The Society holds an Annual National Show with upwards of 26 classes
including novice, intermediate, and open sections.
In addition five or six areas hold somewhat smaller shows for the
special benefit of their area members
(but open to all Society
The committee will also consider applications for the
sponsoring of begonia classes in other shows.
or even just getting involved in a Show by helping is a great way to
meet fellow Society members, begonia
and enthusiasts. It is also an excellent way to learn
more about growing these beautiful plants.
you intend to exhibit then you will want to try and have your
begonias at their best when they are on the Show bench. This
means getting the timing right and transporting them without damage. The aim is to have the plants at
their peak "on the bench on the day"
2017 Events as available at
Shrewsbury Flower Show
Friday 12th. & Saturday 13th.
Quarry Park, Shrewsbury
Judges: Cut Bloom & Pot Classes - Robert Nelson and Chris Davies
Species, Intermediate and Novice Classes - Sandra Davies and
FULL SHOW SCHEDULE
ENTRY FORM & STAGING
Note This is the rectified version
Schedules issued by Shrewsbury to existing exhibitors omitted
class 404 for 3 pots Tuberous Double Begonias
NBS National Show Secretary
Annual General Meeting 2016
The 67th. Annual General Meeting
Saturday 20th. February
Manningford Community Hall, Bell's Lane, Nr Maypole Island
Birmingham B14 5TJ
Agenda and Minutes in Members Only section.
Saturday 30th. July
Judge: Barry Walker
Saturday 23rd. April -
Speaker Michael Richardson.
AUTUMN MEETING CHANGE OF DATE
Saturday 8th.October to. Saturday 15th. October - Speaker Jeff Rhodes
Show & Meetings at Outward Memorial Hall, Leeds Road, Outwood, Wakefield WF1
NORTH WEST AREA
SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW
Victoria Park, Southport.
Thursday 18th. - Sunday 21st. August
Judges: Jeff Rhodes and Ian Rhys Williams
The Southport Show on
YouTube Marion Sycamore
Friday 1st. April - Michael Richardson - A novice
Friday 3rd. June - to be announced
Friday 7th. October - Review of the shows.
All at 7.30 pm
Hartwood Hotel, Chorley. On right hand side into Chorley off the
NORTH EAST & SCOTTISH BORDERS AREA
James G R Stewart
DOBBIES GARDEN CENTRE
Street House Farm, Ponteland, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE20 9BT
(next to Newcastle airport).
Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday 28th. & Monday
Judge: Robert Bryce
The first Sunday in the month February, March, June, October &
Sunday 7th. August (new date, July Meeting
Note: April Meeting Tuesday 12th.
May Meeting Tuesday 10th.
All Meetings 2pm - 4pm
We meet at Dinnington Village Hall Annex, a village next to Newcastle
Airport, post code NE13 7LQ.
Cup of tea or coffee and biscuit.
Meetings are open to anyone who wishes to learn more about growing and
these beautiful plants. Small in house demos on all aspects of growing
begonias, from seed through to showing.
Area Representative George Rushforth
Saturday 30th. January tuber sale
Saturday 5th. March
Saturday 9th. April
Saturday 14th. May - Speaker Michael Richardson
Meetings 2:00pm 2:15pm start
Manningford Community Hall Bell's Lane, Nr Maypole Island
Birmingham B14 5TJ
(0121) 744 6621
EAST MIDLANDS AREA
EAST ANGLIAN AREA
Saturday 13th. & Sunday 14th. August
Baytree Nurseries, Weston, Spalding, Lancs.
Judge: Andrew McDougall
Sunday 28th.February - Tuber sale
Sunday 10th. April Spring Meeting.
NORFOLK & SUFFOLK AREA
Area Representative G.A.Keer
SOUTH WALES AREA
South Wales Area Representative Ian Rhys Williams Tel: 01639 720061
Welsh Championship Show.
August Bank Holiday, Sunday 28th &
Monday 29th August
Wyevale Garden Centre, Siemans Way, Enterprise Park, Llansamlet,
Swansea. SA7 9FT.
Judges: Dave Coates and Terry Tasker.
Schedule & Entry Form
Entry forms and schedules can be found on the N B S; web page. Look
at South Wales Area.
Further details from Dorothy M Williams, Show Secretary, tel; 01639
If you have any begonias left why not bring them along to the last N
B S; Show of the year.
You will be warmly welcomed. Or just pay us a visit to see our Show.
Wales Area A G M
Social club, High Street, Glynneath, SA11 5AW at
Easy to find on the main road.
Question and answer session on begonia culture followed by a
projector display on begonias.
Saturday June 11th;
at 10 A
Wyevale Garden Centre,
There will be Amblyseius Cucumeris bags available for the prevention
Sunday 3rd. April - Samuel Kennedy, Scottish
Joint Meeting with the South West Area
Grove Sports Centre, St Marys Grove, Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 2NQ.
Just off junctions 19 or 20, M.5
SOUTH WEST AREA
West Area Representative Gary Dando 01761 432739
Sunday 21st. August
BIDEFORD SHOW The Pannier Market, Bideford.
Judge: Phil Champion
Joint meeting in
conjunction with South Wales Area
Sunday 3rd. April
Both areas are delighted to welcome
Samuel and Elizabeth Kennedy from the Scottish Begonia Society.
An event not to be missed.
Further details will be advised. Also, plant and tuber sale of named
Venue: Grove Sports Centre, St Mary’s Grove,
Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 2NQ.
Just off junctions 19 or 20, M.5.
information/directions contact Gary Dando on 01761 432739
SOUTH COAST AREA
The South Coast Show
Will take place this year at Crookhorn College of Technology, Purbrook
on Sunday 21st. August
This has been negotiated with the NBS committee and Purbrook Horticultural
Judges: Chris and Sandra Davies
In the absence of an Area Rep and venue we had exhibitors that still
wanted to show. In order to achieve this
we approached Purbrook and agreed the South Coast Area Show would form
part of their show.
Staging 4.30pm - 8pm Saturday 20th and 8.00 - 10.15
Full details will be available on the
Purbrook Horticultural Society website
or sae to Show Secretary Charles Mobsby. 17 Padnell Road,
Cowplain PO8 8DZ.
Shows run by the PHS are open to all.
The usual trophies and NBS medals will be available to members of the
National Begonia Society only.