The President’s welcome

The last twelve months have been another active and enjoyable year for the Society.

Once again Fergus arranged an excellent programme of speakers to inform and entertain us and even managed to include a couple of VT’s of members gardens.

Attendance continues to be good at our meetings with 50+ and new faces coming along every month. The main highlight of the year is, of course, our Flower Show in September. Last year, thanks to a splendid idea by Ian Tait, Pudsey Bear from the BBC’s Children in Need made an appearance, opened our Show and presented the prizes. We raised just over £500 for the Charity through the efforts of everyone at the Show.

The Show had a new layout and feel to it including local traders forming a Market Street down one side of the Hall. We intend to take the best bits from last year, try and improve on them and make sure our Show remains on trend. We would still appeal however for new exhibitors as none of us are getting any younger. Come along this year and see how YOU could take part.

Finally, to all the Committee, Office Bearers, members and advertisers who support us every year – A big thank you.

John Kimble

President Busby and Clarkston Horticultural Society