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Bake Off star Martha Collison and Indian cookery expert Mridula Baljekar set for Grow for the Show event

Bake Off star Martha Collison and Indian cookery expert Mridula Baljekar set for Grow for the Show event

Bake Off star Martha Collison and Indian cookery expert Mridula Baljekar set for Grow for the Show event
Mridula Baljekar (Photo by Gill Aspel)

A Great British Bake Off star and an award-winning cookery writer are among four special guests set to share their expertise at a gastronomy and horticulture event in Windsor.

Martha Collison and Mridula Baljekar are both on the bill to speak at Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society's Grow for the Show event, due to be held on Friday, February 27 at 7pm.

Martha, who reached the quarter finals of the much-loved BBC show last year and attends Charters School in Ascot, and Mridula, an expert in Indian cuisine, will share their knowledge with the audience at Gardeners Hall in St Leonards Road.

They will be joined by Harvey Stephens, head of The Savill Garden, and cider maker Dave Snowden, who trades under than brand name Crazy Dave's Cider.

The society hopes the event will inspire guests to take part in this year's Royal Windsor Summer Show, which will be held on July 18 in the grounds of St George's School in Windsor Castle.

Martha Collison

Now in its 110th year, the show features a variety of competitive classes including home baking, preserving, brewing, flower arranging, crafts and more.

It is aimed at all ages and has been honoured with the patronage of five monarchs, from Queen Victoria to Queen Elizabeth II.

RWRHS membership secretary Susann Laughton said: "Our summer show is a wonderful local tradition that has been preserved for over 110 years. At Grow for the Show we hope to inspire our local community to get growing, making and baking with the opportunity to win one of our historic cups or other prizes on July 18th.

"We are so pleased to have the support of such great names in Berkshire horticulture and gastronomy, sharing their passion with us and our guests."

Tickets for Grow for the Show cost £8 for non-members and can be bought on the night from 6.45pm or from Royal Windsor Information Centre in Windsor Royal Shopping.

Click here for details about the society.

Express and Advertiser readers can get £3 off the price of a Grow for the Show ticket using the voucher printed in this week's paper.

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