Gardeners urged to enter Sandwell Show
Published on 17th July 2012
Gardeners across the Black Country were today urged to grow for show – and get their produce ready for the area’s top horticultural show at Sandwell on August Bank Holiday.
Organisers of Sandwell Horticultural Show want to get as many entries from across the Black Country and the surrounding areas for the show which attracts some of the region's top growers.
The vegetable and flower classes attract some excellent entries and Councillor Ian Jones, cabinet member for neighbourhoods is anxious to keep up the standard - and attract even more entries.
Councillor Jones said the council was extremely proud of the show - part of the free-entry Sandwell Community Show - which is the last of the council-run events in the four Black Country boroughs.
The show, which also includes classes for baking, wine, children's classes, floral art and handicraft enthusiasts.
"The show has been a big success over the years and every event is enjoyed by the many thousands of people who make their way to the horticultural tent," he said."The show tent is a big attraction where visitors can see the lovely displays," he said. "Last year we had some superb produce in all the classes."
Master gardener Dennis Turner of Wallheath said: "It is great news that Sandwell is keeping its show because it is one of the friendliest of the events we exhibit at."It is an excellent show for flowes and vegetables and I know the gardeners really appreciate the fact that Sandwell Council keep the show going," he said.
"It is always good to win a prize at Sandwell because we are up against some of the top growers in the country," he added.
Anyone interested in entering the show can get a schedule of classes from Carole Calloway on 0121 569 3440.