This is my brother Nick and his son Judah. Now, this is a man who prior to recent years was rarely seen to eat a vegetable let alone grow or cook one - and yesterday he took third prize in the cake competition made with his own home-grown carrots! I sadly walked away from the flower arranging empty handed despite (IMHO) a very nice (home grown) Dahlia number ... I was beaten by Judah - my own Nephew ... I had no sway on the judges despite taking notes for them.
Come and enjoy this years Harvest Festival at the garden - anyone who came last year can tell you what a great day out it was!
11am Bring your competition entries:
* Bake a garden-themed cake or traybake (to be served at 3pm, after judgingPlease mark your container with your name, name of cake and ingredients
* Build a plant portrait: a head or face made from fruit and vegetables. Label your plant portrait with your name and age
* Make a flower arrangement on the theme of ‘What will the harvest be?’ in own container (not exceeding 75cm h x 50cm w x 50cm d)
12 noon Harvest Festival opens
Garden tours, tea and cake throughout the afternoon
* Build a head or face from vegetables to enter into our plant portrait competition
* Print a patchwork of patterns with potatoes and natural plant dyes and juices
* Make a miniature bouquet of paper collage flowers
* Sew some bunting or take away a piece to sew at home
1.30pm Cookery and tastings
2pm Live flower arranging (entries can be submitted to the competition)
3pm Competition judging
4pm Harvest Festival closes