Garden fair breaks records!

Andy McIndoe at Bishop's Waltham Garden Fair

The sixth annual Bishop’s Waltham Garden Fair broke all records raising well over £10,000 for St John Ambulance Hampshire.

Garden party atmosphere

Thousands of people flocked to the Palace Ruins where the sun shone all day long and there were more than 80 specialist stalls.

Hilliers Director Andy McIndoe was on hand to provide gardening advice – and there was a steady stream of questions.

It was a lovely day and the weather was wonderful. I would like to thank everyone for coming along to support us

Joan Ferrer
Chairman, Bishop's Waltham Garden Fair

Organiser Joan Ferrer said: 'It was a lovely day and the weather was wonderful.  I would like to thank everyone for coming along to support us and look forward to seeing them all again on Sunday 2 May 2010!'

The garden fair has become a major event in the annual calendar and provides a 'garden party' atmosphere for visitors.

Music was once again provided by Cuff Billett’s New Europa Jazz Band, who strolled around the grounds in stripy blazers and boater hats.

This year, Andy McIndoe judged the stands. The best garden stall was Butterfly Plants, from Cheriton, and the best non-garden stall was Hawthorn Interiors, from Bishop’s Waltham.