Fun day out at horticultural show

Horticultural show produceAll the family can get involved and enter something into the Slough Horticultural Show, which returns in August.

The council and Slough Allotment Federation have teamed up again to put on the show in Lascelles Park on Saturday 17 August, from 11am-5pm.

There will be competitions for the best home grown produce including vegetables and flowers, and best home made items, including cakes, knitted items and clothing. For keen photographers, there will be a photography competition, with winning photographs making it into the Love Slough Parks 2020 calendar.

Children can enter their home grown produce and home made wares and schools and youth groups can take part in the challenge to create a scarecrow depicting a character from book or film.

In addition to the competition classes, there will be lots of entertainment on offer, including:Horticultural show

  • Basil and crew – super cute farmyard animals
  • fun fair rides
  • inflatable maze
  • bouncy castle
  • face painting
  • balloon modeller
  • entertainment in the main arena
  • food and drink stalls
  • the Slough in Bloom tent – exhibiting floral displays
  • the Grand Marquee – main judging.

Haley Baldwin, from Slough Allotment Federation, said: “This year’s show promises to be a great family day out. We are hoping to see many entries into the Horticultural Show, and want to encourage people to enter the Upcycling section of the show where Mr Grundon will be presenting the award for the best recycled item.

“The day promises to be lots of fun with entertainment and also a look back into the history of our local trading estate with SEGRO ready for their 100th anniversary year coming up. It’s free entry to the show with competition entry free for children and adult entries only 50p, so why not come along and enjoy the day with us?”

Bruce Hicks, the council’s parks officer, said: “This is a great event for all the family. If you love gardening and growing produce, why not enter one of the many classes? You could win a prize! There will be lots to see and do, so come down and join the fun on the day.”

Show sponsors this year include SEGRO and Grundon.

Visit the council's website to download the schedules, pick the class(es) you would like to enter and fill out the application form. Or, you can pick up a schedule and application form from your local allotment trading hut.

For more information, email

The show also needs volunteers to help on the day. If you are interested in volunteering, email


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