There was good participation once again at the Aldbury Gardeners Association Annual Show held on Sunday 7th September, 2014. There were exhibits both in the Memorial Hall by the Green and in the Aldbury Club House in Toms Hill Road, where teas and cakes were served and those skilled in the domestic and culinary arts displayed their entries – a delicious assortment of prize-winning cakes, jams, chutnies and bread.
Borough Councillor, Rosemarie Hollinghurst, contributed and took a first prize for Six Fuchsias (admittedly the only entry!) and a first prize for a Single Rose, where there was the usual keen competition. She also gained some third prizes in the floral art section, but the artistic talent in the village sets a very high standard here.
Her husband and County Councillor Nick Hollinghurst also took part, being rewarded with a first prize for his Three Courgettes and a third prize for his Six Tomatoes.
Floral Art continues to thrive but it would be good to have more entries in the fruit and vegetable produce section. How about it?
There really is a friendly atmosphere among the gardeners and allotment holders in Aldbury. If you live in the village, why not contact the Parish Clerk to see if there is an allotment for you? The allotments are in a sheltered location in the centre of the village with the tree covered slopes of the Chilterns as a backdrop. The taste of homegrown produce is far superior to supermarket food and with fresh air, sun and gentle exercise, who needs to spend money going to a stuffy gym?
You can reach the Parish Clerk at [email protected]