Plant sale to showcase the best of Angus

ENTHUSIASTIC Forfar gardener Eleanor Gledhill is leading the way in an exciting project which could see local gardens bloom with the very best of Angus produce.

Eleanor, who cultivated the Forfar and District Garden Club a year past September, is now nurturing a dream of bringing together growers from throughout Angus to sell their hardy wares to fellow gardening enthusiasts at a unique event in Forfar next month.

She is encouraging any grower, from the serious green-fingered expert to the hobby gardener, to contact her with the view of taking a sales table at the event in the Myre park on Saturday, May 28,

The social event will bring together like-minded individuals who simply enjoy growing plants and who will be able to share their gardening knowledge with the public, and each other.

Eleanor, whose two acre garden on the outskirts of Forfar opened to the public last year under the Scotland Gardens Scheme said: “This is going to be a ‘mega’ event - the more growers we have, the merrier!”

“We will have local plant growers with everything from tomatoes and trees to perennials and bedding plants- everything we can get. There is only one rule - it has to be grown in Angus.”

There has already been a good response with a mixture of community groups, rurals and individual growers taking tables - but Eleanor wants to hear from more.

She added: “The whole idea is to explain to the general public that stuff grown here is suited to the area. Sometimes you can buy plants which have never been hardened off to our weather conditions, they have never felt a breath of wind or met Jack Frost!”.

Sales tables can be booked, at a minimal charge to cover liability insurance, by contacting Eleanor on (01307) 469090 or e-mail craichie@aol.com

The event will run from 9.30 to 12 noon but tables need to be booked in advance.