Listed below are events that ar currently scheduled to take place in 2021 which will have sweet pea and NSPS connections. Once again this year we invite you to include them in your leisure activities by making them a “day out”. Sadly all live events in 2020 were cancelled. It is hoped that we will be able to return to live events in 2021.
2019 events were all interesting and successful and I am sure you will enjoy them in future. 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 email@example.com 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!
Dates for your 2021 Diary
Thurs 17 – Sun 20 June Gardeners World Live Planned NEC Midlands Display & Bureau
Sat 26 – Sun 27 June Early National Exhibition Planned
Frosts at Millets Farm Members’ Competition
Nr Abingdon OX13 5HB Display & Bureau
PRESS RELEASE 15 June 2021
National Sweet Pea Society
EARLY NATIONAL SHOW 26 & 27 JULY 2021 AT MILLETS FARM ABINGDON
The National Sweet Pea Society WILL be holding its Early National on 26 & 27 June 2021 at Millets Farm, nr Abingdon (note this is a different venue from that planned in 2020 and described in the 2020 Schedule which will be used for this show as notified via the Spring Bulletin and 2021 Annual. The 2021 schedule is still available on the website via the Membership page, as is the entry form.).
As a result of the Government’s postponement of the lifting of final COVID restrictions there will be additional protocols in place to enable the show to be held. A risk assessment has been posted on the NSPS website Membership page. Key points to note are:
Please also consult the site map which is posted on the NSPS website detailing how to access the rear of the marquee, which will be via the Fisheries as in previous years. Exhibitors may use the main carpark if they prefer and garden centre trolleys will be available but do note there is not a hardcore path to the marquee and the ground may be uneven. The location of the toilets that may be used overnight will also be posted on the website
Thursday 1st July Chiltern Sweet Pea Society Show Planned
Lacey Green Bucks Members’ Competition
The above Society Show is very much still taking place on Thursday 1st July.
The event was always planned to be able to take place under Step 3 rules (whilst of course hoping that Step 4 would be in place)
Yes, there will be reminders about distancing, masks etc. A one way system can be employed and visitor numbers inside at any one time can be restricted.
Make your entries, bring your flowers and enjoy the day.
Feel free to make contact with me via messenger or firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific information.
Sat 10 – Sun 11 July Late National Exhibition Planned
RHS Harlow Carr Gardens Members’ Competition
Harrogate HG3 1QB Display & Bureau
Staging 6pm Friday to 9.15am Saturday
Judging 9.30am Saturday
Prizegiving 1.0pm Saturday
Show Open 11am to 5pm Saturday and 10am to 3pm Sunday
Access Details are published on Member's Page
THE LATE NATIONAL SHOW WILL GO AHEAD, with masks, social distancing and control of numbers in the marquee. Look out for further information.
Members exhibiting need to use the entrance gate near the Harrogate Arms by driving past the main entrance and taking a left sign post Harrogate Arms/Coach Park. Follow this road down. On the left hand side is the drop off/unloading area near the back entrance of the show marquee. Once unloaded move your vehicle to the Harrogate Arms car park. Exhibitors will be issued with a wrist band giving them access to the show marquee and toilets only.
Non - exhibiting members and exhibiting members who wish to return when the site is open to the public wanting to visit the show need to book on the Harlow Carr website as shown on the Membership Page (left hand column - Whats on at Harlow Carr). The entry is free with the reference number and the NSPS membership card.. Be aware that these general access tickets are selling fast, as with many other outdoor attractions, so early booking is strongly advised.
Weds 21 – Sun 25 July RHS Tatton Show Planned Display & Bureau
Sat 31 July – Sun 1 Aug North West Regional Show Planned
Astley Park, Chorley Members’ Competition
Display & Bureau
Thurs 19 – Sun 22 Aug Southport Flower Show CANCELLED Open Classes
Display & Bureau
Sat 28 Aug Poynton Show CANCELLED Open Classes
Display & Bureau
Sunday 17 October Chiltern Sweet Pea Society Planned
AGM/Autumn Meeting Speaker - Roger Parsons
Lacey Green Bu
AFFILIATED SOCIETY SHOW ADVERTS – 2021
19 June – Chipperfield Horticultural Society
Show held at Chipperfield Village Hall. Staging from 8.00am – 10.30am. Show open to public 2.30pm – 4.00pm. Email email@example.com 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 or mauve or blue, one cultivar, 5 sprays; 1 vase, cerise or magenta or crimson or scarlet, one cultivar, 5 sprays; 1 vase, any colour, one cultivar, 5 sprays;1 vase, mixed, 12 sprays.
19 June – Wokingham Horticultural Association
Show held at St. Paul’s Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH. Staging 8.30am – 11.00am. Judging 11.15am. Show open 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Show Secretary Mrs. Pauline MacBrayne, 12 Crutchley Road, Wokingham RG40 1XA. 0118 978 9039. Email firstname.lastname@example.org 6 Classes for Sweet Peas including a novice class. Entries to be received by 10.00am on Friday 18 June. More information on website www.w-h-a.org.uk The above details for the WHA Summer Show assume a complete return to 'normal', so please do check before entering/visiting. A smaller show may be held at an outside location in Wokingham instead, or may be cancelled completely. Everything will hinge on current Covid safety regulations.
1 July – Chiltern Sweet Pea Society
Show held at Millennium Hall, Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire HP27 0QT. Staging 8.30am – 12.00 noon, bowls and baskets until 1.00pm. Open 2.00pm. 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.
Within the next few days look out for further posts here and on the Facebook page, regarding the Chiltern Sweet Pea Society (CSPS) who are definitely running their Annual Sweet Pea Show in Bucks in 2021. Schedules will be emailed out very shortly and later on posted out if you request one. Feel free to make contact with me via messenger or email@example.com for any specific information.
3 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Classes for experienced exhibitors, inexperienced and novices. All classes “open”.
3 July – Wingrave & Rowsham Gardens & Allotment Society (WARGAS)
Show held at Wingrave Community Centre, Buckinghamshire. Staging Friday 2 July 7.00pm – 11.00pm and Saturday 3 July 6.30am – 10.45am. Open to public 2.30pm – 4. 45pm. Show Secretary Adrian Reeve, 127 Winslow Road, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire HP22 4QB. 01296 681372. Email email@example.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, flowers, domestic etc.
3 July – Witney Horticultural Society
Show held at Witney Methodist Church. Doors open 12pm. Show Manager Kim Wood, Flat 3, Preece Court, 38 Blackbourton Road, Carterton, Oxon OX18 3HD. For show schedule see website www.witneyhorticulturalsociety.com nearer the time.