Growing interest in Cupar Flower Show

Caitlin Brown pictured with some giant marrows at last year's show. Pic: Dave Scott

Caitlin Brown pictured with some giant marrows at last year's show. Pic: Dave Scott

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Everything’s coming up roses at Cupar’s Corn Exchange next Saturday, August 22, with one of the horticultural highlights of the year.

Organisers of Cupar Flower Show are putting the finishing touches to the one-day event, which showcases some of the finest flowers, fruit and vegetables in Fife.

And although the emphasis is mainly on competitors’ green-fingered achievements, there is something for everyone, with classes in floral art, handicrafts and needlework, baking, photography, wine making and preserves.

There’s plenty to interest younger competitors too, with classes ranging from designing and painting to cookery and flower and arranging.

This year there are also special classes for local primary and nursery schools.

“It’s not too late to enter, “ said Cupar Flower Show secretary Wanda Wheelans.

“If you, your family and friends enjoy gardening why not have a go? Do you have a nice patio ornament or hanging basket, maybe a collection of flowers?

“If you grow your own fruit or vegetables, then please give consideration to entering the Cupar Flower Show, and if you’ve nothing growing in your garden, it’s not too late to bake a loaf, decorate cupcakes or a stone, or make a Christmas card or some jams.

“This is an amateur show that is open to everyone, of all ages and experience.”

The event begins with a coffee morning at 10am and will be open to the public between 11am and 6pm. The hall will be open for entries and staging of exhibits between 3pm and 10pm on Friday. To download a schedule, visit www.cuparflowershow.co.uk or for more details contact Wanda Wheelans on 01334 654648 or at secretary@cuparflowershow.co.uk.