Plant Swap

Bring your surplus plants to swap or money to buy!

A plant swap is being organised 29 April 2pm to 4pm in Coaley Village Hall to help people improve their gardens. 

A plant swap is the perfect way to thin out some extra plants you have, while getting some new ones to enjoy at the same time.

All you have to do is bring your surplus plants to the village hall in individual containers with the name written on it in a marker. Some simple instructions about how to care for the plant are helpful.

When you arrive you will be given one ticket for each plant you bring. For example if you bring 10 plants to donate, you get 10 tickets.

When everyone is ready you can use your tickets to ‘buy” the plants that you want. In this way, you get the same number of plants you donated. 

You can meet new people and share your knowledge about the various plants and have fun talking about all things gardening.

Tea and cakes will be available provided for sale by the Coaley WI to raise funds for their activities. 

When the swapping has ended any plants not wanted will be sold off to anyone who wants them to raise funds for charity. 

About the show

Coaley Produce Show was first held in 1942. It is always held on the first Saturday in September, in the Village Hall. Every household receives a copy of the schedule through their door, inviting them to exhibit in the Vegetable, Fruit, Flower or Floral Decoration classes, Home Economics, Arts and Crafts or Children's classes.

Entry forms are taken to the Village Hall on the preceding Wednesday between 5pm and 8pm. The Show is open to public viewing at 2pm on show day, followed by teas, an auction and prize-giving. Cups are awarded for the most points in each section.

The Committee also stages a Garden Challenge Cup competition. Features are changed each year and have included hanging baskets, tubs and troughs and whole gardens. Coaley is blessed with many beautiful gardens and we would encourage you to enter as gardeners value the informal chats and hints and tips received from the judges.

The AGM is held in the autumn followed by a light-hearted talk. The Committee would welcome new members, only 2 meetings per year to attend plus Show day. We are proud to have kept the Village tradition going for so long, with approx. 500 entries being staged by almost 100 people every year. Come and see.


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