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  • Ayr & District Flower Show

It's Show Time! Get Involved.

So you've come to the show and want a slice of the action but don't know where to start? We're always on the search for more exhibitors to help fill up every surface of the show and would love to see you here next year with your own exhibits. We know it can be daunting at first but hopefully our list of tips will help persuade you for next year.


Tip 1 - Always read the Show rules and class titles carefully. This will help give you the information you need to work to - use this years schedule as a start to get your head around the variety of classes on offer ahead of the 2023 schedule being released.


Tip 2 – Start small by showing a small set of flowers, fruit or vegetables really well to ensure you have a stress free first show. If you are new to showing don’t be tempted to enter too many classes as this might overwhelm you.


Tip 3 Choose easy to grow plants to begin with as these will help you start off your growing hobby without the hard work some varieties bring.


Tip 4 – Chat to other exhibitors when your at the show. Of course you should always do some research online but you can't beat talking to the prizewinners and other keen growers at the show to gain some inside knowledge. Most will be more than willing to help out beginners who are interested.


Tip 5 The most important tip we can give you is to have fun. Growing isn't just about the two days of the show, or even the week leading up to exhibiting. It's about the sometimes year long process of growing your cutting or seed into the exhibits that are on display at the show. So don't stress and worry if things don't go perfectly, have fun with the experience.


Handy Contact Details


British Cactus & Succulent Society www.ayrcacti.org.uk


British Fuchsia Society www.thebfs.org.uk


National Vegetable Society www.nvsuk.org.uk


Royal Horticultural Society www.rhs.org.uk


Scottish Gardeners’ Forum www.scottishgardenersforum.org.uk


Scotland's Gardens Scheme www.scotlandsgardens.org


The Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society www.thecaley.org.uk


Ayr & District Flower Show www.ayranddistrictflowershow.com


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