2021 Autumn Newsletter Return to Newletters page


On the morning of Saturday 4th September, the Village Hall threw open its doors and people from across Sarratt brought their best flowers, vegetables, fruit, handicrafts, cookery and flower arrangements (over 250 entries were displayed). The Horti Show was back! It had been two years since the last one, thanks to the pesky COVID virus. But things now seemed normal and in the afternoon many more people flocked to see how their entries had fared or just to marvel at the creativity of others.

The Hall looked fantastic and tea, coffee and cake helped everyone enjoy being together again. In the midst of it all, the results were announced and the trophies were presented by Margaret Stratford (President of Sarratt Horticultural Society).

The flower sections were won by Flo Garvey (dahlias), David Butler/Natalie Morris (roses) and Natalie Morris (other flowers). One of Flo’s dahlias was judged as the best bloom in the show. The fruit and vegetables section winner was Steven Booth with Cathy Vines‘ large tomatoes being the best fruit and vegetable exhibit.

The wonderful cookery entries led to Flo Garvey being awarded the Staughton Cup for her plum jam and Ian McClelland being declared the overall winner. Kate Soothill was the victor in the Arts and Crafts section. Marilyn Butler was the winner of the floral arrangement classes.

The future generation of Horti Show entrants was out in force with the highest number of children entering the Show for many years. The categories were hotly contested and the joint winners were Samuel McClelland, Grace Harris, Jack Harris and Marshall Cameron. The family (aggregate of adults and children) with the most points was the Rogers.

The overall Show winner with the most points across all categories was Steven Booth.

At the end of the day, folks went away happy. Perhaps they were clutching a small brown envelope containing their winnings (£1.20 for a winner, 80p for 2nd and 40p for third). Some lucky ones won a raffle prize or bought the flowers and vegetables at a bargain rate in the after show auction. But the bigger prize was returning to the normal activities of village life.


The Sarratt Horti AGM will be held in the village hall on Wednesday 13th September at 8pm.

After the formal business we will enjoy a talk by Edwin Rye plantsman extraordinaire!

Followed by wine and nibbles


The next trading stall at the Sunday Market will be on Sunday 19th September from 10am for you to buy.

Lots of plants and produce from Sarratt gardens

If you have anything that we can add to the stall to sell please bring it along to the village hall from 9.30am