6 November 2012

A gathering of scarecrows

Each year the Hamilton Gardens host a gathering of scarecrows in their kitchen garden. The scarecrows are made by anyone who wants to join the fun.

Visitors vote for their favourites, and there are winners in each category - family, school, kindergarten etc, plus an overall winner.

Next year, we are going to make one!

On the same day, the grow-at-home giant pumpkin competition is launched. You can buy seeds and seedlings, which are of a cultivar that tends to grow huge. They're inedible, I believe. It's judged in March. Some people bring their pumpkins on trailers for the weighing-in!

By late summer, the kitchen garden itself is full of enormous pumpkins.

Jack as a two-year-old visiting the kitchen garden.

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