Galmpton Floral Day Sunday June 8th


After the great sucess of last years experiment to accomadate the seasonal incompatibility of Open Gardens and the Vegetable Show, of splitting Galmpton Floral Day into two, with the Open Gardens event in June ( when gardens are at their best) and Celebration of Skills days in September (when produce was more abundanat ) we decided to keep to this pattern in 2008. 


Open Gardens Day is running next Sunday June 8th with eleven Gardens open to the public between

11-00am and 5-00pm.  Admission to individual gardens is 1 at the garden gate but a Garden Passport is on sale at 2-50 that allows acces to all gardens , provides a map and description of each garden and on showing it at the Manor entitles the holder to a free dessert with any main meal on the day. The Passports are on sale now at the Galleon but on the day wil be available at The Information Desk situated outside the Manor.

In addition this year to give an extra dimension to the day we are running a Scarecrow Trail. Various members of the community, individuals, families, societies, businesses are creating and displaying scarecrows throughout the village, also from 11-00am to 5-00pm. 

To end the day we are holding a ' Words, Jazz and Folk in a summer garden' event. At 6-30pm ticket holders can bring a picnic to the Garden of 3, Manor Court and listen to the local Jazz group. At 7-45 there will be a performance of various readings interspersed by Folk music and song. In the event of inclement weather this event will be held in the Village Institute. Tickets for this are 5 but of the 60 only 3 remain unsold though if the performance is in the garden there will be a limited number on sale on the gate. This will not be the case if in the Village Hall.


On September 7th there will be the 'Celebration of Skills Day which includes four competitive Shows for adults the Village Flower Show, The Vegetable Show, The Craft Show, The Cookery Show and for children the Childrens Plant Craft Exhibition and the Fancy Dress Walkabout. All are open to villagers and outsiders alike and Cups and Certificates are there for the winning. There is a Booklet of Show Schedules out now on sale at The Galleon Stores that gives full details and entry forms for all the shows.  In addition there is the Demonstration event with lace making , cookery and woodturning, The Plant and Produce Stall, the Pantry Stall, the Mini Flower Festival in the Barn Chapel followed by Songs of Praise. There are homemade refreshments all day in the Barn Hall.   In fact a very good day out.


Galmpton Floral Days 2008

June 8th Open Gardens Day




The first, Open Gardens Day

in June was an outstanding success



about to happen on



As its name applies it is a day focusing on celebrating a range of Skills and Crafts.


Skills such as those involved in producing exhibits for the Flower, Vegetable, Craft and Cooks Open Shows or producing products for the Plant and Pantry Stalls.

Crafts such as those demonstrated in the sessions on lace making, spinning,  cookery, pole lathe woodturning and creative knot work.

Children have the opportunity to contribute in their Craft exhibition, the Fancy Dress (homemade) Walkabout and the Kids & Family Craft Workshop.

Further skills and crafts are in evidence in the Barn Chapels Mini Flower Festival and late afternoon Songs of Praise whilst pervading overall will be the creative atmosphere set by the PEG Jazz group improvising in the centre of the village. To ensure the inner man is catered for homemade Refreshments will be available all day.  


A day when all ages can be involved in

celebrating Skills


Copies of the The Programme of events  booklet are available in the Galleon Stores and the Village Salon. This gives all details of where-what-when and free entry to all Show venues and Demonstration events. If you haven't entered for the shows yet a few copies of the Booklet of Show Schedules with Entry Forms  are still available at  Galleon Stores but TAKE NOTE :


CLOSING DATE for Show Entry Forms is Friday 5th September


                                                         HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE

For more information contact:  (co-ordinator) Jill Memery






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Galmpton in pictures

Take a guided tour round our beautiful village and landscape

Gooseberry Pie Fair 03

Gooseberry Pie Fair 04

Gooseberry Pie Fair 05

Gooseberry Pie Fair 06

Gooseberry Pie Fair 07

The annual event of the Gooseberry Pie Fair held in Galmpton 08

Galmpton wildlife

In the fields around the village you can see many animals

The old Windmill
Situated on the village common and seen when driving to Brixham

The Village Hall
Used by the community and situated on Greenway Road