events

If you are a member your help and assistance is always welcome. If you would like to be involved, please contact us.

We often require support on the day/days before the events and also at the closure.

If you are a member please support our Society by helping, or at least visiting some of the shows. Non-members are welcome to visit all events.

Dates for your 2024 Diary

Wednesday 26th -Thursday 27th June

NSPS Early National Exhibition  Members' competition at RHS Hilltop Wisley. Display and Bureau

Saturday 13th - Sunday 14th July

Late National Exhibition  Members' competition  RHS Bridgewater Gardens, Worsely  Display and Bureau

Wednesday 19th - Sunday 23rd July

RHS Tatton Park Display and Bureau

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th July

NSPS North West Regional Show at Chorley Flower Show, Astley Park, Chorley. Members' Competition, Display and Bureau

Thursday 15th - Sunday 1th August

Southport Show display and bureau

Wednesday 11th November

NSPS Committee Meeting via zoom Committee members only

Wednesday 13th November

NSPS Committee Meeting by zoom Committee members only


Affiliated Society Shows – 2024

8 June – Downton Horticultural Society

Show held at Downton Memorial Hall, SP5 3NB.  Show open 2.00pm – 4.15pm.  Show Secretary Tony Ashford, 51 Moot Gardens, Downton SP5 3LG. (01725510656.  Email ashfordtony2@gmail.com.  13 Sweet Pea classes including novice and other flowers.

 

8 June – Royal Windsor Flower Show

Show held at York Club, Prince Consort Drive, Windsor Great Park, SL4 2BS.  Staging Friday 7 June 3.00pm to 8.00pm and Saturday 7.00am ‘til 9.00am.  Show open at 10.00am to 6.00pm.  Show Manager email mike@franksons.co.uk.  Open Sweet Pea Classes and Novice Class see www.rwrhs.com/flowershow for online schedule.

 

15 June – Chipperfield Horticultural Society

Show held at Chipperfield Village Hall.  Staging from 8.00am.  Show open to public 2.30pm – 3.30pm. Chairman John Hopkins ‘Beckley’, Langley Road, Chipperfield Herts WD4 9JS (01923 268852.  Email johnh65@live.co.uk Classes: 3 vases, distinct cultivars, 7 sprays of each; 1 vase, white or cream, one cultivar, 5 sprays; 1 vase pink, one cultivar, 5 sprays; 1 vase, lavender, mauve or blue, one cultivar, 5 sprays; 1 vase, cerise, magenta, crimson or scarlet, one cultivar, 5 sprays; 1 vase, any colour, one cultivar, 5 sprays; 1 vase, mixed, 12 sprays.

 

15 June – New Forest Sweet Pea Society

Show held at Verwood Memorial Hall, Ringwood Road, Verwood, BH31 7AA.  Show open to visitors 1.00pm – 4.00pm.  Show Manager Ted Perren, Gay Correl, Amport, Andover SP11 8BE. (01264 772814.  Email eperren@btinternet.com  Staging 6.00am to 10.30am.

 

23 June – Chiltern Sweet Pea Society

Show held at Millennium Hall, Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire HP27 0QT what3words ‘famous.october.advantage’.  Staging 8.30am – 12 noon, bowls and baskets up until 1.00pm away from the exhibition area.  Judging 12.15pm onwards.  Show open 2.30pm.  Show manager Mr. Chris Gray, 68 Narbeth Drive, Aylesbury, Bucks.  HP20 1NU.  (01296 488160) or email graeme@graemehollingdale.com  Mixed open classes including sections for novices and 200 cordon growers.  All exhibitors welcome.

 

6 July – Bournemouth in Bloom – The Bournemouth Horticultural Society

Show held at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 9SH.  Show open noon – 4.30pm.  Show Manager David Bassil, 31 Princess Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 1BG.  (01202 752014.  Email dcbassil04@gmail.com  All classes open.  Classes for large growers and small growers.  Also novice classes  No entry fee.  No prize money.

 

6 July – WARGAS

Show held at Wingrave Community Centre, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire.  Open to public 2.30pm – 5.00pm.  Show Secretary Adrian Reeve, 127 Winslow Road, Wingrave HP22 4QB.  (01296 681372.  Email showsecretarywargas@gmail.com   6 vases distinct; 3 vases distinct; 1 vase white or cream; 1 vase red, orange or orange red; 1 vase lavender, mauve or blue; 1 vase pink; 1 vase any colour not listed; 1 vase mixed; 1 vase not more than 20 stems; 1 specimen bloom; bowl of Sweet Peas; novelty class.  Special class for exhibitors who grow less than 200 plants, 3 vases, 6 stems of each, 3 distinct varieties; 1 vase 7 stems not less than 3 varieties; 1 vase 6 stems 3 of each; 1 specimen bloom and a bowl of Sweet Peas

 

20 & 21 July – Eckford Sweet Pea Society of Wem (ESPS of Wem)

Show held at Wem Town Hall, 28-32 High Street, Wem, Shropshire SY4 5DG.  Show opens on Saturday 20 July 10.00am – 5.00pm and Sunday 21 July from 10.00am – 3.00pm.  Show manager Rose Horner of Wem Town Hall (as shown above).  (01939 232299.  Email sweetpeas@wemtownhall.co.uk.  Open classes, special classes, vases for Spencers and Old Fashioneds, Floral Art (note craft classes being considered for 2024)

 

22 – 25 July – Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

Show held at Llanelwedd, Builth Wells LD2 3SY.  Show open 8.00am – 8.00pm.  Horticultural secretary  Amanda Burton, RWAS Ltd., Llanelwedd, Builth Wells LD2 3SY. (01982 554409.Email hort@rwas.co.uk  Open classes, novice and restricted.  Schedules appear on website in April www.rwas.wales or contact Amanda Burton.

 

10 August – Clutton Horticultural Society

Show held at Rudges Field, Bendalls Bridge, Clutton BS39 5SJ.  Show opens at 12 noon.  Exhibits to be staged between 7.00am and 10.00am.  Show secretary Roger Snary, Brookfield, Carlton Close, Clutton BS39 5SS. (01761 453063.  Website cluttongardening.org.  4 classes to enter.

 

10 August – Disley & Lyme Horticultural Society

Show held at Disley Amalgamated Sports Club, Jacksons Edge Road, Disley SK12 2JC.  Show open noon – 5.00pm.  Show secretary George Noworyta, Ash Cottage, 131 Buxton Old Road, Disley SK12 2BX.  . (07971 186554 Email noworyta@talktalk.net.  Website www.dlhs.weebly.com.  All schedule classes on-line at website