Friday, 31 July 2009

FLOWER SHOW

We decided to go to the Gateshead Flower Show today. It is an extremely popular event but I have to confess I have never been before. So come rain or shine I was determined to go! Fortunately we awoke to a gorgeous day and headed off early to miss the traffic - without success!

Admission was £7 for adults and £3 to park which I personally think is a 'tad' expensive but nevertheless we entered the showground with high expectations and we weren't disappointed.

First stop, the cake stall!
Then, we entered the marquee displaying the floral arrangements - it was hard to pick a favourite. This arrangement was dedicated to the 1920s/1930s - very nostalgic.
In total contrast , a very modern arrangement which was one of my favorites.
The colours in this one were amazing.
There were some more unusual displays. A cacti lover's delight.

And amazingly perfect bonsai trees


The flowers were beyond beautiful. Although this sign said 'geraniums' these are in fact begonias! They were gigantic and attracted quite a crowd.

Collections of dahlias.

The smell from these lilies was so intense it took your breath away.

Even the vegetable arrangements were works of art - I was fascinated by this one in particular - where do you start?

If you live in the North East, the show is on until Sunday and is open from 10am until 5pm.
Just watch out for the insects....................

especially the flies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

Karens Hopes said...

Wow looks like you had a lovely day.
Karen