Scare­crow gath­er­ing in Gar­dens

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There is still time to en­ter a scare­crow in the Gath­er­ing of Scarecrows at Hamil­ton Gar­dens next week.

The an­nual event hosted by the Friends of Hamil­ton Gar­dens is on Sun­day, Novem­ber 4. Bud­ding cre­ators will have the op­por­tu­nity to show­case their ef­forts among the veg­eta­bles in the Kitchen Gar­den.

Scarecrows de­signed by chil­dren, groups and fam­i­lies will be on dis­play, and this year a “grown-ups” cat­e­gory has been added so par­ents and grand­par­ents can en­ter their own cre­ations.

“The event aims to in­crease the aware­ness of our pro­duc­tive gar­dens,” Hamil­ton Gar­dens busi­ness de­vel­op­ment man­ager Tamsin Webb says.

“The Kitchen Gar­den, Herb Gar­den and Sus­tain­able Gar­den have in­spired many vis­i­tors and this event is very popular with fam­i­lies. We are look­ing for­ward to see­ing the cre­ative ef­forts from the com­mu­nity.”

Through­out the day there will be chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing the Scare­crow Trail, face paint­ing, chalk draw­ing, sun­flower plant­ing and var­i­ous food stalls.

■ En­try forms can be down­loaded from the Hamil­ton Gar­dens web­site and scarecrows can be de­liv­ered to Hamil­ton Gar­dens be­tween Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 31 and Fri­day Novem­ber 2. The pub­lic can vote for their favourite scare­crow with prize giv­ing at 2pm. The event runs from 11am to 3pm; en­try is free.

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Time to get your scare­crow to­gether and de­liv­ered to Hamil­ton Gar­dens.

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