Melksham's growing concern

This Is Wiltshire: Overall vegetable winner Don Hyde with giant leeks and celery Overall vegetable winner Don Hyde with giant leeks and celery

The green-fingered achievements of Melksham’s residents were celebrated at the Open Flower and Produce Show at the town’s Assembly Hall on Sunday.

The event is organised by Melksham Gardeners’ Society, and split into eight categories, including flowers, vegetables and fruit. There were around 100 classes for the public to enter, with only three being restricted to society members.

Teresa Strange, show secretary, said: “It went really well. Many people had said they might not be able to enter because of the bad weather we’ve had, but we were pleasantly surprised.

“We had lots of entries from people who weren’t experts in their field.”

There was a variety of stalls at the show featuring local groups, such as Melksham and District Beekeepers Association and the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

Melksham Town Council handed out prizes to the winners of the Melksham in Bloom awards on the day, with Aloeric Primary School winning the Most Environmentally Friendly Garden category For more information, call 01225 344408 or visit www.melks hamgardenerssociety.co.uk.

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