Thaxted villagers turn out for Flower Show

Thaxted Gardening Show. Picture: Roger King

Thaxted Gardening Show. Picture: Roger King - Credit: Archant

With more than 600 hundred exhibits, Thaxted Flower Show at the United Reform Church, displayed produce and craftwork sewn or grown within a 10-mile radius of the town.

The show was supported by Thaxted Primary School and every child entered their handwriting. The children’s creative work was hung from ribbons strung all around the building.

Spokesman Sally Weet said: “It was a wonderful sight. The church was teeming with visitors and bursting with colour. There were exhibits of all shapes and sizes ranging from enormous pumpkins, fabulous quilted bedspreads to miniature flower arrangements, magnificent tapestry to millinery, photographs and paintings.

“There were animals made out of fruit and vegetables, Lego insects. The produce ranged from leeks as long as your arm to dahlias as big as your head to tiny cherry tomatoes.”

Mrs Weet said The Great Thaxted Bake Off was a great success with an array of decorated cup cakes, sponge cakes, pastries, jams, bread and chutneys.

She said: “The delicious smell was a delight to all the visitors. We would like to thank everyone who entered an exhibit and visited the show. We can’t do it without you and we look forward to seeing you all next year.”