Picture Gallery: Crowds flock to Gardeners’ Fair

The weekend sunshine brought the crowds out to Market Rasen Gardeners’ Fair.

The two-day event, organised by the town’s Lions group in association with Steve Penney of Waltham Herbs, saw the town’s market place packed with stalls offering something for the seasoned gardener and beginner alike.

“It went very well,” said Lions President Alastair Upton.

“It’s good to see everyone working together for the day to bring such a wonderful event to the town.

“Thank you to Peter Hickin and Felicity Turner for the music which helped create such a good atmosphere.”

As well as the stalls in the market place, there was a craft and gift fair in the Festival Hall.

And the Lions had also instigated a planter competition, which saw six schools dig in for a bid to win the Young Gardeners’ Trophy - Market Rasen, Nettleton, Legsby, Osgodby, Faldingworth and Tealby primary schools.

Steve Penney had the difficult job of picking the winner, which was Faldingworth for their scarecrow planter, with both Market Rasen and Nettleton Schools’ planters highly commended.

“The standard was extremely high and gave Steve a tough choice,” said Lion John Fox.

“The teachers and pupils at all six schools have said how they have enjoyed planning and growing their plants for the competition and in most cases, their school environment has also benefitted, with all the extra plants filling other pots and planters around the school.”