Celebrate the Clyde Valley at Blossom Day on Saturday

Oak Orchard, Clyde Valley''Blossom on the fruit trees pictured with a rare breed of pony the Eriskay Pony called Linnet
Oak Orchard, Clyde Valley''Blossom on the fruit trees pictured with a rare breed of pony the Eriskay Pony called Linnet

A celebration of all things spring will take place at Clyde Valley’s first Blossom Day at Overtown Farm, Crossford, this Saturday, May 4.

It is being organised by the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership in association with the Lanarkshire Farmers Market, and they promise a great local family event with activities, music, advice, superb food and growing themed give-aways, in a marquee alongside the market.

And the new Clyde Valley Tomatoes company will have its first public sale of its mouth-watering produce.

Blossom Day runs from 9.30am until 2pm and entry is free.

Although the recent cold weather has meant that things are a wee bit behind this year, a few warm days will bring everything on. Residents and visitors will see the snow of the past few weeks replaced by the ’snow’ of fruit tree blossom across the valley sides as damsons, plums, apples and pears come into flower.

For more details, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette.