Its not as big as the Highland Show, nonetheless, we were there for a few good hours.
There were a number of companies selling organic vegetable boxes, but most of them were based in the East of Scotland. This stall was showcasing Scottish asparagus, strawberries, tomatoes.Lovely.
Some old ones. This little area had a number of tiny plots and raised beds promoting growing your own, hence edible gardens.
I picked up some seed packets from the Italian Seed Company including the beautiful mottled seeds for the Borlotti bean. I won't be growing these this year. It will be next year now as space in my garden is shrinking fast.
I hadn't seen gardening jute string in different colours before. Did I buy some? No - I already have some at home. It would be false economy.
My favourite part of the show was The Pallet Garden area. This area hosted pallet gardens designed by chidren from across Scotland, taking part in the challenge to create the best mini garden. Here are a few that made me smile.
Little Buddhas Garden. My father-in-law would like this.
Its officially Gardeners Day Off! Just ask this wee fella.
Greenhouse Garden with tiny raised beds with growing labels.
Shed and fencing made out of lolli-pop sticks.
Sleeping doll. D was not fond of this one. I loved the way the roses surrounded her.
We stopped for a pastry or two. I had this extremely large iced almond pastry. It was so huge. I ate half at the show and the other half when I got home. In fact I finished chomping it whilst I was uploading the photographs onto my blog.
Here are some iced cakes of a different kind. Lovely aren't they? However, they are not edible. You see these are candles made from soy wax, a natural and environmentally sustainable product which does not contain parabens. These are designed by The Dippool Candle Company. They also have these beautiful vintage teacup candles. What I loved about these was the fact that these were not mass produced. Each was unique, as every teacup was recycled from charity shop. I was going to pick up something from the stall on my way out of the show, but forgot with all the hustle and bustle. Maybe next time.
Many charities were at the show too, including the RSPB of which I am a member.
These handsome wings were certainly impressing folk walking by.
The sun-shine was blazing, so to take a break from the heat as well as shade, (a change from the rain) we made out way to the Floral Hall, where nurseries from across the UK where exhibiting hundreds of plants including bonsai trees, orchids, alpines, clematis, and lilies. The colours and smell were lovely, but exhibitions on vegetables was a little disappointing with only one stall showcasing prized vegetables.
In the hall were a number of food stalls too, where visitors could sample some morsels and sips. I had a few tipples of whisky flavoured with redcurrants and cranberry, and a couple of bites of Welsh cheese at this Scottish event from the Snowdonia Cheese Company.