The sun shone all day - a novelty as it has rained nearly every time I have gone previously.
Loads of stall on gardening paraphernalia, a huge marque of plants and flowers, show gardens and food stalls to taste and buy both foods and drinks
This was the first time I had not drove to the event and so it was nice to be able to sample some of the drinks - ginger beer alcoholic drink, damson gins and try some of the most tastiest sausages and cheeses.
Here are some of the gardens on show
The first photograph is the Gardener's World's garden Greenacre full of edible plants
The second again is Greenacre with the cottage garden planting. have always loved the informal planting in a cottage garden
The third photograph is Alice in biodiversity land designed by Solihull school pupils
The fourth is a peaceful garden with a waterfall and a natural feel
The fifth photograph is the footballers one - see those giant footballs!
The sixth is also the footballers garden with the large BBQ and an outdoor jacuzzi - didn't like the football theme but that jacuzzi oh yes.
The seventh is an Indian inspired garden of peace and tranquility - loved the floral petals and colours in this one.
The eighth photograph is by the children of Walmley junior school, Sutton Coldfield. Back to nature. the children were so excited and were showing their enthusiasm at the show.
The ninth and last photograph of a garden called The Growing Fit Garden. At the back is a set of kettles. Now the only reason I know this is because there is one in the middle of my living room floor at the moment. Curtsy of my oldest son. Delivered the other day and too heavy for me to lift. Still when he looses interest in it, I am sure it will make a great door stopper!!
Back to Jewels - recently added vintage jewellery and pre owned contemporary jewellery