Flower and Veg Show will be blooming lovely

FLOWER POWER ... Bill Whitehead is looking forward to the show tomorrow.
FLOWER POWER ... Bill Whitehead is looking forward to the show tomorrow.

MORE than 100 expert gardeners will see their finest green produce showcased in a blooming lovely show in South Shields tomorrow.

The South Tyneside Flower and Vegetable Show will be open to the public at Temple Park Leisure Centre, South Shields, from 10.30am to 4pm.

Some of the best growers from throughout South Tyneside, Sunderland and County Durham will be featured in the show, which is organised by South Tyneside Council and South Tyneside Flower and Vegetable Society.

Bill Whitehead, the society secretary, said: “Some of the best exhibitors in the area will be represented, and there will be total prize money of almost £3,000.

“The show is now one of the most popular in the North East, and we will have some of the best flowers and vegetables in the area on display.

“Plus, the show receives great support from gardening clubs and allotment associations throughout South Tyneside.”

John Morris, chairman of the society, said: “Once again we are pleased to offer growers a chance to show what they grow to such high standards.

“Thanks to everyone who makes the show possible.”

The flower categories in this weekend’s show include everything from asters to dahlias and from roses to gladioli, while vegetables to be judged range from leeks to broad beans and from onions to celery.

Organisers especially thanked main event sponsor Northumbria Leisure, staff from South Tyneside Council and Multi-Task Scaffolding.

For more details, call 455 4031, e-mail events@southtyneside.gov.uk or visit www.southtyneside.info

Looking ahead, the 151st Monkton Leek, Vegetable and Floral Society Show, at the Lord Nelson pub, Monkton Village, Jarrow, will be open to the public on Saturday, September 6, from 6.30pm and from 11am on Sunday and Monday, September 7 and 8.

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