Society to mark 175th anniversary

Brechin Town House Museum

Brechin Town House Museum

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Brechin Horticultural Society is celebrating it’s 175th anniversary this year, and are holding a special exhibition to mark the occasion.

The exhibition, which will be held at Brechin Town House Museum, will run from September 2 to September 18.

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Society are also preparing for their annual Flower Show, which takes place in the City Hall.

The show will be open to the public on Friday, September 12, from 2 to 6 p.m. and on Saturday, September 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The trophy presentation will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, with The Lord Lieutenant of Angus, Mrs Georgiana Osborne handing over the trophies.

A spokesperson for the Society said: “For those of you who admire the dahlias, chrysanthemums and gladioli, please not that some of the prize winning blooms are available to the public for a donation after the trophy presentation and raffle draw.”

The spokesperson continued: “We are always keen to encourage new exhibitors and would stress that you do no need to be an expert to take part.

“The show and society membership is open to everyone and you need not live in Brechin to take part but even if you don’t want to exhibit, please give your support by coming to the show.

“You will be able to see what can be done with some time and effort and perhaps it might make you think about entering something next year.”

Club secretary, David Dyker, has appealed for help from any fit person in setting up and dismantling the show staging. He said: “If you can help, please come along to the back door of the city Hall at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10, and 8 a.m. on Sunday, September 14, or contact the secretary.”

For information on membership, exhibitions or further details on the show, contact David on 01356 622503 or email brechinhs@yahoo.co.uk.

Raffle prize donations are also most welcome.