Month: June 2023

2023 Foxton Village Show – draft programme

This year’s Village Show will be held on Saturday 9th September 2023 and our preliminary programme is now available to download here. The Village Show is the highlight of the FGA calendar and always promises to be a fantastic afternoon.

We also encourage everyone in Foxton to get involved and enter exhibits for the show. There are over 100 categories to enter spread across 9 sections covering all manner of cultivation, cookery and crafting: Vegetables, Flowers, Fruits, Flower Exhibits, Pot Plant & Speciality, Homemade Produce, Photography, Crafts, Young Foxton.

With just over 10 weeks to go, it’s time to get planning!

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Monthly news, July 2023

Plant Sale and Swap
Once again we were blessed with a lovely morning for the annual plant sale and swap on Sunday 21st May 2023. Lots of plants bought, swapped and sold and plenty of cakes, books and produce were sold. Many enjoyed fresh scones, a drink and chatting to friends both inside and out. Thank you to all who supported the event.

2023 Best Kept Front Garden Competition
The preliminary judging for the best front garden competition will be done by the FGA committee over the next few weeks. We are delighted that Peter Jackson from Scotsdales will be joining us on Wednesday 12th July 2023 to judge the shortlisted gardens and select the winner. The Foxton resident with best kept front garden will be awarded the Mark Howard Memorial Cup at the Village Show in September.

2023 Village Show
This year’s Village Show will be on Saturday 9th September 2023. In August, every house in the village will receive a copy of the show schedule. We do hope as many as possible will enter (even if only 1 item!) and come along to view the show in the afternoon. Stay tuned for more news about the 2023 show!

Return of cups
If you won a cup, or cups, at last year’s show, please can you return them by the end of July in order for them to be engraved. Please give them to Ian Constable, or contact us, if you have any questions.

Tips and hints for July
1. Deadhead flowers as they fade.
2. Divide bearded irises.
3. Layer and take cuttings from carnations and pinks.
4. Take semi ripe cuttings from shrubs.

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2023 Foxton Open Gardens, Sunday 25th June 2023

We are delighted to announce that our Open Gardens event will be returning after several years’ absence and will take place next Sunday 25th June 2023 from 1-5.30pm. Sixteen locations, representing the full diversity of the village’s flora and fauna, will be open to ticketholders. 

Programmes (admitting you to all Open Gardens, the Dovecot and Meadow, Foxton Allotments, and Foxton Orchard) are currently on sale now in the Foxton Village Shop and can be purchased at St Laurence church on Sunday from 1pm: 

Adults: £3

Children 13 or under: FREE

Our younger visitors are also encouraged to take part in the Great Bee Hunt Challenge. Will you find the three wooden yellow bees hidden in each garden?

Tea and cake will be available at St Laurence Church from 2-5pm.

As usual all profits raised will be going to charity. This year, these will be split between the Woodland Trust (celebrating its 50th year) and Cambridge Sustainable Food.

Please do come along, have a stroll around the village admiring the gardens and enjoy some refreshments!

Download a copy of the poster here.

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