In appreciation of the contribution Dollar Horticultural & Garden Club has made throughout 2020 the Executive of "Beautiful Scotland and Itís Your Neighbourhood" are pleased to award the attached Certificate of Recognition.    Click here to view.

Burnside Planting
31 October 2020
Despite the weather and thanks to our willing volunteers Saturday 31st October 2020 proved a very successful day spent planting bulbs of croci and narcissi along the burnside at Dollar.
A video of their efforts is available by way of the Facebook link on the left or
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DHGC Virtual Flower, Craft & Produce Show 2020

Unfortunately, with the continuing conditions imposed by the ongoing covid pandemic, it was necessary to cancel the 2020 Flower Show planned to be held at the Burnside Hall on 5th September. 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.

Images plus the accompanying video from the virtual show are now
available for viewing on this website as well as being shared via Social Media



Although the Plant Sale set for the weekend of 23rd/24th May at was also cancelled arrangements were made for the use of outside pop up stalls during the Spring for the display of plants for sale. With thanks to those who took advantage of this there was was an amazing record return.
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Making things Better!
Volunteers working with the Dollar Horticulure & Garden Club have spent many hours over the summer seeking to improve neglected areas of the town and inject some colour into them as well as adding plants to attract insects and bees. An example pictured below is the High Street plot ~ before and after ~ work indeed greatly appreciated by locals over the past few months.

With effect from 2020 the operation and management of Dollar Gardens has been taken over by the Dollar Community Development Trust. Originally planned for the weekend of 23rd/24th May it is disappointing that in view of the ongoing covid 19 crisis the gardens couldn't be opened this year. However, the Trust has put together a fantastic series of short films to record a number of "virtual" visits to these gardens. Click here to enjoy.

Chairperson's Report 2018/2019
I would like to thank all the committee members for their support over the last year.
The plant sale in May was a very successful event and we had sold out by 11 am. Thanks to Lois for preparing 50 sunflower packs and Florence for selling them on the day. It was unfortunate that we didnít get 50 photos of the sunflowers at the show.
As we had sufficient cash in the funds, we used Central Peripherals for all the printing required for the show and now have sufficient class tickets for a few years. Also, Central Peripherals now have templates for all the printing requirements. We had 200 schedules printed but this number was not reflected in the number of entries for the show. Unfortunately, the two mornings that we had set aside for show hints on Bridge Street did not enjoy great weather and we had very few enquiries.
Show weekend was as always very busy, thanks to all the helpers, young and old, who efficiently set up the hall and marquee on Friday night and reversed the process on Saturday. The weather was not kind to us on the days before the show and this was reflected in the number of flower and vegetable entries. Notes were taken by several of the committee at the show and we will discuss these findings as we plan for next yearís event.
This year we have successfully raised our profile within the town by the use of Facebook and reminded people that we are here. We have helped out with several projects in conjunction with Dollar In Bloom and the Townscape committee of DCDT, namely the Memorial Gardens planting, the planters on Bridge Street and the path leading from the Health Centre. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to these events.
Click here for a full list of cup winners and visit the Flower Show Galleries for a photographic tour of the exhibition.

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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