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FLOWER SHOW AND CRAFT EXHIBITION 2023

Saturday 2nd September 2023

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Award 2023
Dollar Horticulture & Garden Club with DIB have received their assessment from "It's Your Neighbourhood", part of Keep Scotland Beautiful, and we are delighted to report that we were given an OUTSTANDING rating.
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Some quotes from the Assessor:
"The local environment has benefitted from the work the groups carry out making Dollar a very pleasant place to visit as well as to live".
"The Memorial Garden before photos and the after witnessed at my visit show testament to the group's commitment".
"The impact of the baskets and planters on Bridge Street show the high quality of all the projects undertaken by the groups".

     Note: The Award Certificate is issued in November 2023

Plant Sale 2023
In January we sold pots of muscari and iris to our supporters, in February we sold snowdrops and then from March until May we sold perennial plants.Thanks to all your support we raised 2,738.86 for our funds. As has been our custom for many years now we have donated 1,000 of the proceeds to Strathcarron Hospice. Thanks must also go to Stuart who grows so many of our wonderful plants and to all who sow, grow and divide plants to give you, our supporters, the opportunity to keep "Dollar In Bloom".
On behalf of everyone at Strathcarron Hospice, I am writing to thank the Dollar Horticultural Club for this very generous donation of 1,000 made from the recent plant sale.
This kind donation covers the cost of caring for two patients in the Hospice for one day, So please pass on my sincere thanks to everyone who helped to make this possible.
Strathcarron Hospice is priviledged to provide
specialist care, love and support completely free of charge for patients and their families. To enable to do this we rely on charitable giving to cover the daily costs of 14.632.

Thank you for your support of Strathcarron Hospice.
 

Dollar Horticultural & Garden Club
'Your Neighbourhood 2022'

Below are your very well-deserved 2022 'Its Your Neighbourhood Certificate" and the 'Discretionary Award Certificate Congratulations!
Juliette Camburn - Community Projects Officer
www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org

                            Flower Show ~ 2022
                   Saturday, 3rd September
                        in the Burnside Hall

Well supported and well organised the 2022 Flower Show was also well attended. For details of the winning entries and Gallery pictures - PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Click here to view the following previous projects:
  • The Dollar Tulips - April 2021
  • Burnside Planting - October 2020
  • Making Things Better - September 2020
  • DHGC Virtual Flower, Craft & Produce Show 2020
    Unfortunately, with conditions imposed by the covid pandemic, it was necessary to cancel the 2020 Flower Show. Undaunted, however, a 'virtual' alternative was arranged with photographic entries submitted on-line. Open to all, near and far, it was well supported by regulars and others as set out at the link below.

    CLICK FOR HAYLEY'S BRILLIANT 2020 FLOWER SHOW VIDEO
    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE 2020 GALLERY
    A great big thank you to all the people who supported the plant sale this year. We made a fantastic 3,000. This great result has meant that we are able to send a donation of 2,000 to Strathcarron Hospice.


    DOLLAR - Nestling at the foot of the Ochils some 14 miles east of Stirling on the A91 Dollar derives its name from the Celtic language - "dolour" or sadness. It is hard to understand how such a lovely spot came to be given such an unfortunate name. There is a claim that the answer lies in a local folk tale which recounts the story of a princess who died of a broken heart in the castle there - Castle Gloom. Despite this, Castle Campbell as it now is, must surely be one of the most picturesquely situated in Scotland. Set against the splendid backdrop of the hills and accessed through Dollar Glen, a wooded valley carrying the "Burn of "Sorrow" and the "Burn of Care", it commands a panoramic view of the Devon valley and beyond to the Forth estuary and the Pentland hills. The main feature in the town itself is the renowned Dollar Academy, founded by John Mcnab in the 19th century. A co-educational boarding school it draws its students from far and wide and its elegant colonaded facade sits comfortably in the surrounding countryside.

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    Dollar Horticultural Society

    Dollar Horticultural Society as it was once known is now over 125 years old and still attracting around 150 entries to the Annual Flower Show.

    In the early years at Dollar there was a dairy section which attracted a lot of interest from the surrounding farms and estates with classes for cheese, butter and eggs. The prizes were also prestigious as can be seen from the medal* for the most points in the show which the prize winner kept for life.

    The present committee have tried to keep up to date with trends and have introduced a very popular photography class that replaced the wine class which in turn had replaced the honey class.

    The past few years have seen entries in the vegetable section increase as the interest in producing your own vegetables for the home has grown in popularity.

    If you have a suggestion for a class that you think would be popular please speak to any committee member. We are keen to see the club continue in Dollar and need your support on the day of the show and throughout the year.

    *Click to view Medal awarded 1929

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