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Calverley Horticultural Society to hold annual show this weekend

Calverley Horticultural Society are to hold their 98th annual show this Saturday 24th August, writes Keely Bannister.

The popular show, which is sponsored this year by Palmers Plants, will be held at Calverley Methodist Church Hall from 2.30pm with prizes awarded at 4pm.

There are 105 classes for people to enter covering categories as wide ranging as vegetables and fruits, flowers, baking, honey, wines, children’s, art and photography. 

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Entries are accepted on Friday 23rd from 6pm until 9pm at the Methodist Church and in advance by special arrangement with the show secretary Beverley Smith in writing, by phone or email.

Contact details can be found on the society website.

Admission to the show is £1 for adults, free for children. All classes cost 50p to enter with a maximum cap of £5 per exhibitor. Subsequent entries thereafter for that exhibitor will be free. 

Money raised from the show will go to supporting Rodley Nature Reserve.

Calverley Horticultural Society is a community organisation whose objectives are to “encourage the furtherance of horticulture as a hobby and recreation including the promotion of social events and an annual show”.

The society runs events all year round including the recent first ever Calverley open gardens which raised £900 for a local hedgehog rescue and organises the gold rated Calverley in Bloom.

Full details of the show including rules, classes and how to enter can be found by following this link.


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