Shows

SHOW BUSINESS
The Society usually holds four shows each year. In 2017, three at the RHS Gardens at Wisley and a fourth, in conjunction with the annual conference, at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. However, the Society is seeking to schedule events at different locations and other meetings and shows may be held and will be advertised here. Most recently, an additional show, the Penrith Joint Conference Show (with Scottish Rock Garden Club), was held in September 2016 in Penrith, Cumbria.

Current Shows and Group Meetings in 2017-18

Midlands Group Meeting: Sunday 3 September 2017 – Norton Community Centre

Conference Show: Sunday 10 September 2017 – Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Show Schedule Birmingham Show 2017

Autumn Show: Sunday 15 October 2017 – Hillside Events Centre, RHS Wisley
Show Schedule Wisley Autumn Show 2017

Winter Show: Sunday 4 February 2018 – Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Show Schedule Wisley Winter Show 2017

Spring Show: Saturday 7 April 2018 – Hillside Events Centre, RHS Wisley
Show Schedule Wisley Spring Show 2017

Conference Show: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 September 2018 – RHS Harlow Carr
Show Schedule Birmingham Show 2017

Autumn Show: October 2018 – Hillside Events Centre, RHS Wisley
Show Schedule Wisley Autumn Show 2017

Directions to Shows

Wisley
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.

Birmingham
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