UK: Gifford's flower show returns for special 175th anniversary

Two county flower shows return this weekend for very special events. Gifford’s annual flower show returns for a very special anniversary this weekend. The event is one of the longest-running flower shows in Scotland and one of the country’s few remaining two-day shows.

Established in 1848 to encourage excellence in gardening through competition, the Gifford Horticultural Society continues to thrive today. The society prides itself on welcoming first-time entrants alongside experienced show veterans, with a range of flower, vegetable, and produce classes that reflect its horticultural heritage while providing something for everyone to enter.

There are also plenty of fun categories for children, as well as categories for keen crafters, knitters, photographers, artists, bakers, jam makers, flower arrangers, and producers of eggs and honey.

Roger Wilson, Gifford Horticultural Society president, said: “We’re delighted to invite people from Gifford and surrounding areas to help us celebrate 175 years of our society. “Whether you’re an expert or complete beginner, it’s great fun to enter your creations, and we hope people will join in and help us make this a flower show to remember.”


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