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We’d like to thank everyone who came along to the ‘HOE! not the Show’.


Thanks to those who kindly donated their time and exhibits to create the section displays in the marquee and thanks to all the stall-holders too for adding to the buzz on the day.


And thanks too, to the The Almost Credible String Band who provided some great background music!


All of the entries in the Scarecrow Competition met the challenge superbly, but it was the “Glamorous Granny Gardener” scarecrow which eventually received the winner’s rosette.


It was a great opportunity to meet up with people we haven’t seen for months and to see so many people viewing the stalls and displays.

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HOE! not the Show


Saturday 28th August


Open-sided marquee with displays based on the most popular themes of the Annual Show.
Display of large photos in the Kirk of all the winning entries of the “virtual” Annual Show
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Updated: 26th August 2021

The Horti Committee wanted to not only commemorate the 155th Annual Show and meet Covid-19 guidance, but give an opportunity to share horticultural- related information whilst socialising safely.


So here are the fully-bloomed details of the “HOE! not the Show”. 



  1. Kirk building

  2. car park* between the Kirk and the Village Hall in Killearn.

🆕 The Wee Spuds Strathblane Primary School Allotment Group will be showing us some AMAZING horti-related stuff!


🆕 Angelene Perry, artist, showing her art


🆕 Live music from 1pm to 2.30pm!


💒 In the Kirk, 1pm–4pm, large photographs of the 50 winning entries of the “virtual” Annual Show. Find out in the Kirk who has won!

🙀 Bring your scarecrows to the back of the car park  between 11am and midday for display in the Scarecrow Competition.

🌿 The “HOE! not the Show” starts at 1pm and runs until 4pm.

🎪 Centred around an open-sided marquee in the car park with displays based on the most popular themes of the Annual Show:

— cut flowers, 

— fruit and veg, 

— pot plants, 

— floral art, 

— craftwork, 

along with a children’s section. 

🎪 Horti-related contributors stalls around the car park perimeter, including:

  • Barry Moore Bees

  • Blane Valley Allotments

  • Buchlyvie Garden Society

  • Colourful Killearn

  • G63 Hub

  • Killearn Heritage Group

  • RSPB

  • Strathendrick Stitchers

  • The Wee Spuds Strathblane Primary School Allotment Group

  • Woodland Trust.

☀️ Finally, the weather is set to look fine!


The Kirk car park will be closed from Friday morning when the marquee is being set up. It'll reopen on Saturday at 5pm.

Throughout the planning we’ve been making sure we meet the latest Covid-19 guidance from the Scottish Government so we can socialise safely on the 28th.


We encourage everyone to come along to the “HOE! not the Show” to see the stalls, displays, photos and scarecrows.

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