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Crowds enjoy garden show return

Monday, April 29, 2013 - 10:14

THOUSANDS of visitors flocked to the sixth annual Isle of Wight Spring Garden Show at Robin Hill Adventure Park and Gardens at the weekend.
Show-goers were treated to a great mix of exhibitors and entertainment, with highlights including the mad Chilli Cook Off — won by County Press editor Alan Marriott — the Wightlink Floral Marquee, where John Trott of Mendip Bonsai defended his crown from 2011 and the Chainsaw Carving Championships, won by Ant Beetlestone with his sculpture 'Wandering Bear.’
It was a welcome return for the event, which had to be cancelled last year due to bad weather.
Bestival’s Rob and Josie da Bank were guest gnome chiefs, in charge of judging the 'Pimp a Gnome’ competition, in aid of the garden show’s nominated charity, the Earl Mountbatten Hospice.
Foodies enjoyed chefs cooking up mouth-watering recipes in the Southern Co-Operative’s Food Theatre, including special guest, Oliver Stephens, from the Priory Bay Hotel.
Meanwhile, BBC 2’s new Food & Drink presenter Kate Goodman was special guest at the World of Wine exhibition, hosting wine masterclasses over both days.
The show was sponsored by Wightlink with Isle of Wight County Press, the Southern Co-operative, Coast & Country Marquees and Isle of Wight Radio associate event partners.
• See the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, May 3, for full coverage.

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