Naylor Flowers of Moulton Seas End are joining 400 other businesses from across the British Isles is throwing open their farm gates on June 5 for Open Farm Sunday.
Naylor Flowers produces over 40million stems of cut flowers for supermarkets in the UK and Europe and has been growing in Moulton Seas End since the 1940s.
MD Matthew Naylor said “The farms in this area take it in turns to host Open Farm Sunday. This gives the local community an opportunity to see the diverse range of crops that are grown in South Holland.
“Several of our neighbours have run successful events in the past and Worth Farms, last year, had a very large number of visitors. We are hoping to have a lot of fun on the day and hopefully share an insight into our business with our local community at the same time.”
Visitors will have an opportunity to see modern and antique farm machinery, take part in a number of games and fun activities and there will be guided tractor and trailer tours of the fields.
“There will be live music throughout the day from local bands including Sleaford Ukulele Orchestra, Stamford Oompah Band and Crossing The Tracks as well as display stands, food stalls, Laddies ice creams and a licenced bar.
Some of the other attractions include:
•The Great British Flower Contest
The theme for the displays will be “Great British History” to celebrate the Queen’s official birthday on June 11. The flowers and materials will all be provided. Company Secretary Carolyn Naylor said: “This is designed to be a bit of fun to celebrate the excellent range of British flowers that are produced in Lincolnshire. We will be providing afternoon tea for all the contestants before the judging.”
The event is aimed at local flower arranging clubs and flower lovers’ societies but teams of up to four people are still welcome to apply.
• Miniature Tractor Racing
John Deere agents The Doubleday Group will be creating a racetrack for children on miniature tractors.
• Local Schools Arts Competition
Local schoolchildren are invited to draw or paint a picture of flowers or farm machinery. There will be a prize for the best entry judged by local artist, Mo Teeuw. Entries are still welcome
• Welly Wanging Challenge
Moulton Seas End’s celebrated inventor John Ward will be showcasing some of his inventions including his three-wheeled fire engine and will be unveiling his ‘Weirdly Wonderful Welly Wanging Machine’. Can anyone throw a welly further than John’s ingenious invention?
• Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting
This is a free event kindly sponsored by Boothmans Agriculture.
Gates open at 11am and entry is free.
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