The Fishponds Horticultural show began in 2007 and has become increasingly popular over the years. This is an opportunity for the green fingered amongst you, to select your finest blooms, your prickliest cacti, your shiniest apples and yes - your heaviest potatoes! 

But that's not all - we also have classes for floral art, photography, crafts, cookery, paintings and drawings.

We cater for all ages, with special classes for the younger children. There are challenge trophy's to be won which can be proudly displayed for a year and then defended to see if you can hang on to your title!

So - start nurturing your Nemesias, talk nicely to your tomatoes, cajole your Cactus, romance your roses and see what you can bring along on August 14th!

Full list of classes will be published nearer the time - providing there are no remaining restrictions in force to prevent us from proceeding.

Use the button below to access the schedule and entry form.

The August   Garden

Next Event: 14th August 2021
The Beechwood Centre
12:00 - 4pm

  • Continue dead-heading roses to remove faded blooms and encourage new flowers.

  • Stop applying rose fertiliser as this may encourage soft growth during Autumn.

  • Remove suckers on roses as they appear.

  • Continue mowing lawn regularly.

  • Plant Madonna lilies, Crocus and Narcissi.

  • Tie in and feed Chrysanthemums and Dahlias.

  • Continue to tie in new shoots on climbers and pinch out growing tips.

  • Take semi ripe cuttings of deciduous and evergreen shrubs for rooting in a clod frame

  • Prune shrubs like Ceanothus and lavender that have finished flowering. Shorten stems and thin out old wood.

  • Cuttings from Wisteria and Garryas can be put in compost in a propagator with bottom heat.

  • Dead head annuals and pinch back trailing plants such as ivy leafed pelargoniums if they are getting straggly.

  • Feed Purple sprouting broccoli and Brussels sprouts.

  • Water and feed runner beans and treat against blackfly if necessary.

  • Take cuttings of Bay, Lavender, Rosemary, Mint and Sage to root in a cold frame.

  • Harvest Sweetcorn cobs.

  • Prune Plum trees once harvested, removing dead, diseased, broken and crossed branches.