Crowds flock to sun-drenched flower fanfare

wisborough green flower fete
wisborough green flower fete

The unexpected bank holiday sunshine brought out the crowds at the renowned Wisborough Green bank holiday Fete and Flower Show.

Young and old alike flocked to the picturesque village to try their luck on the traditional sideshow stalls, peruse the vintage vehicles, take part in races, and listen to live music .

The Flower andCraft Show marquee was packed with prize-winning fruit, vegetables, flowers and crafts.

Allotment holders and gardeners had fought the summer’s inclement weather and slug invasion to produce a stunning display of produce and there were plenty of cakes baked in the cookery classes.

The photographic and craft entries and the life-size scarecrow competition were also very popular.

Helen Vause, chairman of the Wisborough Green Horticultural Society, was delighted with the day.

“It was fantastic,” she said, “we had an amazing number of entries with really high standards across the classes.”

The fun dog show held classes for every type of dog – from the ‘Most Handsome’ to those with the ‘Best Trick’.

The Midhurst-based charity Canine Partners amazed the audience with demonstrations of how the volunteer team train dogs to support people with disabilities.

Sam Cookman, chair of the Wisborough Green fete committee, said all attendees were thankful for the surprise sunshine.

“It was a great day. With the support of a great team of volunteers we put on a wonderful village event and despite the damp forecast the sun shone!

“After another successful event we look forward to being able to support a number of local good causes, including the village playground upgrade and refurbishment, a project that has been chosen to mark this historic Jubilee and Olympic year.”