Are you ready for winter? We have everything you need from winter fuels to snow shovels There are plenty of ways to generate a vibrant and attractive garden throughout the autumn and winter Our extensive range of bird food and accessories, catering for all species. Available in larger sizes for excellent value for money A full range of seeds and propagation accessories now available, covering all aspects of growing along with our expert advice A wide range of seed potatoes and accessories are available in store, suitable for the novice container grower to the expert allotment keeper If you just want to recoup for a while, then you can relax and enjoy some winter warmers in our welcoming café or coffee shop

Are you ready for winter? We have everything you need from winter fuels to snow shovels

There are plenty of ways to generate a vibrant and attractive garden throughout the autumn and winter

Our extensive range of bird food and accessories, catering for all species. Available in larger sizes for excellent value for money

A full range of seeds and propagation accessories now available, covering all aspects of growing along with our expert advice

A wide range of seed potatoes and accessories are available in store, suitable for the novice container grower to the expert allotment keeper

If you just want to recoup for a while, then you can relax and enjoy some winter warmers in our welcoming café or coffee shop

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Horticultural Show 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                             

When the local community puts its mind to growing and showing, the results can be overwhelming.

The 2011 Woodcote Green Horticultural Show was a resounding success. With nearly 900 exhibits it not only made a fantastic day out for everyone that visited, but was also generously seasoned with dozens of rosette and prize winning entries. From jam, honey, bread and cakes to an incredible array of homegrown flowers, fruit and vegetables, the spectable of tables laden with produce was exceptional.                                        "We are completly amazed at how the show has grown," said General Manager Phil Barnden. "Our first show was fantastic, but the second show was beyond all our expectations, at one point we wern't sure if we were going to have enough room for all of the entries."

Open to Everyone

The comprehensive show handbook takes months of preparation and fettling to ensure that anyone and everyone with an interest in gardening, growing and cooking can have a go and enter a class at their level of expertise. There are classes for schools and children too. "It's really important to us not only to encourage excellence, but to give everyone a chance! If you are an experienced grower then you compete with others of the same skills, but if you are just starting out, then you are not put off by those with more knowledge" explains Phil.

Evolution

For 2012 there will be a few changes to fine-tune the format. After consultation with exhibitors there may be a few alterations to the rulebook to make things easier for everyone. The entry deadline has been changed to Tuesday 18th September to allow the staff at the garden centre a little more time to arrange the layout and make room   for what is expected to be unprecedented participation.