Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


We warmly invite you to come along to Abernethy Horticultural Society’s Eighth Annual Garden Day on Saturday 17th September from 2pm-4pm at the Williamson Hall. All money raised on the day will go towards projects being undertaken by the Horticultural Society and Abernethy In Bloom to enhance the village environs, including the roadside planting boxes and upkeep of the newly renovated Nurse Peattie’s Garden. All the old favourite stalls will be back again with plants for sale, local produce to buy and taste, raffle, seed swap, bottle stall, activities/games for children and much more. Also back again are our ever popular Best in Village Prize Competitions.

The categories this year are:

1. Late summer flower arrangement.

2. Jar of jam or preserve.

3. Jar of pickle or chutney.

4. Cake incorporating fruit or vegetables.

5. Fruit or vegetable based beverage/cordial (alcohol-free).

6. Fruit or vegetable based beverage/cordial (with alcohol).

There are also year-grouped competitions for children:

Year groups : toddlers-nursery, p1-p2

1. Make a potato print picture.

2. Create a miniature garden.

Year groups : p3-p4, p5-p7, secondary

1. Make an Olympic athlete from a potato (or other veg/fruit).

2. Create a miniature garden.

The competitions are open to all so why not give it a go? Please bring your entries to the hall on the morning of the 17th between 10.00 and 11.30am. Entrance to Garden Day is £2.50 for adults, which includes tea/coffee and a choice from a selection of cakes and bakes. Entrance is free for children.  Join the society or renew your annual membership on the day and your entrance fee will be counted towards this.

If you would like to help out with Garden Day there will be an open meeting for any volunteers on Monday 22nd August at 7.30pm at Session House at the Church.  We would also be very grateful for any donations you can make for the various stalls or raffle prizes. Notices of when and where to bring donations will be posted nearer the time on our website - www.abernethyhorticultural.co.uk - and on the village notice board, alternatively please get in touch by email at abernethyhorticultural@googlemail.com

We look forward to seeing you at the Williamson Hall on September 17th!

Abernethy Horticultural Society