2016 Garden Competition

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Winning small garden 2015 owned by Joan Regan

Although the evenings are still not frost free and we have had the odd snow shower it is officially Spring –  the time to think about entering this year’s Melplash Agricultural Society’s garden competition.  The Society’s annual garden and allotment competition is the most prestigious amateur garden competition in the area.  It is a unique opportunity for local residents to be rewarded for their creative skills and passion for gardening.   The competition is open to everyone who lives within a 12 mile radius of Melplash Village Church.    Gardens and allotments of any size can be entered.  There are prizes for the best large, medium and small garden, the best allotment as well as an overall winner.   The only stipulation is that a gardener is not employed for more than 8 hours per week.

The closing date for the competition is Wednesday 15th June.   Judging takes place on  Tuesday and Wednesday 21st and 22nd June 2016.  Winners of each category will receive a cup and Grove vouchers.   Prizes will be presented at the Melplash Show on Thursday 25th August.  The Judges this year are last year’s overall winner and best medium garden,  Mrs Jane Pinkster from  Beaminster  and the allotment winner, Mr John Studley from Hinton St George.

“The Society’s garden competition, now in its 23rd year, has been a great success since its inception.  You don’t need to be an expert gardener to enter or even need a big garden as it is all about how well you use the space that you have.  It is open to everyone.   If you are proud of what you have achieved please do seriously think about entering and get recognised for your hard work and horticultural talents”  said Horticultural Section Chairman,  Peter Yeates.

If you live within a 12 mile radius of Melplash Church and have a garden or allotment that you are proud of then why not take part in our annual competition.  A great opportunity to get some recognition for your hard work and Groves vouchers will be presented to the winners of each category; Best Small, Medium or Large garden and Best Allotment.  Judging takes place on Tuesday & Wednesday 21st & 22nd June 2016 and prizes will be presented at the Melplash Show on Thursday 25th August.  Please click here to download an entry form.