Gardeners of the future shine

Green-fingered youngsters have been growing their gardening credentials with the help of North Sunderland and Seahouses Gardening Association.

Thursday, 13th September 2018, 12:12 pm
Barry Gardener with his son, Jack preparing to exhibit his flower arrangement at Seahouses Show

It is trying to encourage children to grow flower and vegetables so handed out pots, soil and viola and carrot seeds in readiness for the 36th annual Seahouses Show, with the help of Busy Bees Nursery, the Girls Brigade and Seahouses Primary School.

Children’s entries in the show were up to a massive 122.

Association secretary Liz Moore said: “Feedback was that the children loved their gardening projects. If we don’t introduce the youth to gardening, the tradition of village shows will die out.

“What a fabulous day we had. A huge thank you to everyone who supported us – exhibitors, visitors, judges, all our sponsors and helpers, and to Mrs Allen for letting us use Seahouses Primary School.”

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Best exhibit in the vegetable section went to Jimmy Scott with Jimmy Johnson winning the points cup. He also won best exhibit in the flowers section but Dave Trotter had the most points. Jayne Dobson had best exhibit and most points in the bakery section. In handicrafts, Dorothy Edmison gained most points.