Hundreds Turn Out For Ely’s Horticultural Show

MORE than 500 people prepared, pruned and polished their entries for the popular Ely Horticultural Show which returned at the weekend.

MORE than 500 people prepared, pruned and polished their entries for the popular Ely Horticultural Show which returned at the weekend.

Held at the Paradise Centre in Ely, the show attracted thousands of people from across the region who came to view a vast array of entries which had been lovingly grown and prepared by more than 500 different entrants. The show itself was returning for its 83rd outing.

As well as the traditional display of vegetables and flowers there was also a category for home brewed wine, handicrafts and even a children’s section.

One of the highlights of the day came in the onion category where a three kilogramme specimen was displayed. Average supermarket onions typically weigh 250 grams.

Secretary of Ely Horticultural Society, Gerald Rolfe, said: “It was a very good show. We had a lot of support from people around Ely and we had a lot of interest in particular from allotment holders this year which was nice to see.

“We had an excellent display of flowers, the best I had seen in years, and I was also very impressed with the creativity of the entrants in the children’s section, particularly the vegetable monsters.”

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