Garden show at Stansted House is going ahead, say organisers

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ORGANISERS of a garden show have moved to scotch rumours it has been cancelled.

Lizzie Dymock, who is behind the event at Stansted House at Rowlands Castle this weekend said she was horrified when she began to receive calls from people asking if it was true it had been shelved because of bad weather.

Her response was a resounding ‘no’ and she says the show will definitely go on.

More than 16,000 people attend the annual show, which has 300 stalls and 10 marquees.

Mrs Dymock said even if it does rain there’s plenty to do under cover.

‘Yes, it’s been a week of torrential rain and flooding, which has been a nightmare,’ said Mrs Dymock.

‘But what has been worst for us is the Chinese whispers flying around that the show is cancelled.

‘We want to stress it has certainly not been and we’re already putting up the marquees.

‘Only intermittent rain has been forecast and Stansted is on high ground anyway so it will run off.

‘It would be devastating if people really thought it was cancelled as so many of those with stands have been hit by the recession already this year.’

Rare plants and flowers will be on sale, there will also be workshops and tastings.

The event is tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Tickets are £8 adults and £5 children on the door.