An “awesome” plant sale was enjoyed in Musselburgh on Saturday.

Visitors flocked to the annual event at St Michael’s Church Hall, on Dalrymple Loan, to pick up some bargains for their gardens, plant pots and window boxes as summer approaches.

Tables groaned with a wide selection of shrubs and bedding plants which soon found themselves empty as members of the public turned out in force to select their favourites.

Eve Dickinson, president of Musselburgh Horticultural Society, which organises the sale, said: “Our plant sale was huge. The hall tables were overflowing with a huge range of plants. Our suppliers excelled themselves with an amazing array of fabulous, well-grown plants that offered a complete change from the more commercially available bedding plants.

“Our herbaceous perennials, vegetables, tomatoes and herbs tables were equally fully stocked. That said, in less than an hour we had nothing left to sell and bare tables before us. The cake and candy, and tombola, a also ran out of supplies very quickly.”

She added: “The support from the people of Musselburgh and East Lothian was truly fantastic and St Michael’s Church Hall was the perfect venue with the car park enabling visitors from further afield, and the disabled easy access. We had room to display our plants on well-spaced tables with plenty of room for our visitors.

“Our volunteers from the Bridges Project were amazing and were kept on their toes running the refreshments. I must thank Simona Scarfo and her young team for all their hard work.

“A huge thanks also to everyone from near and far that came along and supported us. These are difficult times for everyone and I hope that our visitors found a few lovely plants to brighten their garden, planters or window boxes.

“I thank all our members, volunteers and donors over the days running up to the sale; setting up, bringing plants from their gardens, baking and donating items to the tombola. Without their help there would have been no plant sale.”

All funds raised go to Musselburgh Horticultural Society and help fund the flower show, our membership talks and events, she explained.

“The approximate total raised after our expenses for bedding plants and hall hire is in the region of £1,700 – nearly double the income from our last plant sale in 2022.

“It reflects the huge array of plants and the fantastic effort of our volunteers and the number of visitors we had.”

One delighted visitor said: “I have never seen such enthusiasm for a plant sale as there was last Saturday. The selection of plants on offer was awesome.”