The Ayton & District Horticultural Society Show has been a part of village life since
the inaugural show in 1881. The ‘Flower Show’ as everyone knows it has taken
place every year since then – even through both world wars.
Unfortunately Covid proved an even greater menace and the show had to take a
breather for a couple of years.
Now there is a new society running the show and its first show in 2022 was a great
success with the addition of numerous stalls and activities including an appearance
by the Norham Village Band.
Not only does this new society run the annual show but it also provides other
community events such as garden visits, coffee mornings, plant and bulb sales.
Visit their website at www.aytongardens.com
The Ayton Show is one of the highlights of the village year and is regarded by many
as one of the best horticultural shows in Berwickshire and beyond.
The show was held in the Volunteer Hall on the Eyemouth road until the hall was
demolished in the 1970s to make way for housing. Since then it has been held in
Ayton Primary School, another 1970s building.
A few years ago the Society had copies of the 1881 show schedule reprinted. It
makes interesting reading for those who enjoy competing. You can see that