KEEN gardeners were in their element when they enjoyed Kidderminster Horticultural Society’s annual two day show.

Hundreds of people were treated to a host of displays and demonstrations during the two day event held at the Mercure Hotel on Saturday and Sunday (September 8 and 9).

It was opened by BBC TV and radio presenter Michael Collie and the show helped raise more than £800 for Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) – with organisers still counting up more proceeds that will be donated to the charity.

The KHS Annual Show is the biggest event in the group’s busy calendar and featured a range of displays of flowers, vegetables, wine, jams, textiles, photos and paintings.

People also enjoyed craft stalls, chainsaw carvery, plant sales, archery, vehicle displays, a performance from Elements Dance Company, fire eating, a charity dog show, alpacas and singer David Lawrence.

Louise Aston, from KHS, said while the rain hampered them a little on the Saturday, the sun shone on them on the second day.

She said: “It was a fantastic event with lots of people turning up. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we are thrilled with how it went overall.

“Michael Collie came and opened it for us again and he said he is always impressed with how big our show is considering we have a small committee.

“But everyone is dedicated and hard-working and we are always determined to put on a great event for all the family to enjoy. We look forward to doing the same next year.”