Uniting the community through tractors (and trees!)

   15 Mar 2022

We had a glorious day on 10th April planting saplings for the Jubilee and enjoying a fantastic collection of vintage tractors.

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

The Show was 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 used 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, local people joined in with the activity, ably helped by volunteers from East Grinstead Scouts. As an added attraction, there was a chance to see a fantastic collection of vintage tractors that day too. 

The South Eastern Vintage Agricultural Club (SEVAC) held a charity road run, specifically for crank-handle tractors to take a trip out. They raised an amazing £764 for the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution. 

Our grateful thanks to Hops & Bubbles for coming along with refreshments and to the SEVAC volunteers for their delicious barbecue.