Update - OSGB Spring Show 2018

Sat, Mar 3 2018 09:15

OSGB Spring Show 2018

 10th March, RHS Wisley

 The Society’s Spring Show will be held on Saturday 10th March, at RHS Garden Wisley. In a revision to the printed guidance in the Journal our Show will be based in the Glasshouse Gallery as in previous years, since the new permanent display for the Gallery has not been installed yet.

 Members wishing to enter their plants should send a list of the plants and classes they wish to enter to Dusha Hayes, Chair of the Judging Subcommittee, by post (62 Link Lane, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 9DZ) or e-mail (dushahayes @ blueyonder.co.uk) a few days before the show. This will help with advance preparation of show tables. Entries will be accepted on the day. Classes for competition are in the Journal Annual Supplement.

 Member's plants may be brought to the show via the Mill Lane entrance only (full details in the latest Journal). Access will be granted using the Mill Lane metal gate entrance at either 08:00 or 08:30. All plants will be inspected to check that they are healthy and free from pests. Any suspect plants may be denied entry. Please ensure that you leave enough time for this. Judging will start promptly at 09:00 and must be completed by 10:00 when the Glasshouse opens to the public. Vehicles brought in via Mill Lane will be relocated onsite in a staff area. The trophies will be presented at 15:00 and the show will close at 16:30. 

 Trey Sanders of Orchid Botanics with Francis Quesada-Pallarés (M: 07951070637) will be the trade stand, and Jo Kelleher has agreed to put on one of her magnificent displays. There will be re-potting demonstrations during the show. The main pedestrian entrance opens at 09:00 giving access to the Gardens but the Glasshouse does not open until 10:00. RHS members are admitted free of charge and the OSGB are using their Affiliated Society free tickets for entry to the Show. Therefore there will be 55 free entry passes available starting from 09:00. As a courtesy to other members, if you are a member of both societies please try and use your RHS membership card for entry. 

Jo Kelleher and her stunning display of flowering orchids in 2017 [Photo © Lady Samantha Feilding 2017]