Registered Charity No.  2226802                                                                        Founded  1900

Patron:  Alan Titchmarsh   MBE, VMH, DL

General Secretary:  Carole Tate


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Notice to members. 



14th May.  The 2021 Annual was despatched to Society members a coupl;e of weeks ago..  We hope you enjoy this beautiful publication.  If you haven’t received it yet, please contact the Membership Secretary, Julia Beardmore at Overseas members yours will take a little longer.
WINGRAVE & ROWSHAM GARDEN & ALLOTMENTS SOCIETY (WARGAS) has announced that their. Annual Show which incorporates an Open Sweet Pea Show, has sadly had to be cancelled in 2021. (See Diary Dates).  If any other shows listed in the Diary Dates are cancelled please notify the webmaster so that the amendment can be posted on this website.

For the planned 2021 National Shows you are asked to use your 2020 Schedule.  For those of you who have misplaced your copy, a copy has been posted on this website.  This does include some minor amendments, to become the 2021 Schedule and is now in the Section on the Member's Page.  See also Diary Dates.


If you want to find out more about Sweet Peas and Lathyrus Species, this is the right place for it.  The National Sweet Pea Society is the premier charity dedicated to these wonderful flowers.  You will find lots about our history, achievements, events, hints and inspiration for growing Sweet Peas and Lathyrus Species, in fact, a complete overview of our purpose and activities.  You will also find information on membership and our shop.





Enquiries about Membership should be made to our Membership Secretary, Julia Beardmore,

email: and for other matters to our General Secretary, Carole Tate      email:





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About Us

The objects of the Society are to disseminate knowledge of Sweet Peas and other Lathyrus species, to encourage, improve and extend the cultivation of these flowers by means of scientific trials, the holding of exhibitions and displays, by publications and other activities.



 If you want to grow better Sweet Peas you should consider joining the National Sweet Pea Society.  Here are some of the benefits of becoming a member: You will receive, free, all the Society’s annual publications and you will be able to turn to experts for helpful advice and a ready response to your queries.


The shop sells a range of gifts, books and accessories.

A full price list is provided






Hints on Growing

This section describes the various species available and provides guidance on germination, growing on and care


A selection of popular varieties, old and new



Diary Dates

Events organised by the National Society, inculuding a link to National Shows and also by Affiliated Societies

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