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Taunton Flower Show officials hopeful of go-ahead
11:30am Wednesday 25th July 2012 in Taunton
TAUNTON Flower Show organisers are working to ensure the event goes ahead in Vivary Park next Friday and Saturday, August 3 and 4.
But one of the features of the show will be revised due to the wet summer.
Show chairman Bob Homeshaw said: “We’re confident we can deliver two great days’ entertainment for regular patrons and first-time visitors.
“Many activities are under canvas and precautions have been taken to ensure the integrity of Vivary Park.”
Dinah Lindon-Critchley was booked in the sunny spring – when water companies were imposing hosepipe – to share tips on growing vegetables in dry conditions.
She will now change the focus of her talk. The entertainment includes garden designers, horseback stunts, a sheep show, sea cadets, a dog display team and dog and duck display.
There will also be Robin Hood-themed activities, more than 200 traders will set out their stalls, there is a Ready, Steady, Garden contest and competitions for fine art and textile art.
Music will be provided by The York-shire Volunteers and a Salvation Army band.
And Olympics fans won’t miss out – Hatchers department store is providing television coverage of significant events from the Games.
A post-show music extravaganza featuring electric string and vocal quartet Blayz is being laid on in the big tent in the park at 8pm on Sunday, August 5.
Click here to visit Taunton Flower Show's website.