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Bloomin’ Marvellous results

posted Jul 30, 2018, 4:50 AM by Abernethy Horticultural   [ updated Aug 1, 2018, 11:20 AM ]

The Annual In Bloom container competition took place on the only showery day of the season!!  Despite the weather this year’s entries were as good as ever and we had a bumper entry of 62.

The winners are;

Single container
1. Hazel Lowe for her marine scene container 
2 Lorna Irving for the glamorous Bertha reclining 
3 Jimmy Swan for the clever and humorous Abernethy Tower

Group of containers
1. Frank Cadger
Joint 2 Andy Duncan. 2 John Hussen

Best Street.  Ballo Braes

Best Young Shoot.  The Taits

Photos of all the entries will be on show outside the Museum from 2 August.

Container Competition 2018

posted Jun 11, 2018, 4:16 AM by Abernethy Horticultural

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Judging Saturday 28 July 2018


This year there are three separate sections in the competition – each section will be awarded a First, Second and Third prize.  The sections are:      

Most beautiful single container in the village

Most colourful and attractive arrangement of containers within a garden

Most beautiful Bloomin’ street


1   Single Container

Use any container you like – tub, window box, hanging basket, trough, barrel, bowl, box – whatever you have that you can grow something in. There are no formal requirements or strict rules as to size or what plants you can use and no particular theme. We are just looking for something Bloomin’ Marvellous.


2    Use of containers within a garden

So many of you create such a wonderful range of containers it makes it hard to single out one.  This section is therefore looking for the loveliest arrangement and use of containers to enhance your garden as a whole or your entrance.


3   Street Competition

Why not get together with your neighbours and enter for the best Street, Wynd, Road.  It need not be the whole street just a group entering together.

Calling young gardeners!

We are keen to encourage young people to enter.  There will be a special prize for the Best Under 16 Container.


Judging will take place on saturday 28 July


To enter, just complete the attached entry form   PLEASE Return it by 1 July to one of the addresses on the form.  Look out for our posters too.         

Good luck!

3rd Annual Bloomin Marvellous Competition

posted Jun 13, 2017, 9:13 AM by Abernethy Horticultural   [ updated Jun 13, 2017, 9:32 AM ]

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Create a colourful flowering container & enter it for our summer

2017 competition.   Judging Saturday 29 July.


This is our third annual competition to find the most beautiful planted container in the village.  We are also again looking for the most beautiful Bloomin’ street.


1. Container Competition

Any container will do – tub, window box, hanging basket, trough, barrel, bowl, box – whatever you have that you can grow something in. There are no formal requirements or strict rules as to size or what plants you can use and no particular theme. We just want you to create something colourful and eye-catching using whatever plants you like to brighten up your garden.


Containers should be visible from the road or pathway to make judging easier.


2. Street Competition

Why not get together with your neighbours and enter the best Street, Wynd, Road competition.  It need not be the whole street but a group entering together.


Judging will take place on the last Saturday of July and there will be first, second and third prizes. 



To enter, just complete the attached entry form or download a form from www.abernethyhorticultural.co.uk  or use the one printed in the current edition of the crier.   PLEASE Return it before the end of June to one of the addresses on the form.


All entrants will be notified in advance of precisely when judging will take place. Look out for our posters too.         Good luck!

2016 Bloomin' Marvellous Competition 30 July

posted Jul 31, 2016, 8:49 AM by Abernethy Horticultural   [ updated Aug 1, 2016, 4:48 AM ]

Abernethy Bloomin' Marvellous Container & Best Street competition 2016

This year's container competition attracted 45 gorgeous entries.  

Congratulations to all our winners:

First prize Lorna Irving from Wallflower Cottage, Back Dykes
Second Prize Gill Boardman at 5 Sutherland Crescent
Third Prize Elsa and Mike Thompson at Eastbank Cottage

We also ran a best street competition.  There were six entries and the winners are:

First prize: Ballo Braes
Second equal: Main Street and The Glebe

The entries were of a consistently high standard and the judges had a very difficult task making their final decisions.
Everyone was a winner and you can have a look by watching the slideshow or clicking on the link below to see for yourself the amazing colour and beauty of Abernethy in full Bloom!

We hope you will consider taking part again in 2017.


28th May 2016 Village Fete Plant stall

posted Jun 14, 2016, 1:25 PM by Abernethy Horticultural

Abernethy Horticultural Society and Abernethy in Bloom held their annual plant stall at the village fete.  The fete was a little earlier this year so hopefully people who bought plants will see them grow and flower or produce a good crop this year.  It has been an excellent year for Rhubarb and selling it with Sweet Cicely so they can be cooked together was a great idea.  The stall made £110.35, half of which was donated to the Williamson Hall funds.

12th May 2016 Christmas Tree lights fund – grand total reached!

posted Jun 14, 2016, 1:24 PM by Abernethy Horticultural

Thanks to the immense generosity of people in the village and special donations from local businesses ASAP and Binn Eco Park we have reached our total of £2,000.  We look forward to spending it and lighting up the garden for Christmas 2016.

7th May 2016 A very generous cheque

posted Jun 14, 2016, 1:22 PM by Abernethy Horticultural

At the relaunch Kevin Imrie, General Manager Branston and Jack our brilliant fence painter came along to present Ian Lamond, Chairman of Abernethy in Bloom with a cheque for £2,000.  This will allow us to finish all the remaining work in the garden and start new projects. We have benefitted from the generosity of Branston since we were founded in 2015 and their continuing support is a real sign of just the sort of Community spirit the In Bloom association relies on and seeks to generate.

7th May 2016 Relaunch of Nurse Peattie’s Garden

posted Jun 14, 2016, 1:21 PM by Abernethy Horticultural

About 70 people came along to the garden to celebrate its 50th birthday and revamp. Three representatives from the Queen’s Nursing Institute for Scotland to which Nurse Peattie belonged were special guests and came to cut the ribbon and reopen the garden.  The Courier wrote a lovely article which featured local residents who had been patients of or were even delivered into this world by Elizabeth Peattie.  The sun shone and the garden looked lovely.


6th May 2016 Putting up the new Sign for Nurse Peattie’s

posted Jun 14, 2016, 1:20 PM by Abernethy Horticultural

Frank Cadger and John Hussen’s superb joinery to house ceramic tiles made by Caroline Boyle has produced a lovely new sign for the garden.  It was brought round, erected by the gate and then put under wraps awaiting its unveiling.  The tiles illustrate flowers and shrubs which can be found in the garden from Spring through to Winter.

5th May 2016 The Gladstone bag

posted Jun 14, 2016, 1:15 PM by Abernethy Horticultural

No nurse could do her work without her precious black bag!  A new feature added to the garden today is a ceramic planter in the style of an old Gladstone bag.

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