It's show time again folks, it soon comes around again.
It doesn't seem like 12 months since we were holding our 16th Annual
Show at Worsley Hall Garden Centre for the very first time and now our
17th is over too. Very successful it was too.
decision, last year, to step into the unknown with our Annual Show and
make it a two day show, as well as moving to a garden centre, working
in conjunction with very enthusiastic people and helpful staff of Worsley
Hall G. C., works wonderfully. After last year's initial teething problem,
like the wind, have been ironed out, but we must strive to keep improving
the setup, build on the success, for even better in the future.
This year, we were most pleasantly surprised at the numbers of visitors to our show, despite the fact the weather was rather inclement, and at one stage, we had a tremendous thunderstorm.
Worsley Hall Garden Centre are very obliging and generous, their staff most helpful indeed. The garden centre allow us to sell fuchsias, which does help our society funds. We have an understanding that we do not sell the more common varieties of hardy fuchsias and popular basket ones, but that leaves us with a lot of varieties which we can sell.
that I speak for the committee of the society, by thanking all that helped
in the preparation, staging and dismantling, for once we had plenty of
willing hands at the end, instead of the same stalwarts as in previous
years, for making the show such a success, members and committee.
I think that this is the pattern for future Fuchsia shows, to link up with a garden centre. It is mutually advantageous, bringing Fuchsia fanatics to a garden centre and the garden centre visitors seeing Fuchsias grown at their best.
GF Aug 99