If you’re a keen gardener, make sure to head down to the annual Musselburgh Flower Show this weekend. Every year, the Musselburgh Horticultural Society organise the event to showcase the local community’s best homegrown flowers, plants, fruit, vegetables and home baking.
Held in the Brunton on Saturday 25th August 2018, the Musselburgh Flower Show is open to the public from 1pm. Entry costs £2 for adults, and is free for children and Musselburgh Horticultural Society members.
Enter the Musselburgh Flower Show
If you fancy taking part in the show, everyone is welcome to exhibit their flowers, vegetables, cakes and crafts to enter the competition and win a prize. The standard is high, but first time entrants can (and do) win, so join in the fun and have a go!
You can drop off your entries at The Brunton between 6-9pm on Friday night, or between 7-9.30am on Saturday morning.
You don’t have to be a member of the Musselburgh Horticultural Society to enter, but if you decide to join then entries to the show are free. Otherwise, entry is £1 per person, regardless of how many exhibits you submit.
You will also need to fill out an entry form, details of which can be found on the Musselburgh Horticultural Society website.
Musselburgh Flower Show Categories
Whether you’re thinking of entering or just fancy browsing the exhibits, there will lots to see at this year’s Musselburgh Flower Show. The 2018 show is bigger and better than ever, with lots of categories to choose from.
Categories in the plant and flowers section include pot plants, bonsai, cut flowers, flower arrangements, roses and fuchsias, plus there’s also awards for the best fruit (such as apples, pears, plums and figs) and vegetables (including onions, leeks, potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, turnips and broad beans).
Don’t forget the home baking categories too! There are prizes for the best bakes, including shortbread, brownies, Victoria sponge, scones and meringues, and the best homemade jam, marmalade, pickle and chutney.
As well as the more traditional categories, there are plenty of others to look out for too, such as photography, knitting, embroidery and handcrafts. There’s also a juniors section for the little ones to enter!
Visiting the Musselburgh Flower Show
If you’re not quite green fingered enough to enter this year’s show, you can still head along on Saturday to enjoy the show. It’s a great event for the whole community, and there’s plenty to see and do.
Head along to The Brunton at 1pm on Saturday to see all the entries, ready for the prize giving ceremony at 3.30pm presented by Councillor Andy Forrest.
Don’t forget to sample some of the home baking on offer while you’re there! Will you be visiting the Musselburgh Flower Show this weekend?