Sweet Pea Trials at West Dean

On July 2nd the first judging took place at the Sweet Pea Trials being held at West Dean near Chichester. Due to the late season in the South of England this was 2 weeks later than the original scheduled date. The judges include national collection holder Roger Parsons, Jim and Mary MacDonald, Keith Brewer, Caroline Ball and Tom Brown from West Dean. This forms part of the overall examination of selected varieties which will be judged for their performance as garden flowers and/or for showing. A full report of the trials will be included in the NSPS 2025 Annual which is sent to members.