Rural – Jersey Country Life Magazine

Spring Time In Jersey – With The Royal Jersey Agricultural And Horticultural Society

IN common with so many other events planned for this spring and early summer, the ‘Summer Country Fair’ of the RJA&HS  – due to take place on 13 and 14 June – has also been cancelled,  in light of the current and ongoing restrictions issued by the Island government.

This follows the cancellation of the society’s Spring Flower Show earlier in March.

As a result of this cancellation, the society received a suggestion from a member about holding a ‘virtual’ flower show, using the society website and its social media platform. After some discussion, officers of the society decided to take this idea to another level: they have come up with the following idea of showing photographs and video footage of all that is good in our gardens, allotments and on our farms across our Island, celebrating Jersey in Spring time.

It is asking members to get involved by sending in photographs or video footage of the following:

* Exhibits you planned to enter into the Spring Flower Show

* Garden, patio, window box, pots and planters showing Spring flowers blossom – trees and shrubs

* Flowers and plants in your greenhouse or indoors

* Seedlings ready to plant out

* Your allotment and what you are growing

* Our young people involved in growing

* Baking

* Aspects of Jersey Agriculture 

* Cows in the field

* Cows being milked / on the farm

* Potato planting

* Early harvesting

*Vegetable processing

* Picking daffodils

* Harvesting from the sea – oysters

These are only some ideas and they urge people to be creative.

The society’s horticultural secretary, Rachelle Robinson, said: ‘This is a great opportunity to show the beauty and diversity of our wonderful Island not only to our local community but also to the wider world – so it’s over to you.’

Anyone is eligible to take part, not just RJA&HS members. They should send their photographs and videos to Rachelle by e-mail on:

A link to website with advice on how to send images by e-mail:

With regard to future events planned to take place at the Showground over the next four months, the society will continue to monitor the changing situation and respond to guidelines issued by the government. Information will be posted on the society website and members will receive communication by e-mail and letter.



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