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New venue as Fruit Flower and Vegetable Show returns

The YDHS had its first flower show on September 7, 1906, at the Yorkton town hall.
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Vegetable from the garden can be entered in upcoming show in Yorkton.

YORKTON - The Yorkton and District Horticultural Society is happy to be holding their Annual Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Show Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 10AM till 2PM at the Parkland Mall, Yorkton.

Yes, it’s a new venue, but the group is looking forward to holding their first live show since covid began. The last two years have been challenging, and the two hail storms this spring have set back many gardens. But members are still planning a show with what remains. They hope that guests will come out and see a variety of entries. “Entries will be down because of the hail,” said one member, “but we are excited just to be able to have a live show again.”

Another member agrees. “It’s great to be back with our first show in three years. The group is eager to return with a public show again. We are happy to be back with our first show since 2019. During the pandemic gardening became even more popular than ever. We are excited now to showcase some highlights of our gardening year so far.”

The YDHS had its first flower show on September 7, 1906, at the Yorkton town hall. It is difficult to imagine that in those challenging times of a young Yorkton, people took time out to have a flower show! But they did, and the group has been around, in various forms, since that time. The group has evolved from a group that consisted mainly of gardeners with large prairie gardens to a group that has a wide spectrum of gardeners, some with big gardens right to some with their “garden” in containers on a deck or patio. It doesn’t matter: the mandate of the group is to encourage an interest of horticulture in all forms.

Yorkton is a gardening city; if you think it isn’t, just go for a drive on a summer evening. There are so many interesting and beautiful yards! So now, here’s the question: why aren’t you great gardeners part of the group? Consider this your invitation to join the hort society: you’ll meet interesting people who share a common interest of gardening and have many chances to take part in expanding your gardening knowledge.

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