Uniting the community through tractors (and trees!)

   15 Mar 2022

Join us on Sunday 10th April to plant a sapling for the Jubilee and to enjoy a glorious collection of vintage tractors.

With so many celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee taking place throughout 2022, we’ve decided to get behind the initiative and, with the help of the public, plant some trees in honour of the occasion. 

The Show has been lucky enough to receive 400 saplings from The Woodland Trust to plant on our Showground at Ardenrun. This is really exciting as we’re keen to provide a great habitat that helps birds and wildlife to thrive and improve the biodiversity of our land. 

We’ll be using most of the saplings to form a new length of hedge in the field adjoining Tandridge Lane, with various young trees also planted around the showground. In the spirit of community, we’d like to involve local people in the activity, so the gates will be open on Sunday 10th April and the public are invited to lend a hand. As an added attraction, there’s a chance to see a fantastic collection of vintage tractors that day too. 

The South Eastern Vintage Agricultural Club (SEVAC) are holding a charity road run, specifically for crank-handle tractors to take a trip out. They’ll be gathering at the Showground in the morning, leaving for their run at around 10.30am and returning at around 12.30pm. We’ll be planting the saplings from 10am until 2.30pm so people are welcome to join us at a convenient time to see these magnificent tractors all together and to help do their bit for the planting project. 

SEVAC will be running a barbecue and Oxted-based bar hire company Hops & Bubbles will be selling refreshments on what we hope will be a great spring day. Staff and trustees from the Show will be on hand if you’d like to talk to us about the event, to join us as a Member or Sponsor or to find out more about how we look after the 120 acres our charity owns. 

We look forward to seeing you!