Despite the rain and gales putting a dampener on things at this year’s Royal Cornwall Show, a number of very positive things came out of the three day event for us.
We were proud to accept a gold medal for our colour co-ordinated flower display, which encompassed a cross section of perennials and shrubs around a few larger specimens, including a Butia palm and topiary olives. We were also happy to meet some new (and old) ‘friends’ who we welcomed into our £200 prize draw, and for owner Graham, on Thursday, were pleased to meet the Duchess of Cornwall as she circulated the Flower Marquee, and chatted to stall holders!
As much as anything, we were also just glad to remain under cover for the duration of the weekend… it was touch and go for a while (certainly on the Thursday) whether the flower tent would indeed take off, or alternatively, collapse! A couple of persistent leaks at least ensured we were able to experience a little of the weather outside, inside the tent haha!
Despite visitor numbers for the show understandably being a little down on last year – almost 114,000 people down from 127,300, one thing you can always be sure of, is that the Cornish (and west-country!) folk will show resiliance and bravery in the face of the British weather we have unfortunately become so accustomed to!