Diary Dates

2019 Events



Spring Social and AGM  Saturday 9th March.  Start 10.30 am

at the Chase Hotel, Higham Lane, Nuneaton, CV11 6AG.


Sweet Pea Awareness  Days at Harlow Carr, Harrogate, Saturday and Sunday

23 & 24 February, 16 & 17 March, 13 &14 April and 25 & 26 May.


There will be NSPS Bureau and Display stands at the following events:


Thurs 9th - Sun 12th May      RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Wed 5th - Sun 9th June          RHS Chatsworth Show

Weds 3rd - Thurs 4th July      Early National Show, Christchurch

Sat 13th - Sun 14th July         Late National Show, Harlow Carr

Weds 17th - Sun 21st July      RHS Tatton Flower Show

Mon 22nd - Thurs 25th July   Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells

Sat 27th - Sun 28th July         North West Region Show, Chorley


Other important dates are:

Sun 23rd June                         Chiltern S P Society Show, Buckinghamshire

Sat 6th July                             Yorkshire  S P Society Show, Wakefield

Sat 20th - Sun 21st July          Eckford Society of Wem Show





Although the season is over this list will remain on the website for reference purposes until the 2019 list is available in April 2019.


9th June & 8 September (Heritage Day)- Cobham Garden and Horticultural Association

June Show held at Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, Cobham, Surrey. . . 

September  Show held at Leg of Mutton Field,  Both Shows open 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Show Manager Mr. David Burton, 18 Coveham Crescent, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1AP.  Email d.burton5@sky.com

Variable classes.   Roses, Sweet Peas, Dahlias, general flowers, fruit, vegetables, pot plants, Floral Arrangements and Homeicraft.


9th June – Downton Horticultural Society

Show held at Downton Memorial Hall. Show open 2.00pm to 4.30pm.  Show Manager Mr. G. Bishop,

1, Moor Gardens, Downton, Salisbury SP5 4LG   (01725 511475)   Members and Open Classes


16th June – Middle Rasen & District Horticultural Society

Show held at Middle Rasen Village Hall, Wilkinson Drive, Middle Rasen., Lincolnshire, LN8 3LD  

Entries to be staged 8.00am – 12.00pm.  Show open 2.30pm – 4.30pm. 

Secretary Mrs Janet Davies, 28 North Street, Middle Rasen, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 3TS. 

(01673 849833).  Email janetandyou2@hotmail.co.uk   

Five open classes ranging from specimen bloom to three vases of 9 stems in each.  Also a Novice section.    Trophies plus NSPS bronze medal and certificate.  Also classes for roses, other flowers, pot plants, floral art and children’s classes.


17th  June – New Forest and District Sweet Pea Society

Show held at  Burley Village Hall. BH24 4EB Show Open Sunday 12pm – 3pm. 

Show Secretary Mr. J. Gillingham, 150 Cutlers Place, Wimborne, Dorset  BH21 2HZ. (01202 887006).  Open Sweet Pea classes.


23rd June – Farlington & District Garden Club

Show held at Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Drayton, Portsmouth  Doors open 1.30pm.to 4.00pm. 

Show Secretary Chris Batstone, 26 Farlington Avenue, Drayton, Portsmouth PO6 1DQ.  (02392 381976.)


23rd June – Rustington Horticultural Association

Show held at The Woodland Centre, Woodland Road, Rustington, West Sussex BN16 3HB. 

Staging 7am – 10.30am.  Judging 11.30an.Doors open 2pm. 

Show Manager Mrs. Alison Valentini, 29 North Lane, Rustington, West Sussex BN16 3PL.  (01903 856007). 

12 open Sweet Pea classes plus 4 classes for growers of 50 plants or less.  NSPS bronze medal.  Judge: Mr. D. Collins.  Show also has open classes for roses and other flowers, vegetables, fruit, photography and floral art.


23rd June – Wokingham Horticultural Association

Show held at St. Paul's Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH  Staging 8.30am – 11.15am.  Doors open to public 2.00pm.   Show Secretary Mrs Pauline MacBrayne. (0168 978 9039)

email:  wha-shows@outlook.com      6 classes for sweet peas including a novice class


              24th June – Rayleigh Horticultural Society

Show held at The Mill Arts & Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex.  Entries at 9.00am – 11.00am. Visitors at 2.00pm. 

Show Manager Mr. Peter Noble, 36 Warwick Road, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 8PG.  (01268 745925). 5 classes


30th June – Chiltern Sweet Pea Society

Show held at Hughenden Valley Village Hall, Coombe Lane, Hughenden Valley, Buckinghamshire HP14 4NX.  Staging 8.00am - 12.00noon.  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.


30th June – Hayling Island Horticultural Society

Show held at Hayling Island Community Centre, Hayling Park PO11 0HB. Show opens 1.30pm for disabled and 2pm for the general public.

Show Manager Mr. Tim Speller, 2a Wittering Road, Hayling Island PO11 9SP. 

Open Championship 1st £50, 2nd £30 and 3rd £20. 

Open classes for shades of blue,lavender/mauve, pink, scarlet/red/maroon and white/cream

For all details and entry form see website www.hihs.org.uk


7th July  – Bournemouth in Bloom – The Bournemouth Horticultural Society

Show held at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall, Charminster Road, Bournemouth BH8 9SH. 

Show open 12noon – 5.00pm. 

Show manager David Bassil, 31 Princess Road, Poole, Dorset BH12 1BG.  (01202 752014). 

Email:   bdhsociety@tiscali.co.uk   

All classes are open. to all including  Classes for experienced, intermediate and  novice growers..


7th July – Droitwich Spa & District Horticultural Society

Show held at Chawson Barns, New Chawson Lane, Droitwich WR9 0AQ.  Open to public at 1.00pm. 

Secretary Val Jancey, 80 Blackfriars Avenue, Droitwich Spa, Worcs. WR9 8RH.  (01905 778384). 

Email valrosjan@aol.com  Open to all.


7th July – Wingrave & Rowsham Gardens & Allotments Society (WARGAS)

Show held at Wingrave Community Centre, Buckinghamshire.  Staging Friday 6th July 7.00pm – 11.00pm and Saturday 7th July 6.30am – 10.45am.  Open to public Saturday 8th 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, single vase and 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.


7th 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.


7th July – Witney Horticultural Society

Show held at Witney High Street Methodist Church, Witney Oxon OX28 6HG  Open to public 12.00pm t0 4.00pm

Show Secretary Diana Blackman  (01993 702443)  email: di.blackman@hotmail.co.uk

see www.witneyhorticulturalsociety.com  for more information


7th -  8th July – The Ancient Society of York Florists

Show held at Parliament Street, York City Centre   Show Manager/Secretary John Galvin, 8, Bridge Road, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2RR.  (01904 704829)    email:  johng7834@sky.com

Part of a horticultural festival to celebrate our 259th Anniversary.


23rd – 26th July – Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

Show held at Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells LD2 3SY.  Show open 8.00am – 8pm each day. 

Horticulture Secretary, RWAS Ltd., Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY.  (01982 554409). 

Email:   amanda@rwas.com.     Classes – Open, Novice, Restricted.


4th  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, North Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7NS



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