Annual Show 2021

We have come up with a special way to commemorate the 155th Annual Show, due to the lingering Covid-19 restrictions.

 

Although there isn’t a physical Show, we are holding the Show competition online, as well as planning a Horticultural Outdoor Event — a HOE! — that meets the Covid-19 guidance so we can socialise safely. 

 

The “HOE! not the Show” will be on the afternoon of Saturday 28th August, in the car park between the Kirk and the Village Hall. Although it is still in the ‘seedling’ stage, we’ll post more about the fully-bloomed event in early August. 

While you’re waiting for the online competition to open on 1 August, a top tip is to get out in the garden and take your photos, ready to submit your entry between 1st and 15th August.

 

And don’t forget as well as sections for flowers and vegetables, we also have ones for baking, craft, artwork and horticulture.

The sections and classes will be similar to last year’s and a new, pruned down Schedule, along with the Rules, will be published here soon. 

So dates for your diary are:

  • Late July: flyers through letterboxes in Killearn.

  • Late July: Schedule here on website.

  • 1st August: entries open for Annual Show competition online.

  • Early August: Publicity for HOE!

  • 15th August: Competition closes.

  • 28th August: HOE! in Killearn | Competition results on website.

Summary:

  • We will be holding the Show online.

  • An outdoor event – “the HOE! not the Show”.

  • We’ll be putting large printed photos of the winning entries on display in the village.

  • As a bonus, first prize winners of the online Show will receive a large printed photo of their entry.

Some of last year's winning entries

From the Chair of the Society

 

“Sadly, the restrictions mean the Horticultural Society are unable to hold a physical Show, but we are planning an outdoor event that meets the Covid-19 guidance and also guarantees that we can socialise safely.

 

“Therefore, not only will we be holding the Show competition online, we’ll be putting large photos of the winning entries on display in the village and, as a bonus, first prize winners will receive a large photo of their entry..

 

“Although the restrictions mean we are unable to hold a physical Show, we are planning an outdoor event on 28th August – not the Show – in the village that meets Covid-19 guidance and guarantees we can socialise safely. Although it is still in the ‘seedling’ stage, we’ll announce a fully-bloomed event in early August.

 

“Obviously, the Horti has to consider people’s safety first and foremost and so we hope people won’t be too disappointed that we are unable to hold a building-based Show this year. But I encourage you to post your entries online, save the 28th date and make 2021 a bigger success than last year! ”

Heather Wright

KCHS Chair

25 June 2021