Watlington in Bloom

Weaving Wonder into Watlington


Posted by tjacks on August 10, 2015 at 9:05 AM Comments comments (0)


The classes are open to all ages and we hope lots of adults, children and young people will have a go. It is intended to be a celebration of the all the things we grow and all the things we make.

10.00a.m. to 12 noon All entries to be brought to The Club

12.30p.m. to 2.00p.m. Show closed for Judging

2.00p.m. to 4.00p.m. Show Open to the public

4.00p.m. Awards Ceremony for best entries in the Show

4.30p.m. to 5.30p.m. All entries to be removed from The Club. Any items left after 5.30 will be disposed of




• Entry to all classes is free.

• Entries must be grown & produced by the exhibitors

• Entries are to be brought in between 10 am and 12 noon on the day

• Entrants must ensure paper plates, jars, containers as required are brought with their entry.

• Rosettes may be given to each class but the judges decisions are final

• No responsibility is accepted for items not collected between 4.30 & 5.30 pm

• Have Fun¦¬;)

• Contact details:- [email protected] 01491 613362


Fun Classes:

Newspaper hats

Fantasy Garden. Max. 12” across

Vegetable sculpture

Magic Potion. labelled with name of potion, the ingredients & its magic powers. Judges will not need to sample these!



Frut & Vegetables:

5 Potatoes – same variety

5 beans

5 Onions

6 carrots

Bunch of mixed salad leaves

5 fresh herbs

Bunch Spinach or Chard

5 Beetroots


2 courgettes

6 Raspberries

6 Mixed Fruits

4 apples


5 Plums

Floral Classes:

Display of garden flowers and foliage

6 stems of Sweet Peas

3 Stems Phlox

1 Sunflower

6 Pansies or Violas

1 Specimen Rose

3 Mixed Roses

3 dahlias

Jam Jar garden Posy


4 Decorated cup cakes

Victoria Sponge

Homemade jam

Homemade Chutney/pickle

4 scones Savoury or sweet

3 biscuits

1 Loaf Homemade Bread

Miscellaneous (if you’ve got something not listed please bring it along)


Street Cleaning and Mansle Gardens

Posted by tjacks on July 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday 6th July meeting at the Community Office at 2-pm to do street weeding or litter picking. Alternative you could join us, same time, to do some work in Mansle Gardens.

2014 Horticultural Show a success

Posted by tjacks on July 3, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

The 2nd Watlington In Bloom Horticultural Show held on Sunday 29th June was a great success.  The 'feel' of the show was quite different from last year but very pleasant and easy going.  Overall show winner was Ian Naismith. See the photo gallery for a host of pictures including all the first prize rosettes.

Community Herb Garden Planting & Woodland Glade Planting

Posted by tjacks on April 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (2)

Community Herb Garden & Wood land Glade planting

In Mansle Gardens on Saturday 13th May we are planting a raised bed/planter with various herbs which are for the whole community of Watlington to pick as and when they wish. It would be great if when pickng herbs they pulled a couple weeds out too so it's definately a community project.  The planting along with a Woodland Glade area where the Stump and most of the Daffodils are, is being carried out by the Mansle Gardens 'It's Your Neighbourhood' Group and assisted by Watlington In Bloom.  If you can't make the planting day please at least pay a visit to Mansle gardens so you can see how it develops over the coming months and years as it starts to really live up to its name and please do help yourself to snippets of any of the herbs for your dinner table.

A Garden Evening

Posted by tjacks on March 13, 2013 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (0)

A Garden Evening

Don't miss this if you can help it. An evening for gardeners and non-gardeners alike.  Featuring a general knowledge quiz  with a gardening quirk to it.  Also raffle prizes for all and a demonstration of flower arranging and what to grow in dry shade or on chalk all accompanied by Garden themed music.