The 117th Kippen Flower show took place on the afternoon of Sunday 19th of August. Despite the difficulties of growing fruit and vegetables presented by the uncharacteristically hot dry summer this year, the good residents of Kippen and the surrounding villages did us proud with their entries.
Best in show
This, combined with the crafts and preserves/baking sections, provided a wonderful country living feel to the village hall for everyone who attended. The garden competition wasn’t as full this year as last – but the judges were delighted to meet many of the entrants, each of whom took a real pride in presenting their gardens. It would be a real treat to see more entries next year, particularly from the younger villagers – keep your eyes peeled for a new children’s gardening competition next year.
Special mention to Shona and the wonderful ladies from Rhubarb and Lime who, in the absence of enough volunteers to help, very kindly kept the show on the road by running the cafe this year. Many thanks also go to Winnie, for making the 117th Kippen Flower Show her final copy for the Stirling Observer. Please consider joining the organising group or helping in any way you can to ensure that we have a 118th Flower Show. Your village needs you!
First Prize for the Kippen Flower Show Garden went to Joanne and Stuart Baker for their colourful back garden; second prize went to Robert Armstrong and third prize to George and Betty Johnston.
The judges decided that a special award should go to Caitlin and Emily Girvan (4
years of age) for Emily’s first attempt at gardening complete with potted apple