Harrow in LEAF - Annual Show



Allotment Associations & Horticultural Groups in Harrow, Middlesex


Our Annual Horticultural Show and Family Fun Day:




2017 - The Harrow in LEAF 13th Horticultural & Craft Show at The Headstone Village Show

The 13th Harrow in LEAF Horticultural & Craft Show incorporating the Harrow Beekeepers Association will take place on the August Bank Holiday Monday 28th from from 12 pm to 5pm

We are now looking for people to exhibit in our 170+ Exhibit Classes covering Arts, Crafts, Cooking, Flower Arranging, Honeys, and of course Flowers and Vegetables.

There is a website dedicated to the Harrow in LEAF Show, see link below.

We encourage all of Harrow residents to get involved and to enter an exhibit, so click the following link to read our Show Schedule 2017

Please visit the following websites for full details:

The 13th Harrow in LEAF Annual Horticultural and Craft Show

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The Headstone Village Show 2017




2016 - The Harrow in LEAF 12th Horticultural & Craft Show at The Headstone Village Show

Harrow in LEAF hope to hold their 12th Annual Horticultural & Craft Show on the August Bank Holiday Monday in August 2016, from from 12 pm to 5pm at the newly renamed Headstone Museum (formerly the Harrow Museum and Heritage Centre, Headstone.)
Our Show Marquee and our Harrow Beekeeper's Marquee will be an integral part of the new event the "Headstone Village Show" run by the museum.

We shall provide an afternoon celebrating local creativity with horticultural, art and cooking exhibits whilst the Headstone Village Show will provide activities, fun and food for all the family.


The Harrow Beekeepers also present honey and arts within their own exhibition marquee.

Hopefully the Lottery funded improvements to the site will be complete and we can utilise the Great Barn again for our exhibitions.

We encourage all of Harrow residents to get involved and to enter an exhibit, so look out for our Show Schedule 2016 (usually available in first quarter of the year).

Please visit the following websites for more information:

The 12th Harrow in LEAF Annual Horticultural and Craft Show

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The Headstone Village Show 2016




2015 - The Harrow in LEAF 11th Horticultural & Craft Show

Harrow in LEAF held their 11th Annual Horticultural & Craft Show on the August Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August 2015, from from 12 pm to 5pm at the newly renamed Headstone Museum (formerly the Harrow Museum and Heritage Centre, Headstone.)
Our Show Marquee and our Harrow Beekeeper's Marquee will be an integral part of the new event the "Headstone Village Show" run by the museum.

We provided two days of horticultural, art and cooking exhibits.
The Harrow Beekeepers also presented within the main exhibition marquee.



The Headstone Museum provided a variety of fun, food and entertainment for all ages.

Entry price for the launch year of The Headstone Village Show was 1.50. As always there was ample free car parking with volunteers guiding cars to bays.

Photos from around the Show Grounds of 2015.

Photos of 2015 Harrow in LEAF and Harrow Beekeeper Winners


2014 - The Harrow in LEAF 10th Horticultural Show and Family Fun Day

Photos from around the Show Grounds of 2014.

Photos of 2014 Harrow in LEAF and Harrow Beekeeper Winners

Harrow in LEAF held their 10th Annual Horticultural & Craft Show and Family Fun Day over the August Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 24th and Monday 25th, from 12 pm to 5pm at the Harrow Museum and Heritage Centre, Headstone.
Once again we provided two days of horticultural, art and cooking exhibits plus fun and food for all the family.
The Harrow Beekeepers also presented within the main exhibition marquee.

Entry price was 2.50, whilst entry was free for under 12s. As always there was ample free car parking with volunteers guiding cars to bays.

2014 was the 450th year since the birth of the great Bard, William Shakespeare, and so our "just for fun" competition theme was to celebrate this event in any medium desired.

You can no longer download the 2014 Show Schedule, Entry Form and Pitch Booking Form below:

Harrow in Leaf - Show Schedule
Show Schedule
                  Harrow in LEAF - Guide to Showing
Entry Form
                  Harrow in Leaf - Guide to Showing
Our Guide to Showing
                  Harrow in Leaf - Pitch Booking Form
Pitch Booking



We thank our 2014 Show Schedule sponsors for their advertising, and we thank you all for your support and hope you have a successful and enjoyable time with us next year at our 10th Horticultural Show and Family Fun Day.

Download your free car sticker here (sellotape not provided, sorry)

Help us promote our 9th Harrow in LEAF Show by putting a car sticker in your car now.

To be safe please place in a position that does not restrict your view out the back window, maybe replace that existing sticker people never remove?

Harrow in Leaf - Show car sticker
1 Car Sticker
                  Harrow in Leaf - Show car sticker
3 Car Stickers
                 



2013 - The Harrow in LEAF 9th Horticultural Show and Family Fun Day

Photos from around the Show Grounds of 2013.

Photos of 2013 Harrow in LEAF and Harrow Beekeeper Winners - NOW AVAILABLE

Harrow in LEAF held their 9th Annual Horticultural Show and Family Fun Day over the August Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 25th and Monday 26th, from 12 pm to 5pm at the Harrow Museum and Heritage Centre, Headstone.
Once again we provided two days of horticultural, art and cooking exhibits plus fun and food for all the family.
The Harrow Beekeepers also presented within their exhibition marquee.

Entry price was 2.50, whilst entry was free for under 12s. There was always ample free car parking.

2013 was the 150th year of the opening of the London Underground and so our "just for fun" competition theme was to celebrate this event in any medium desired.

You can no longer download the 2013 Show Schedule, Entry Form and Pitch Booking Form below:

Harrow in Leaf - Show Schedule
Show Schedule
                  Harrow in LEAF - Guide to Showing
Entry Form
                  Harrow in Leaf - Guide to Showing
Our Guide to Showing
                  Harrow in Leaf - Guide to Showing
Pitch Booking



We thank our 2013 Show Schedule sponsors for their advertising, and we thank you all for your support and hope you have a successful and enjoyable time with us next year at our 10th Horticultural Show and Family Fun Day.

Download your free car sticker here (sellotape not provided, sorry)

Help us promote our 9th Harrow in LEAF Show by putting a car sticker in your car now.

To be safe please place in a position that does not restrict your view out the back window, maybe replace that existing sticker people never remove?

Harrow in Leaf - Show car sticker
1 Car Sticker
                  Harrow in Leaf - Show car sticker
3 Car Stickers
                 

2012 - The Harrow in LEAF 8th Horticultural Show and Family Fun Day

Harrow in LEAF held their 8th Annual Horticultural Show over the August Bank Holiday weekend on Sunday 26th and Monday 27th, from 12 pm to 5pm. Once again we were able to keep that feeling of a "Harrow Village Show" with something for everyone.

2012 was the Diamond Jubilee year of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth.
We held a one-off Diamond Jubilee Class competition open to any entry with a Diamond Jubilee theme.
Everyone that attended the show was able to cast their vote for the entry they thought best.

The prizewinner, as voted for by the public, was Judy Earl with a splendid Beeswax cast of our Queen's head.

(Pictured right: A beeswax Queen and display, click image to see details)

Queenie in Beeswax 2012

Please take a look at more pictures capturing the variety of the weekend:

Photos from around the show grounds.

Harrow in LEAF and Beekeepers prize winners with photos.



2011 - The Harrow in LEAF 7th Annual Show & Family Fun Day
Harrow Museum & Heritage Centre Harrow Museum & Heritage Centre, Pinner View, Middlesex
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This year's show was a great success with over two thousand visitors enjoying the two day event in the lovely museum grounds.
For a list of prize winners and photos click here...


Harrow's very own Queen opened our Show on the Sunday, and cast a regal eye over the exhibits.
Harrow's very own Queen opened our Show on the Sunday, and cast a regal eye over the exhibits.
Our Show Chairman, Derek Osborne, demonstrates how to pick up the heaviest marrow...
Our Show Chairman, Derek Osborne, demonstrates how to pick up the heaviest marrow...
...and tells the Queen a potato joke.
...and tells the Queen a potato joke.


Her Majesty meets one of her loyal subjects.
Her Majesty meets one of her loyal subjects.
We were delighted to have the support of the Mayor and Mayoress, accompanied by (from l to r) Bill Stephenson, leader of the Council, Gordon Cox, Chairman of Harrow in LEAF, Steven Gregory, manager of the Heritage Centre, Mrs Stephenson, and Derek Osborne
We were delighted to have the support of the Mayor and Mayoress, accompanied by (from L to R) Bill Stephenson, leader of the Council, Gordon Cox, Chairman of Harrow in LEAF, Steven Gregory, manager of the Heritage Centre, Mrs Stephenson, and Derek Osborne
A view of the amazing display in the Horticultural marquee.
A view of the amazing display in the Horticultural marquee.


The Mayor is impressed by the exhibits.
The Mayor is impressed by the exhibits.
No potato jokes this time.
No potato jokes this time.
What is it about those potatoes?
What is it about those potatoes?


The Merrydowners Morris dancers perform in a perfect setting.
The Merrydowners Morris dancers perform in a perfect setting.
Connie, the community policeman, and  the Morris dancer's horse meet the public.
Connie, the community policeman, and the Morris dancer's horse meet the public.
The flower judge takes his job very seriously...
The flower judge takes his job very seriously...


...and so do the vegetable judges...
...and so do the vegetable judges...
...but spare a thought for the wine judge (on the left) who has to taste all the wines, beers and liqueurs.
...but spare a thought for the wine judge (on the left) who has to taste all the wines, beers and liqueurs.
More photos courtesy of John Lawton.


2010 - The Harrow in LEAF 6th Horticultural Show

Harrow in LEAF held our 6th Annual Horticultural Show over the August bank holiday weekend, and had more stalls, entertainment and attractions than ever to draw in the crowds and keep them busy and happy. The show took place at the Harrow Museum and Heritage Centre, the perfect setting for a family show with a village fete atmosphere.
Apart from some blustery conditions and one downpour on Sunday, the show was blessed with good weather, particularly important when our local ‘Queen’, Mary Reynolds, opened the show on Sunday!

She toured the show with the show manager Derek Osborne, and flower girl Zoe, talking to the stall holders and enjoying the entertainment, including the band and the Indian Dance Group MYCA.

queen


dancetroupe

The exhibits in the horticultural and beekeepers marquees showed tremendously high standards of growing, gathering, craftsmanship and showmanship: and with over 100 exhibitors aged from 2 to over 80 entering over 600 exhibits, the tents provided a colourful and informative draw. As well as flowers and vegetables, the classes for cookery, painting, photography and other crafts produced some stunning displays of workmanship, and the children’s classes showcased the talents of some of the borough’s talented youngsters.

 

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Click here to look at Harrow Beekeepers website with more pictures of the beekeepers exhibits and prizewinners.
As ever, it was hard to believe that some of those models were made of beeswax.
mayor


On Monday, the Mayor, Cllr. Asad Omar (pictured left), and the leader of the Council Cllr. Bill Stephenson (Pictured right) honoured us with a visit, and spent the afternoon admiring the produce,  visiting the stalls and marquees, and chatting to stallholders and visitors. The Mayor’s charity this year is Ovarian Cancer Action. Later the Mayor presented the prizes to the Cup and Shield winners. Click here for a list and pictures of the cup- and prize-winners.

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leafstall

At the Harrow in LEAF marquee, the tombola was a big draw, and 130 people sampled the 11 varieties of tomato grown in our tomato trials. Click here to see full results of the taste test. The three cherry tomato varieties were the most popular, with Gardeners Delight a clear winner. Young visitors to the marquee could plant up a pot of cress seeds to grow at home, and could also enter a competition to guess the number of seeds in a jar.
Information was available on allotments and all matters horticultural, and several people signed up for membership. The plants for sale also proved very popular.

Other attractions for children included the bouncy castle, story telling, candyfloss and other rides, while the adults could enjoy a wide variety of craft, plant and charity stalls, including jewellery, stained glass, cards, clothes, and skin care products. Harrow Radio Society linked up to other enthusiasts around the globe, and with food to cater for every taste, there was more than enough to keep everyone happy.

(Pictured right: A beeswax mould)

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Our exit questionnaires showed that the show was an overwhelming success and produced some comments and suggestions that we hope will enable us to improve the weekend even more for next year.

Thank you all for coming and we look forward to welcoming you next year for our 7th annual show.





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