A POPULAR horticultural show will go ahead in Huddersfield this weekend – despite the weather.
The rain looks set to continue into the weekend and much of the planned weekend of entertainment at Greenhead Park has been cancelled.
But organisers of the Huddersfield Flower, Vegetable and Handicraft Show are determined not to let the miserable weather put a dampener on their event and have decided that it will go ahead as planned.
They hope to bring a splash of colour to the dreary backdrop with some vibrant blooms as well as a large selection on vegetables and handicrafts which will all be on display in the marquee this Saturday and Sunday.
The show will be a welcome sight to visitors to the park this weekend who will be disappointed to find that funfair and entertainment, usually held each year to coincide with the exhibition, has been cancelled due to the wet ground conditions in the park.
The popular event attracts hundreds of green-fingered locals each year and organisers hope that this year will be no exception.
Clr Liz Smaje, Kirklees Cabinet member for Leisure and Neighbourhood Services, said: “It’s a great chance to forget the wet weather and enjoy the expertise of local growers and displays ranging from floral art to children’s crafts.
“I hope local people come along and support the efforts of the exhibitors.”
Judging for the show takes place before it opens to the public. The event also incorporates the Huddersfield and District Fuschia and Geranium Society’s annual open show and the Yorkshire Gladiolus Society’s early open show.
The show will be open to the public on Saturday 1pm to 6pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4.30pm.
Admission costs 50p for adults and 20p for concessions.