Flower Show on the up!

Mayor Carole Reid attends Knaresborough Horticultural Societies Flower Show .
Mayor Carole Reid attends Knaresborough Horticultural Societies Flower Show .

Knaresborough Horticultural Society held their annual flower show at the weekend, which organisers say has grown in popularity in recent years.

The event was opened by the Mayor of Knaresborough Carole Reid, and MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough Andrew Jones attended the event at the Gracious Street Communtiy Centre.

Mike Prest, chairman of the Knaresborough Horticultural Society which dates back to 1850, confirmed that the number of entries had increased this year.

“Around50 people entered this year which is more than the last few years,” he said.

“The last few years the bad weather has perhaps stopped people from exhibiting. The standards in the various classes this year was excellent.”

Vice chairman Terry Maude said: “There was a greater number of exhibitors this year and think that is because more and more people are realising the benefits of growing their own produce and there is a great feeling of community at the same time.”

The Horticultural Society are now preparing for their late show which is held at Countryside live at the Great Yorkshire Showground on October 19 and 20.

The group will also have a stand at the Autumn Flower Show on September 13 to 15 again at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Mr Prest admitted that the Knaresborough show was his favourite of the Society’s events.

He said: “We get a lot more entries from people from all over Yorkshire for the late show, but I like the cosy feel of the Knaresborough show.”