Although the weather wasn't perfect, with the odd shower passing by, everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves at the Clutton Flower Show on Saturday, 12th August 2023.

For an entry fee of only £2.50, there was plenty to see and do. The pride of place was most definitely the main Flower Show Marquee, which was full of wonderful exhibits, from glorious floral displays, amazing fruit and vegetables, to fantastic arts, craft and delicious cookery.

The show was opened, in the rain, by Mary Payne MBE and Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg, who is continuing on with the historic family tradition of supporting the Clutton Flower Show, which is now in its 85th year.

That's not all, there was great music, food and drink, and Mary Payne MBE, winner of several gold medals at Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Show, along with Paolo, gardening expert from Whitehall Gardening Centre, Whitchurch, held a gardening Q&A, for those who had a troublesome plant.

There was also Lucy Lost-it and Rapunzel who did a fantastic job at entertaining the children, whilst there was Clutton's Strongest, a competition for the strongest person, Somerset Morris Dancers, Radford Shire Horse, Fluffy Retreat Ferrets, Mutts and Friends Dog Show, Dog Agility, Pygmy Goats, mini fairground, classic cars and tractors, an old bus and a steam engine, it was a brilliant day.

If that wasn't enough, there were over forty stalls selling all sorts of different things, from plants to jewellery and sweets to crazy golf.

Finally a raffle with some great prizes donated by businesses and people from the surrounding area, a big thank you goes out to you too.

The show was organised by the committee members of the Clutton Horticultural Society, who couldn't have done it without the help of people from the surrounding community. A big thank you to all the helpers. Here's looking forward to next year's show which will be on Saturday, 10th August 2024, save the date in your diary.