Get creative in time for the Slough Horticultural Show

Published: 23 July 2019

This year at the horticultural show there is a new class promoting recycling, sponsored by local business - Grundon. It’s the making something new from something old category, which promotes being environmentally friendly and recycling, and you can also be in with a chance to win the new Grundon Cup. If you are considering entering into the Slough Horticultural Show on 17 August, there is still plenty of time for you to get creative.

Another addition to the show this year is the amazing Arbor puppet sponsored by HOME Slough, who are hosting an artist as part their community festivals development program.

Arbor is an 18ft tall, part man, part tree, and tells the story of a tree pushed from his home and his fight to preserve his future. Encouraging the audience to plant and nurture their own trees, Arbor will give each person a sapling to take home, leaving a legacy that will last for generations. Arbor is an interactive walkabout performance, suitable for the entire family. Created by award-winning puppetry and theatre company, Smoking Apples.

The Slough Horticultural Show takes place from 11am to 5pm on 17 August in Lascelles Park.

Haley Baldwin, from the Slough Allotment Federation, said: “This year’s show has new categories and challenges such as the Grundon Cup – the make something new from something old category encourages residents to get creative and recycle at the same time. We are also very excited to be welcoming Arbor to the show and a great part of their act is giving out young saplings for residents to plant. We hope this year's show will encourage residents to be more environmentally friendly.”

Cllr Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “I am really looking forward to seeing all the new classes and entertainment that will be at the show this year. There is something suitable for all the family. It’s great that the show is promoting being kind to the environment as well as being in with a chance to win the Grundon Cup for your creations.

“There are so many creative categories to enter. It will be a fun filled day and you could win an award!”

For further information on all the classes that can be entered at the show and to download a schedule and application form, go to www.slough.gov.uk/sloughshow

The Slough Horticultural Show takes place from 11am to 5pm on 17 August in Lascelles Park.