There was the sweet smell of success in St. Mary’s Church Hall recently during the Kirkintilloch Horticultural Society’s annual flower show.
The fragrant and colourful event, encouraging gardening since 1842, took place on Saturday 1 September and attracted crowds of about 235 people with 64 people exhibiting and taking part in competitions.
Green fingered locals brought entries for the many classes covering garden produce, flowers, pot plants, hanging baskets, baking and crafts. And there was the increasingly popular children’s section.
Provost Alan Brown was guest of honour at the show and opened proceedings. He said, “It was a huge privilege to be invited to open this fantastic event, which is now such an established part of the town’s calendar. It was clear how much work went in to pulling the spectacular show together as the hall looked fabulous.
“Congratulations to the organisers on another successful year and well done to all the winners who received prizes on the day.”
The Society’s Convener, Paul Malcolm, thanked everyone who helped make this year’s show one of the best yet. He said, “It was gratifying to see such good quality everywhere after such a challenging summer this year.”