Calling all green fingered children!

Published: 26 June 2018

The Slough Allotment Federation is calling all schools, nurseries, children’s centres and youth groups to get involved in the Slough Horticultural Show by creating a scarecrow that depicts a child’s film or book character.

The scarecrow can be made using any materials and should be brought along to the show on August 18 for judging at Lascelles Park.

There are lots of other classes for children to enter too, including horticulture, floral art, cookery, arts and crafts and photography.

To download a full junior schedule, go to or call 07467 940893.

And, to get children in the gardening mood, the council has been giving out free sunflower seeds.

To get your free seeds, email

Cllr Rob Anderson, cabinet member for environment and leisure, said: “There really is something for everyone at the Slough Horticultural Show, and it promises to be a great day out.

“I really can’t wait to see all the fantastic scarecrows and am looking forward to guessing what book or film they are from!”

Haley Baldwin, Slough Allotment Federation, said: “We have some really good classes in the junior section.

“I’m really looking forward to seeing some animals made of fruit and vegetables and look forward to seeing all the miniature gardens in seed trays. All child entries are free, and they could also win a prize.”