The Frenchay Flower Show started with an idea from the Frenchay & Hambrook Horticultural Society in 1946, not long after the end of World War II, when food shortages and rationing were still a thing. Growing vegetables and fruit where the manicured garden lawn had once lain was essential for feeding the family.
This year we celebrate our 78th show with the same enthusiasm for growing and exhibiting. This year there are 27 trophies to be won, with over 150 classes to enter. The classes range from traditional vegetables, fruit and flowers to cakes, jams, and savoury flans. Not forgetting to mention bee-keeping, photography, arts and handicrafts, and the fantastic display of arranged cut flowers. So there is something for everyone, including 29 classes for children and local schools to enter. And this year, all entries are Free! All you have to do is submit an Entry Form in advance so that we know how many entries to expect.
One of the great pleasures of a village flower show is being able to wander in the warm afternoon sun amongst the many stalls with all manner of amusements and things to buy, and then, what better than to relax while being entertained by brass and wind bands, a fabulous cheerleaders’ display, Punch & Judy, Morris Men and the ever popular alpacas, and the equally popular cream teas, or coffee if you prefer.
This only happens because a team of dedicated and immensely talented volunteers work throughout the year and tirelessly on the day. And it’s to them that we must doff our hats and raise a rousing cheer of thanks. These wonderful people are willing to give up their free time so we can all happily enjoy this brilliant expression of a village flower show. And here comes the but. Every year we need more dedicated volunteers, so
if you think you can help in any capacity at all, whether it’s throughout the year or just on show day, please get in touch with Karen, our Show Secretary
And we must remember to thank our donors and sponsors who give so generously to help fund our flower show.
Please have a happy, safe and enjoyable day at the show.