Rain failed to dampen fair

Bishops Waltham Garden Fair 2010

Nearly 1500 people braved the rain on Sunday to visit the seventh annual Bishop’s Waltham Garden Fair, which is expected to raise over £6,500 for St John Ambulance Hampshire.

Horticultural calendar

The Garden Fair has become a firm fixture in Hampshire’s horticultural calendar and attracted a record number of stall holders this year selling plants, garden accessories and hand made crafts.

It was a lovely to see so many people turn out and support us.

Joan Ferrer
Chairman, Garden Fair Committee

Hilliers Director Andy McIndoe was on hand to provide gardening advice and to judge the best stalls – Jo's Potting Shed, of Southampton, and Plant Supports, based in Worcestershire.

Organiser Joan Ferrer said: 'It was a lovely to see so many people turn out and support both the Garden Fair and the independent nurseries and stallholders who come along each year.

'The weather was not kind to us this year but we had a long queue of people waiting to come in and a steady stream of visitors of all day.'

Music was once again provided by Cuff Billett’s New Europa Jazz Band, who strolled around the grounds.