AGS Shows: EAST LANCASHIRE National Show 21st March 2015
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NATIONAL SPRING ALPINE FLOWER SHOW
SATURDAY 21st MARCH 2015 from 11.30am.
EAST LANCASHIRE ALPINE FLOWER SHOW
THE RIVERSIDE, WHITWORTH CIVIC HALL, MARKET STREET, WHITWORTH.
NEAR ROCHDALE : OL12 8DP
Huge Alpine Garden Society Spring Flower Show - over 140 classes; the nation's leading exhibitors.
Top nurseries selling rare and beautiful plants. Raffle, tombola, free parking, excellent refreshments.
Licensed bar, over 500 exhibits of rare alpines, dwarf conifers, bulbs, hardy garden plants.
A dream destination for photographers and gardeners of every persuasion.
Doors open from 11.30am until 4pm.
Only £2.50 per person, accompanied children under 12 free.
Show Secretary Carol Kellett 01257 273382
Further details re: The East Lancashire Local Group - 01706 356385.
Everyone welcome. Beginners especially encouraged.
Great news! The weather looks fine for the East Lancashire Show this weekend and there shouldn't be another cancellation for heavy snow. We look forward to welcoming exhibitors, nurserymen, judges and visitors to our lovely hall here in Whitworth. Please bring your exhibits, your sales plants, your relatives and your friends to this very friendly show and, if you are a first time exhibitor, then please be brave and bring a plant along ... we will give advice and assistance and, you never know, you may win a prize.
Looking forward to welcoming you all to The Riverside on Saturday ... have a safe and trouble-free journey.
Just look at this Cyclamen pseudibericum that gained the Farrer Medal at the East Lancashire AGS show for Frank & Barbara Hoyle. What a giant, what a gem, what a startling achievement!!! Congratulations to this prolific couple.
When quizzed about the age of this exhibit, Frank would only say; "Older than me! ", so who knows … the pot is enormous and probably full of one big daddy cyclamen. Two more images of the tremendous cyclamen … and, the amazing Dionysia that shines out in the second image is also one of Frank and Barbara's amazing stable of plants. Other equally impressive yellow Hoyle spheres appeared in several classes.