The sunny morning of 9th August saw us load up two vans with plants and our new show stand that we had first used at Blenheim
Flower show. We appreciated the good feedback, including comments such as ” Are you a show garden?” And “Would you make us planters like yours?”
We were given a lovely corner spot near the main arena and, just as important, the hall selling teas provided by Brailes W.I.!
Brailes show is a traditional show set in the village of Brailes, just a few miles away from us, between the three hills. It takes place on the village playing fields, on the edge of the Cotswolds. Each year they have a theme and this year it was “Mardi Gras” so, with that in mind, we bought out the oranges, yellows, mixed with pinks and purples.
Our stand included a decking area from SAiGE decking (at Lower Quinton, nr. Stratford -Upon-Avon) in a dark grey. This was perfectly complimented by our fencing in Farrow and Ball “moles breath”. On this decking we had a set of corner furniture, complete with a coffee table sponsored by Wovenhill. The wooden planters were painted in again, with Farrow and Ball paint “St.Giles Blue”, which, with the plants, set it off nicely. We added a parasol to keep off the sun.
The day started off with the horse show in the morning, which attracted many of the young pony club members and their parents. Lunchtime saw the start of the show, with a traditional flower show tent with exhibitions of locally grown vegetables and flowers and many talented individuals entering classes in photography, handicrafts, art and various baking classes. The dog show was run by Rachel Hopkins, my sister-in law, and attracted a variety of owners. At least we did not add to the mix by bringing along Boris our young Dalmation!