Horticultural and Produce Show 2017

Green fingered success for Bishop Auckland Town Council’s 3rd Horticultural and Produce Show

A selection of Colourful Chrysanthemums and Dahlias on display
A selection of Colourful Chrysanthemums and Dahlias on display

It was another impressive year for the show with over 400 visitors flocking into the Town Hall, while judges praised the high standard of entries during a challenging growing season for many local gardeners.

There were plenty of gorgeous blooms and impressive vegetables to look at with growers from Bishop Auckland and around the area exhibiting in the show.  With forty different categories, including everything from chrysanthemums to cauliflowers, there was plenty of scope for competitors to pick up a prize.

Thanks to Tam Mayor from Auckland Project who has been working for weeks with different groups, the children’s section was particularly busy with over 40 ‘garden in a seed tray’ entries, photographs, paintings and poems.

Those who helped to organise the show, Trevor Hogg, Joan Hogg, Chris Davidson and Liz Drake were delighted to see their hard work pay off having been preparing for a number of months.

The Mayor of Bishop Auckland Adam Zair praised the show saying:

“It was fantastic to see so many vegetable entries, beautiful flowers, children’s entries and home baked goods.”

“I am also pleased to announce that left over produce was auctioned at the end of the show, and thanks to the generosity of the exhibitors just over £250 was raised for my chosen charity the Great North Air Ambulance.”

Flowers and Vegetables that were left over were also used in an ‘Invention Test’ at St Anne’s Church as part of the ‘Encounters with Hope’ themed weekend of prayer at the church.