Monday, April 29, 2013

Rock Garden Club show success in Nairn Community Centre

The event held in the Community Centre looked very busy on Saturday. This observer really enjoyed a look at the exhibits, it's a long time since I've seen such a wide variety of primulas in one place. Primulas were not the be all and end all of the show though. The show secretary David Shaw told the Gurn: 

"The club had a wonderful day and the people of Nairn must have agreed as we had so many through the door. At times the show hall was packed with visitors who all seemed amazed at the plants on show and many left with bags bulging with plants from the sales tables.
As well as local members our exhibitors came from all round Scotland, from Edinburgh to Aberdeen to Berriedale in the north. The star exhibit must have been the display from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. Trophies and awards were scattered across the country with our Berridale exhibitor taking a fair share from his first ever show. Local winners included Helen Macfarlane-Grieve, chair of the Nairn garden club and Tina Finch from Leven.
Thanks go to all our helpers and visitors, the Nairn athletic club for the catering including some super soup, Sam and the rest of the always so helpful Community Center staff, and Gurn for the extra bit of publicity mid-week."

The athletic club certainly provided good value nourishment in their cafe room, this observer benifited from a handsome, tasty cheese and tomato sandwich for £1.50 and although the cakes looked very enticing, held back. Hopefully they made a considerable sum for their efforts. The Rock Garden Club show certainly has established itself as an annual event worthy of considerable mention on Nairn's Calendar. The Community Centre too, once again demonstrating its ability to hold and manage quite large events that draw visitiors to Nairn. Images of the event here on the Gurn flickr pages. 

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