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AGS Shows: EAST LANCASHIRE National Show 21st March 2015

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Contribution from Cliff Booker 13 March 2015, 09:45top / bottom of page


SATURDAY 21st MARCH 2015 from 11.30am.




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.

Contribution from Cliff Booker 19 March 2015, 08:40top / bottom of page
Looking good ...

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.

Contribution from Cliff Booker 21 March 2015, 20:51top / bottom of page
After the event ...

Hearty congratulations to Show Secretary, Carol Kellett and her wonderful team of helpers on another superb East Lancashire AGS Show today. The show benches were full of incredible plants and the event attracted exhibitors and visitors from across the north of England, from Wales and from the Midlands. Many thanks to everyone involved and we hope you all had a safe and trouble-free journey home.



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.

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