Cromar & District Horticultural & Industrial Society

Cromar and District Horticultural and Industrial Society Open Show August 2020


Unfortunately, due to the ongoing situation with Covid-19, the committee have made the difficult decision to cancel not only the Plant Sale this year but also the Open Show in August 2020. We hope that all our members stay safe and healthy and look forward to welcoming you back to the 2021 Show.

News Flash!

Amateur Garden Results 2020

An amazing day of sunshine offered the perfect opportunity for competitors to display their gardens this year. And with ‘lockdown gardens’ at their best, it was a fabulous array of garden design, cottage gardens, flowers, plants and veggies. Thank you to all gardeners for sharing your wonderful gardens with us! The judges were impressed by all the gardens and special ‘Very Highly Commended’ awards go to George Cumming, Alford, for his fine lawn and George and Evelyne Baikie for their fantastic range of cut flowers. The Society’s thanks go to our judges, Stephen McCallum and Stuart Pittendreigh, from the MacRobert Trust, Douneside, Tarland. See below for the detailed results.

More News! Tattie Challenge to go ahead. Click on the button below for more info.

Great Tattie Challenge – Weigh-in: Saturday 22nd August Tarland Community Garden Car Park

Our annual Open Show. Entry £3 (18 and under free) See the schedule below for details.

The 2020 classes will be carried forward into 2021, so you can get planning to win that trophy next year.

The Cromar and District Horticultural Society (Scottish Charity No. SC023060) was founded to promote an interest in horticulture and rural handicrafts in the community. The highlight of its calendar is the annual Flower Show, held in the MacRobert Hall, Tarland, on the second Saturday in August.

A Plant and Produce Sale is held in May each year to raise funds to support Society events. Cancelled for 2020

Occasional Social Evenings provide an opportunity to learn more about showing garden produce, wine and preserves, baking and crafts.

Mr Marcus Humphrey is the Society’s President. A small committee carries out Society business. Volunteers to serve on the committee or simply to help on Show day or at the Plant Sale are always welcome.

Committee Members

New committee members are formally elected at the AGM but if you would like to find out more about committee membership please contact one of the members listed below at any time and come along to a meeting.

If you prefer not to join the committee but have an interest in the Society then why not consider volunteering for specific tasks? Volunteers can assist in many ways and are very welcome to the Society. Assistance in setting up for the Flower Show and Plant Sale and dismantling the stalls afterwards is always appreciated whilst there are a host of other tasks including: serving on the plant sale stalls; serving teas; washing up; selling raffle tickets at the door on Show day; general dogsbody on Show day; distributing posters.

Being a committee member or volunteer is not onerous and in fact is great fun. Gardening knowledge is not essential for either role; you just need to have lots of enthusiasm. Committee members attend only three or four meetings each year to organise the Plant Sale and Flower Show. Volunteers are needed mainly at the Plant Sale and on Show Day. The success of these events provides a great sense of satisfaction to all involved.

History of the Society

The committee has begun a new venture to document the history of the Society. We have few records and should be most grateful if anyone with memories or photographs of past Flower Shows or other events would share them with us. Photographs or documents would be copied and returned. Please contact any of the committee members or bring items to the plant sale or to the Flower Show.

For information about the Society and its events please contact any of the committee members:

Chairman: Mr Bob Joseph 
Business Secretary: Mrs Jan Joseph (013398) 86185
Show Secretary: Mrs Liz Cooper (013398) 81010
Treasurer: Mr Jim Campbell
Industrial Section Convenor: Mrs Jess Gibb
Children’s Convenor Mrs Jane Gill

The next Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held in the MacRobert Hall at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 18th November 2020. All welcome.