Diary Dates


2020 Events


Listed below are events taking place in 2020 which will have sweet pea and NSPS connections. This year we invite you to include them in your leisure activities by making them a “day out”.

Last year’s events were all interesting and successful and I am sure you will enjoy them. They are often more enjoyable when you participate in them. If you are a member your help and assistance is always welcome. If you feel you would like to be involved, please contact me and I will give you the details tomatherton1940@hotmail.co.uk 07887928777

We often require support on the day/days before the events and also at the closure. These events are our Society’s shop window to the public and we often enrol new members at them. If you already a member please support our Society by helping, or at least visiting some of them. Non-members are welcome to visit all events.

You will enjoy it!


Sat 14th March                      NSPS AGM & Spring Social.  Members only for AGM

                                               Chase Hotel, Nuneaton


Thurs 7th – Sun 10th May       RHS Malvern Spring Festival Display & Bureau


Weds 11th to Sun 14th June    RHS Chatsworth Show Display & Bureau


Thurs 18th – Sun 21st June     Gardener’s World Live Display & Bureau NEC


Sun 28th June                        Chiltern Regional Sweet Pea Society Show, Buckinghamshire

                                               Members Competition   C. Gray 01296488160


Wed 1st & Thurs 2nd July     Early National Show

                                                Stewarts Garden Centre, Christchurch

                                                Members Competition, Display and Bureau


Sat 4th July                             Yorkshire Sweet Pea Society, East Ardsley

                                                Open Competition    Mrs J. Myers  07845 148685


Sun 11th & Sun 12th July       Late National Show

                                                RHS Gardens, Harlow Carr, Harrogate

                                                Members Competition, Display and Bureau                                        



Mon 20th – Thurs 23rd July     Royal Welsh Show Open Classes Builth Wells Display & Bureau


Weds 22nd – Sun 26th July       RHS Tatton Flower Show Display & Bureau


Sat 1st – Sun 2nd Aug              North West Region Show                

                                                                         Chorley Flower Show, Astley Park, Chorley

                                                Members Competition, Display and Bureau


Thurs 20th – Sun 23rd Aug       Southport Flower Show Open Classes Display & Bureau


Sat 26th – Sun 27th Sept           Malvern Autumn Show Display & Bureau











These events will remain on the site until next year for reference purposes.


8 June – Downton Horticultural Society

Show held at Downton Memorial Hall. Show open 2.00pm – 4.30pm. Show Secretary Tony Ashford, 51 Moot Gardens, Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LG. 01725 510656. Email tonyashford1@tiscali.co.uk 7 main classes plus 4 novice classes. Members and open classes.


15 June – Chipperfield Horticultural Society

Show held at Chipperfield Village Hall. Staging from 8am. Show open 2.30pm. Show Manager, Mrs Ann Soanes, West View, Bucks Hill, Chipperfield, Kings Langley, Herts WD4 9AU. Email chipperfieldhortsoc@hotmail.com 7 classes of various vases of 7 or 5 sprays, 1 vase mixed 12 sprays. Prizes 1st - £15, 2nd - £10, 3rd - £5.


15 June – Cobham Garden and Horticultural Association

Show held at Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey. Staging 8.00am – 11.00am. Show open 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Show Manager Mr. D. J. Burton, 18 Coveham Crescent, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1AP. 07866 511699. Individual and multiple Sweet Pea classes for members and non-members.


15 June – New Forest and District Sweet Pea Society

Show held at The Hulse Hall, Breamore SP6 2EA. Show open 1.00pm – 4.00pm. Secretary Mr. J. Gillingham, 150 Cutlers Place, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2HZ. 01202 887006. Open Sweet Pea classes.


22 June – Farlington & District Garden Club

Show held at Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton, Portsmouth PO6 2AP. Doors open 1.30pm - 4.00pm. Show Secretary Mr Chris Batstone, 26 Farlington Avenue, Drayton, Portsmouth PO6 1DQ. 02392 381976. Classes for Sweet Peas, roses, general flowers and plant section. Also a bonsai display.


22 June – Rustington Horticultural Association

Show held at The Woodland Centre, Woodland Road, Rustington, West Sussex BN16 3HB. Staging 7am – 10.30am. Open to public 2pm. Show Secretary Mrs. Alison Valentini, 29 North Lane, Rustington, West Sussex BN16 3PL. 01903 856007. Open classes including division for smaller growers. NSPS bronze medal. Other open classes available.


22 June – Wokingham Horticultural Association

Show held at St. Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH. Show open 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Show Secretary Mrs. Pauline MacBrayne, 12 Crutchley Road, Wokingham RG40 1XA.

0118 978 9039. Email wha-shows@outlook.com 6 Classes for Sweet Peas including a novice class. Entries to be received by 10.00am on Friday 21 June. More information on website www.w-h-a.org.uk


26 & 27 June – Norfolk and Norwich Horticultural Society

Show held at The Royal Norfolk Show, The Showground, Costessey, Norwich NR5 0TT. Show open 8.00am – 6.00pm. Show Secretary Mr Geoff Freeman, 2 Watermeadow Close, Ormesby St Margaret, Great Yarmouth NR29 3NF. 07808 617192. Email showentry@nnhs.org.uk 12 classes, including novice, two trophies. Entries close 17 June at 6pm


29 June and 7 & 8 September – Kidderminster Horticultural Society

June – Summer show held at the Holy Innocents Community Hall, Stourport Road, Foley Park, Kidderminster DY11 6LA. Show Secretary Brian Bytheway, 169 Sutton Park Road, Kidderminster DY11 6LF. Show open 11.00am – 2.00pm. Entries 6.00pm – 9.00pm on the 28th.

September – Autumn show held at the Mercure Hotel, Kidderminster DY12 1LA


29 June – Shalford, Chilworth and Peasmarsh Garden Club

Show held at Shalford Village Hall, Shalford, Guildford GU4 8JU. Staging 9.30am – 2.30pm. Judging 2.45pm. Prizegiving 6.00pm. Open to public 5.30pm. Show Manager Maddy Evans 07535456926

Email  maddypatricia@yahoo.co.uk Wide range of classes including division for smaller growers. Open rose classes also available. Schedule on www.scpgc.org.uk


30 June – Chiltern Sweet Pea Society

This year is the 20th Show of the CSPS and will be held at Millenium Hall, Lacey Green, Bucks HP27 0QT. Staging 8.30am – 12.00pm, bowls and baskets until 1.00pm. Open 2.30pm. Show manager Mr. Chris Gray, 68 Narbeth Drive, Aylesbury, Bucks. HP20 1NU. 01296 488160. Mixed open classes including sections for 100 and 200 cordon growers. All exhibitors welcome.


30 June – Rayleigh Horticultural Society

Show held at The Mill Arts & Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 7ED. Entries accepted 9.00am – 11.00am. Open to public at 2.00pm. Show Manager Mr. Peter Noble, 36 Warwick Road, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 8PG. 01268 745925. 5 classes


6 July – Yorkshire Sweet Pea Society

Show held at St. Michaels School Room, East Ardsley.  Open 10.30am – 4.00pm. 

Show Manager/Secretary Mrs. Joan Myers, 15 New Lane, East Ardsley, Wakefield WF3 2DP.  01924 870748  Classes from 50 plants to Open Division.


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 – 5.00pm. Show manager David Bassil, 31 Princess Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 1BG. 01202 752014. Email bdhsociety@tiscali.co.uk. All classes open to all.


6 July – Wingrave & Rowsham Gardens & Allotments Society (WARGAS)

Show held at Wingrave Community Centre, Buckinghamshire. Staging Friday 5th July 7.00pm – 11.00pm and Saturday 6th July 6.30am – 10.45am. Open to public Saturday 6 July 2.30pm – 4.45pm. Show Secretary Tony White, 34 Winslow Road, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire HP22 4PS. 01296 681548. Email tonywc.white@hotmail.com. Open Sweet Pea show, 6 vase, 3 vase and single vase plus bowls. Includes section for growers of less than 200 plants. 8 cups/shields + NSPS medal. Incorporated in open village show with vegetables, fruit, flowers, domestic, floral art, photography and children’s classes.


6 July – Witney Horticultural Society

Show held at Witney High Street Methodist Church, Witney, Oxon OX28 6HG. Open to public 10.00am - 3.00pm. Chairman Diana Blackman. Email di.blackman@hotmail.co.uk See website www,witney horticultural society.com for more information


20 and 21 July – The Eckford Sweet Pea Society of Wem

Show held at The Thomas Adams School, Stanier Hall and Large Marquee. Show open 10am – 5pm Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday. Show Manager, Karen Good “Kersaldale”, Prees Green, Shrewsbury SY13 2BL. 01948 840293. Val Good (assistant manager), Lyndale, Nook Lane, Weston-under-Redcastle, Shrewsbury SY4 5LP. 01948 840779. Classes for Spencers, Pre-1910 Old Fashioned. Division for Members Only, Novices and Children’s classes. Floral Art with 10 classes. Decorated shops in Wem Streets.


22 – 25 July – Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

Show held at Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells LD2 3SY. Show open 8.00am – 8.00pm each day. Horticulture Secretary, Amanda Burton, RWAS Ltd., Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY. 01982 554409. Email amanda@rwas.co.uk Classes – Open, Novice, Restricted. Please contact Amanda for a schedule.


3 August – Ascot Horticultural Society

Show held at the Licensed Victuallers’ School, London Road, Ascot SL5 8DR. Show opens 2.00pm. Show Secretary Mrs. D. Hathaway, 35 Kennel Ride, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7NS. 01344 884637 Email sue@pottsy.me.uk All classes open to members and non-members.


10 August – Clutton Horticulturaql Society

Show held at Rudge’s Field, Bendalls Bridge, Clutton, Bristol BS39 5SJ from 2pm onwards. Show Organiser, Roger Snary, Brookfield, Carlton Close, Clutton BS39 5SS. Single and multiple vase classes for Sweet Peas as well as other flower, vegetable, cookery, photography and craft classes. Besides the exhibition tent there are many other attractions throughout the afternoon including a dog show, classic cars and entertainments for children and adults.


17 August – Disley & Lyme Horticultural Society

Show held at Disley Amalgamated Sports Club, Jacksons Edge Road, Disley SK12 2JR. Show Manager/Secretary, Dean Stafford, 21 Scafell Close, High Lane, Stockport SK6 8JA. 01663 763015. Email dlhs@live.co.uk Open and Novice classes.








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