The sun was shining for Slough Horticultural Show at Lascelles Park, after a tense week of watching the weather forecast!
The Mayor of Slough, Councillor Avtar Kaur Cheema, purchased from various stalls and had a tour of the show and competition entries on 17 August 2019. She also presented the best in show award, alongside Norman Grundon.
Basil and Crew’s mobile farm, the fun fair, and small car racing track were massive hits with younger visitors, and the Elite Drummers and Squadron Air Cadets drew in a large crowd of all ages with their arena performances.
There were lots of competitions to enter, from home grown produce and plants to baking, brewing, art, craft and photography. Competition entries were up 36 per cent on last year, with more residents becoming involved in each of the different categories.
Arbor the 18ft tall tree puppet was a popular part of the show. As well as giving three performances throughout the day, he could be found walking the park, and the subject of many selfies! As part of his main show he encouraged the audience to plant and nurture their own trees, Arbor gave each person a sapling to take home, leaving a legacy that will last for generations.
Arbor’s performance by theatre company Smoking Apples was sponsored by HOME Slough as part of their community festivals development program.
The horticultural show was a partnership between the council and the Slough Allotment Federation.
Show sponsors this year include SEGRO and Grundon.
The 2020 show is set to return in August, at a date to be confirmed.