improvement District (BID), Weston Town Council and Weston In Bloom is bringing the event back into the heart of the town.

BID events co-ordinator Emma Lincoln said: “The flower show is also a great way to get young people interested in gardening and horticulture and to encourage volunteers to assist with In Bloom and take pride in the beauty of the town.”

This year’s show will include classes for flower arranging, vegetables and crafts as well as demonstrations and a trail around the In Bloom displays.

Show organiser Brian Airey said: “This is a great opportunity to show visitors and residents alike the skills and talents of the local Weston community. With novice and expert competitions on offer anyone can get involved so if you’re interested please get in touch.”

For more information on how to get involved contact info@wsmtcp.co.uk

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