After weeks of good weather, fingers were firmly crossed that it would continue for this year’s Kilmington Fayre and Flower Show – and the hopes were well and truly fulfilled when the day dawned bright and sunny. The new team of volunteers, assembled following an appeal earlier in the year, did a great job of organising the Fayre on the field behind the Village Hall, while the Gardening Club committee members organised the Flower Show displays both in the marquee and the hall.
Exhibitors of the fruit, vegetable and flower classes worried that the hot, dry conditions we had experienced would affect their entries, but there were 111 vegetable entries this year, with runner beans being the largest class. In the flower category, entries were up 11 on last year, with roses & agapanthus thriving best this year in Kilmington gardens.
The cookery, preserves, wine and beer, handicrafts, art and photography were shown to great effect in the village hall. Photos of some of the exhibits are shown here and you can find a list of the cup winners and more photos on the Show page as well as on the Kids’ Corner.