Giant Sunflower Children's Competition
Get the children growing! Did you spend 50p and pick up a giant sunflower kit at the Plant Sale? If so then the kit includes compost, sunflower seeds and growing instructions. Plant the seeds and nourish the plant over the summer to be in full bloom before the Annual Flower Show on Saturday, September 7th. Then, photographs of the children with their giant sunflowers can be entered in a new section of the Flower Show Schedule with a prize for the largest sunflower grown.

~ Society Report 2018 ~

The Dollar Horticultural and Garden Club Annual Flower Show and Craft Exhibition 2018 was held on Saturday 1st September in the Burnside Hall, Dollar. It was very well supported by exhibitors with more entries this year in the Children's classes, all of a high standard.
There was also plenty to see in the flower and vegitable classes although many people had struggled with their flowers this year due to the heat wave at the start of the summer.
Photography remains a very popular section in the show with many excellent pictures submitted this time round.
A few years ago a set recipe was introduced for the baking classes and there were fifteen entries alone in this section which focused on loaves.
However, the present committee would like to encourage new people to come along and join them in the organisation and management of the show to ensure that it continues for many more years to come.
Click here for a full list of cup winners and visit the Flower Show Galleries for a photographic tour of the exhibition.
The committee are indebted to the many helpers who through their hard work make the day a great success and a community event for the town of Dollar.

Margaret Stephenson
Dollar Horticultural and Garden Club

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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