The Society usually holds four shows each year, including one in conjunction with an annual conference, featuring illustrated lectures. They are often staged at the RHS Gardens at Wisley or at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. However, the Society seeks to schedule events at different locations, to enable a wider portion of the membership to attend, and other meetings and shows may be held and will be advertised here.
Current Shows and Group Meetings Planned in 2018
Winter Show: Sunday 4 February 2018 – Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Show Schedule Winter 2018 Birmingham
Midlands Group Meeting: To be advised, expected February – Norton Community Centre
Spring Show: Saturday 7 April 2018 – Hillside Events Centre, RHS Wisley
Show Schedule Spring 2018 Wisley
Early Autumn Show and Conference: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 September 2018 – RHS Harlow Carr
Show Schedule Early Autumn 2017 Birmingham
Late Autumn Show: Sunday 14 October 2018 – Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Show Schedule Late Autumn 2017 Wisley
Directions to Shows
From London, the west, southwest, north, east and Kent
Leave the M25 at junction 10 and head southwest on the A3 towards Guildford. After about 1½ miles take the slip road for ‘Ripley’, turn right under the A3 and right up the slip road to join the A3 northbound. After about 100 metres turn left for the RHS Wisley Gardens.
From the south
From Guildford head northeast on the A3 towards London for about 6 miles. About 1 mile before the turn-off for Wisley you will pass a BP service station on both sides of the road. As you reach the bottom of the hill past the service station, the turn left for RHS Wisley is on the left.
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Glasshouses are situated in Westbourne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3TR. Tel: 0121 454 1860.
FROM M40 – Take M42 West to M5 North and then follow directions from M5.
FROM M5 – Leave at Junction 3 and take A456 signposted to City Centre. Turn right on to B4129 (Norfolk Road) signposted to Botanical Gardens.
FROM M6 – Leave at Junction 6 and take A38(M) to City Centre. Follow underpasses sign posted Birmingham West to A456. At Five Ways island turn left on to B4217 (Calthorpe Road) signposted to Botanical Gardens.
The gardens are well signposted with brown and cream tourist signs from at least two miles away. If you have a De Luxe Birmingham A-Z map, the reference is page 116 4B. On the Ordnance Survey Street Atlas of Birmingham and West Midlands, the map reference is page 85 7F.
Norton Community Centre
Kempton Way, off Glebe Lane, Norton, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 3AZ