Kent County Show Hanging Basket Champions - again!!

Published: 20 July 2015

Kent County Show Hanging Basket Champions - again!!

The team from Canterbury Oast Trust, and the Rare Breeds Centre in Woodchurch were celebrating this week after being awarded several awards for their Plants and Produce and well turned-out Sheep.

The Plants and Produce team were awarded 1st 2nd and 3rd place for their beautiful and unusual Hanging Baskets, winning for the second year running. 

We are extremely proud of our beautiful Plants and seasonal Produce - grown and cultivated by the team, and on-sale year-round at the Rare Breeds Centre.

The Lifeskills team (also pictured) were awarded 2nd and 4th place for their well turned-out Sheep:

4th place for Tim Emson with his Dorset.
2nd place, and a 'Special' for Kimberly Griffin with her Dorset.
3rd place for Sara Waldman with her Badger face.
4th place for Emma Hancock with her Coloured Lincoln.
3rd place for Alan Smith with his Wensleydale Heifer.
Wool on the Hoof Class (Saturday) Graeme Jackson received a 4th with his Wensleydale Heifer.
Catherine Henwood won 3rd place with her Coloured Lincoln.

Mel, Plants & Produce Manager said “We are over the moon that Plants and Produce and Life Skills on the Farm have been rewarded for their hard work and dedication at the Kent County Show. We have a fantastic team, and to be recognised in this way is an incredible achievement for us all. Congratulations and well done to everyone.”

This year marks 30 years of the Canterbury Oast Trust, which was established in 1985, by a pioneering group of parents. Thirty years later, we have a number of enterprises throughout Kent including The Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch; Coterie Tea Rooms, Rye and Poulton Wood, Aldington. We support adults with learning disability to take control of their lives, by providing training, homes and work experience. Many residents and students work and live on-site at the Rare Breeds Centre, and our visitors help us to continue our work.