Diary Dates

2017 Events


Saturday 11th March

Annual General Meeting, followed by the Spring Social

at the  Chase Hotel, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 6AG



There will be NSPS display stands at the following events:


Monday 11th to Tuesday 12th April

RHS Harlow Carr, HG3 1UE,  Sweet Pea Awareness Days


Sunday 23th April

Arley Hall, Northwich, Cheshire, Sweet Pea Awareness Day


Thursday 11th to Sunday 14th May

RHS Malvern Show


Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th June

Chatsworth Show


Wednesday 28th to Thursday 29th June

NSPS Early National Show, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, MK17 8UE


Wednesday 19th July

NSPS Late National Show, Driffield, YO25 9FB.  This postcode has just been changed since the beginning of 2017 and is not currently updated on Google Maps.  If this causes a problem for you try using the old postcode YO25 9DN


Wednesday 19th to Sunday 23rd July

RHS Tatton Show


Monday 24th to Thursday 27th July

Royal Welsh Show


Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th July

North West Regional Show Chorley


Thursday 17th to Sunday 21st August

Southport Flower Show










4 June/16 July  Chingford Horticultural Society

Show held at Mornington Hall, Chingford. Open 2pm - 4.45pm. Show Secretary Mrs. L. Smethurst, 28 Buxton Road, Chingford E4 7DP.  Tel:020 8529 2277. See Society website www.chinghortsoc.org.uk


18 June - Ewell Horticultural Association

Show held at Blenheim High School, Longmead Road, Epsom,

Surrey KT19 9BH. Open to public 2.30pm 4.30pm. Secretary, Lynne Mason

Tel: 0208 393 9257. Various Classes.


18 June Middle Rasen & District Horticultural Society

Show held at Middle Rasen Village Hall, Wilkinson Drive. Show open 2.30pm 4.30pm. Secretary Mrs. C. M. Bennett, Woodside Farm, West Rasen, Market Rasen,

Lincolnshire LN8 3LZ.

Tel:01673 843206.    Email  maybennett@hotmail.co.uk

Five open classes ranging from specimen bloom to three vases of 9

stems in each. Also a Novice Section. Entries by 12 noon on day of show. Trophies plus NSPS bronze medal and certificate.

Also classes for roses, other flowers, pot plants and floral art.


18 and 19 June New Forest and District Sweet Pea Society Show

held at Wolvercroft World of Plants, Fordingbridge Road, Alderholt, Dorset.

SP6 3BE. Open Saturday 11am 5pm and Sunday 10am 4pm.

Show Secretary Mr. J. Gillingham, 150 Cutlers Place,

Wimborne, Dorset BH21 2HZ.

Tel:01202 887006

Open sweet pea classes.


22 June Blandford and District Horticultural Society Show held at Anne Biddlecome Hall, Tarrant Keynstone, Blandford, Dorset.

Setting up 2pm. Judging 6.30pm. Presentations 8pm.

Show Manager/Secretary Mr. C. F. Hovard, Tzuhalem, Nutford, Blandford,

Dorset DT11 0QJ.  Email hovey84@talktalk.net

15 Open Classes and 10 Rose Classes.


25June Hayling Island Horticultural Society Show

held at Hayling Island Community Centre, Hayling Park PO11 0HB. Show opens 2pm. Show Manager Mr Tim Speller, 2a Wittering Road, Hayling Island PO11 9SP

9 Open Sweet Pea classes including Championship with prizes £50, £30

and £20. For all details see website



25June Rustington Horticultural Association

Show held at The Woodland Centre, Woodland Road, Rust

ington, West Sussex BN16 3HB. Staging 7am 10.30am. Doors open 2pm.

Show Manager Mrs. Alison Valentini, 29 North Lane, Rustington, West

Sussex BN16 3PL.

Tel: 01903 856007. 13 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


25 June Wokingham Horticultural Association Summer Show

Show held at St. Pauls Parish Rooms, Reading Road, Wokingham RG41 1EH.

Staging 8.30am 11.15am. Judging 11.30am. Open to public 2pm 4pm.

Show Secretary Pauline MacBrayne, 12 Crutchley Road, Wokingham RG40 1XA.

Email  pauline.macbrayne@gmail.com

Tel:0118 978 6131.

Classes for sweet peas, 2 vases, 2 different cultivars,6 stems of same cultivar in each vase; 1 vase 3 different cultivars, 3 stems of each cultivar; 1 vase mixed 9 stems; 1 vase of 1 cultivar 6 stems; 1 bowl in own container. Novice 1 vase of 6 stems more than 1



26 June Rayleigh Horticultural Society

Show held at The Mill Arts & Events Centre, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, Essex. Entries at 9am to 11am.   Visitors at 2pm.

Show Manager Mr. Peter Noble, 36 Warwick Road, Rayleigh, Essex SS6 8PG.

Tel:01268 745925. 5 classes.


2 July Ainsdale Horticultural Society

Show held at Ainsdale Village Green, Ainsdale, Southport PR8. Show open 10.00am

5.00pm. Show Manager/Secretary Mrs. Patricia Pearce, 3 Mickleton Drive, Ainsdale, Southport PR8 2QX.

Tel: 01704 576345. Website www.ainsdalehorticulturalsociety.org.uk

Classes 3 vases 9 stems per vase distinct variety. 2 vases 9 stems per vase. 1 vase maximum 9 stems. 1 bowl old fashioned sweet peas with foliage. Show Schedule will be sent when printed.


2 July Downton Horticultural Society

Show held at Downton Memorial Hall. Show open 7.00am - 5.00pm.

Show Manager/Secretary Mrs. C. Parry, Cymberline, 51 The Borough, Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LX.

Members and open classes.


2 July Wingrave & Rowsham Gardens & Allotments Society (WARGAS)

Show held at Wingrave Community Centre, Buckinghamshire.

Staging Friday 1ttJuly 7pm 11pm and Saturday 2nd July 6.30am 10.45am. Open to public Saturday 2ndJuly 2.30pm 4.45pm.

Show Secretary Tony White, 34 Winslow Road, Wingrave, Buckinghamshire HP22 4PS.

Tel: 01296 681548.  Email tonywc.white@virgin.net

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.

Also Includes open village show, vegetables, fruit, flowers, domestic, floral art, photog

raphy and childrens classes.


5 July Chiltern Sweet Pea Society

Show held at Lane End Village Hall, Church Road, Lane End, High Wycombe, Bucks, HP14 3JE. Staging 12.30pm 4pm, bowls and baskets until 5pm. Open 7pm.

Show manager Mr Chris Gray, 68 Narbeth Drive, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP20 1NU

Tel:01296 488160.

Mixed open classes including sections for 100 and 200 cordon growers. All exhibitors welcome. PLEASE NOTE THE NEW VENUE


9 July Droitwich Spa & District Horticultural Society

Show held at Davids Nurseries, Ash Lane, Martin Hussingtree, Worcester. WR3 8TB

Open to public at 1pm. Secretary Val Ja1pm. Secretary Val Jancey, 80 Blackfriars Avenue, Droitwich Spa, Worcs. WR9 8RH.

Tel:01905 778384. Email valrosjan@aol.com  Open to all.


16 July Ascot Horticultural Society

Show held at the Licensed VictuallersSchool, London Road, Ascot SL5 8DR.

Show open 1.00pm 5.00pm. Show Secretary Mrs. D. Hathaway, 35 Kennel Ride, North Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7NS.

Tel: 01344 884637.


16 July Fordingbridge & District Horticultural Society

Show held at The Fordingbridge Summer Festival, Recreation Ground, Fordingbridge. Staging 7.30am 9.30am. Open to the public 11am 4pm.

Show Secretary Mrs. Doreen James, 8 Sharpley Close, Fordingbridge,

Hampshire SP6 1LG.

Tel: 01425 655509 or 07773732815. Email  doreen.james44@talktalk.net


18 21 July Royal Welsh Agricultural Society

Show held at Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells.

Show open 8am each day.

Horticulture Secretary, RWAS Ltd., Builth Wells, Powys LD2 3SY.

Tel:01982 554409. Email amanda@rwas.co.uk

Classes Open, Novice, Restricted.


13 August 2016 Clutton Flower Show

Show held at Rudges Field, Bendalls Bridge, Clutton, Bristol BS39 5SJ. Multiple and single vase classes. Entries close 9pm 11 August, staging from 8pm on 12 August . Schedule available from Pat Williams, Jaffna, Church Lane, Clutton, Bristol BS39 5SS. Email pat.williams17@btinternet.com

.Showground with entertainments and refreshments open from 1pm. Exhibition marquee open from 2pm.


20 August Disley & Lyme Horticultural Society

Show held at Disley Amalgamated Sports Club. Open from12.00pm.

Show Manager Dean Stafford, 21 Scafell Close, High Lane, Stockport SK6 8JA.

Tel:01663 763015. Email dsdlhs@live.co.uk

Attractions to include arts and crafts, flower arranging displays, Sweet Pea Society display stand and many others. Free shuttle bus from High Lane Library. Website




Print Print | Sitemap
© Roger Parsons