Green fingered gardeners put their produce on show on Sunday at Wimblington Village Hall

Last year's Wimblington and Stonea show

Last year's Wimblington and Stonea show - Credit: Archant

GARDENERS and gardening enthusiasts are welcome to the Wimblington and Stonea horticultural show on Sunday afternoon, to show off their crops, admire other people’s efforts, and to swap seeds.

Judging at last year's Wimblington and Stonea horticultural show

Judging at last year's Wimblington and Stonea horticultural show - Credit: Archant

The show has classes for a huge variety of fruit and vegetables, as well as flowers, floral art, painting, handicrafts and honey. The show opens to spectators at 1pm.

A cookery and preserves section has cakes, cup cakes, jam, lemon curd, marmalade and pickle, and there is a prize for the best allotment.

The committee is hoping that more girls will enter the children’s classes this year, there are sections for seven years and under, and 8-13 years.

Entering the show is easy, it costs 20 pence for children’s classes and 50 pence for adult classes, and there is no residency condition. Entries can be taken to Wimblington Village Hall on Saturday between 6pm and 7pm, and on Sunday morning between 9am and 11am.


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At the seed swap, visitors can bring along commercial packets of seed or home saved seed clearly labelled. No money changes hands, and everyone can take as much seed as they need.

Liz Wright from the organising committee said: “It sounds too good to be true but it works as people only take seeds they genuinely want to try, and bring seeds they can’t use. All kinds of seeds are welcome from vegetables to ornamental. It’s a great way of recycling what you can’t use and trying some seed you might not usually buy.” Gardening magazines can also be brought along to the swap.

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To obtain a show schedule, e-mail Liz Wright, on ewright757@btinternet.com for a electronic version or phone either 01354 279546 or 01354 740912.

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