Flower show returns

ORGANISERS of the Frenchay Flower Show say this year’s event will be “bigger and more exciting than ever”.

The show takes place on Frenchay Common on Saturday July 15, from 12.30 to 5pm.

It will include more than 200 competition classes for flowers, fruit, vegetables, art and photographs, with a special children’s section – and all entries are free this year.

A new class has been created this year for ‘free-from’ foods, made without ingredients that can cause allergies, such as gluten, dairy, sugar or nuts.

Show Secretary Karen Morrison said: “Frenchay Flower Show may be one of the first flower shows in the UK to have a “free-from” competition class.

“So how will we judge it? For this year only, the judges will choose winners based on the two criteria of presentation and taste.”

Away from the competition marquee the shows “traditional favourites” will all be present, from WI cream teas, a brass band, wind band, cheerleaders and morris dancers to a Punch and Judy show, classic cars and alpacas.

Karen added: “If this isn’t enough to whet the appetite then there will be plenty of food stalls selling tasty treats, from pancakes, pizzas, BBQ burgers, ice creams to coffee and cakes, and over sixty stalls selling plants, crafts and gifts.”

Entry to the show costs £4 for adults, with children under 16 free.

Payment on the gate can be made by card or cash, although organisers recommend bringing cash for some of the stalls and entertainments.

For details of the competition classes and how to enter, visit the show website at www.frenchayflowershow.com.