Concerts & Events

Reading in bloom at horticultural show

125th Annual Show of the Stoke Poges, Wexham & Fulmer Horticultural Society in the grounds of Stoke Poges School

The band was in full bloom on Saturday 28th July for the Stoke Poges, Wexham and Fulmer Horticultural Society’s 125th annual show which took place at Stoke Poges School and featured displays of prize plants and vegetables, a vintage British car show and fairground games.

Now in its 125th year, the show outdates the Chelsea Flower Show, and both the Earl and Countess Howe were in attendance.

125th Annual Show of the Stoke Poges, Wexham & Fulmer Horticultural Society in the grounds of Stoke Poges School

Ruth Rooley, chairperson of the Horticultural Society said:

The event wouldn’t be the same without the Reading Spring Gardens Brass Band, who have been playing at the event for over 20 years now… they really gave it atmosphere.

125th Annual Show of the Stoke Poges, Wexham & Fulmer Horticultural Society in the grounds of Stoke Poges School

The band will next perform on ‘The Pagoda’ in Woodley Town Centre on Saturday 1st September from 11am until 1pm.  Concert-goers are encouraged to bring chairs and sit back with their friends and family and relax during the band’s closing concert of the summer bandstand season which is free to attend.