IT wasn’t the warmest of weekends, but Frosts Garden Centre tried to put the heat back into the summer with its annual Chilli Festival.
More than 30 locally grown chillis were on offer during the course of the festival in Woburn Sands for those brave enough to sample them – and the chilli flavour didn’t stop there, with a chilli inspired menu in the cafe, chilli beer and even chilli ice cream.
To give the event even more spice, the Mariachi band entertained crowds with Mexican classics, and there were chilli cooking lessons and demonstrations.
All Frosts’ chilli plants are naturally home-grown in nurseries at the Woburn Sands site – from the cool Caldero to the fiery Scotch Bonnet.
Frosts’ managing director James Frost said “This is the second year of our Chilli Festival and we have again demonstrated how it is possible to grow your own plants in the UK and the fun you can have with horticulture. Although the weather felt more like October, we certainly added a touch of heat to the weekend.”