Shows

SHOW BUSINESS
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 Garden 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, so other meetings and shows may be held and will be advertised here.

Current Shows and Group Meetings Planned in 2022/23

Our shows and group meetings are subject to coronavirus restrictions but we will publicise on this website and Facebook whether they are expected to go ahead.

Early Autumn Show 2022: Sunday 18 September 2022 (Joint show with ‘The Fritillaria Group‘) – Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Show Schedule Early Autumn 2022

Late Autumn Show 2022: Saturday 8 October 2022 – National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning, RHS Wisley
Show Schedule Late Autumn 2022

Winter Show 2023: Saturday 11 February 2023 (Joint show with ‘The British Iris Society’) – National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning, RHS Wisley
(Example) Show Schedule Winter

Midlands Group Meeting: to be arranged (generally February/March) – Norton Community Centre

Spring Show 2023: Saturday 25 March 2023 – RHS Harlow Carr
(Example) Show Schedule Spring

Early Autumn Show 2023: Saturday 23 September 2023 – National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning, RHS Wisley
(Example) Show Schedule Early Autumn

Midlands Group Meeting: to be arranged (generally September/October) – Norton Community Centre

Late Autumn Show 2023: Sunday 15 October 2023 – Birmingham Botanical Gardens
(Example) Show Schedule Late Autumn

Directions to Shows

RHS Wisley – Wisley Lane, Wisley, Woking GU23 6QB
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 Botanical Gardens – 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.

RHS Harlow Carr – Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate HG3 1QB

Norton Community Centre – Kempton Way, off Glebe Lane, Norton, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 3AZ