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EVENTS IN 2017 (known so far & some may be subject to change)

The Society holds an Annual National Show with upwards of 26 classes for begonias
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 members). 
The committee will also consider applications for the sponsoring  of begonia classes in other shows.

   Exhibiting, or even just getting involved in a Show by helping is a great way to meet fellow Society members, begonia growers and enthusiasts.  It is also an excellent way to learn more about growing these beautiful plants.

    If 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"
 

NATIONAL SHOW
Shrewsbury Flower Show
Friday 11th. & Saturday 12th. August  2017
Quarry Park, Shrewsbury
Judges: Open Cut Bloom and Pot Classes - Robert Nelson (SBS Judge) and Sandra Davies
Species, Intermediate and Novice Classes - Chris Davies and Robert Bryce
RESULTS     PICTURES    NBS CLASSES SCHEDULE

Pictures of last year's Show
 

NBS National Show Secretary
Mike Avis

Annual General Meeting  2017
The 67th. Annual General Meeting
Saturday 18th. February
Manningford Community Hall,  Bell's Lane,  Nr Maypole Island
Birmingham B14 5TJ

YORKSHIRE/HUMBERSIDE AREA
Area Representative  Jeff Rhodes

AREA SHOW
Saturday 29th. July
Schedules from Jeff Rhodes
Judge: Robert Bryce
SCHEDULE     RESULTS     PICTURES
 

AREA MEETINGS
Saturday 22nd. April

 Speaker Bob Bryce.
Saturday 14th. October
Speaker Ron Aldous.

Show & Meetings at Outward Memorial Hall, Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

NORTH WEST AREA
North West Area Representative  Dave Weatherby

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW
Victoria Park, Southport.
Thursday 17th. - Sunday 20th. August
Judges: Jeff Rhodes and Ian Rhys Williams
Schedule     Results    Pictures
 

MEETINGS
Friday 17th. March - NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
 
Phil Champion    2016 triple 12 board champion (this will be a great talk).
Friday 2nd. June
Something interesting in the pipe line..

Friday 6th. October
Revue of the shows 2017
 

All at 7.30 pm Hartwood Hotel, Chorley. Tel 01257 269966 (Hotel business only) 

CENTRAL AREA
 

OPEN DAY

Sunday 23rd. July  10.30 - 17.00
FIBREX NURSERIES
CANCELLED

 

EAST MIDLANDS AREA
Area Representative   Colin Nicklin

AREA SHOW
(Beauvale Horticultural Show)
Sunday 27th. August

NORFOLK & SUFFOLK AREA
Area Representative   G.A.Keer

SOUTH WALES AREA
South Wales Area Representative  Ian Rhys Williams  Tel: 01639 720061

Welsh Championship Show.
Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August
 
Wyevale Garden Centre, Siemans Way, Enterprise Park, Llansamlet, Swansea. SA7 9FT
Judge: Terry Tasker
Staging on Saturday evening from 3: P M; until close of store at 6: PM.
Then on Sunday morning from 9: AM; until 10: 45 A M; before judging commences at 11: AM.
 All show entries to Dorothy M Williams, in before Thursday, 6: PM prior to the show,
 so that bench space can be allocated for each entry please.

Results

AREA MEETINGS

Sunday 2nd. April  1.30 - 5.30pm.  Joint Meeting with South West Area.
 -  John  Hamilton, one of the best growers in modern times in the UK.
Sale of plants. John and John Chiswell will be selling much sought after verieties at the talk.
Meeting in conjunction with the South West Area
Lysaght Institute, Orb Drive, Newport, Gwent NP19 0RB
A few minutes off junction 24 of the M4, less than 10 minutes from the Severn Bridge and an hour from the Midlands.

Those who wish to have Sunday Dinner prior to the talk, please meet at
 The Blaina Wharf Public House, NP20 2FN at 11:30/ 11:45 A M.
 
Excellent food at a very reasonable price.
Due to the popularity of the pub; no prior bookings can be made, thus please arrive in good time.
The Blaina Wharf is situated on the left - Newport side of the arched white bridge by the set of traffic lights.
Please let John Chiswell, Gary Dando or me know if you intend having food.
                                                                                                                                        Ian Rhys Williams

Sunday 7th. May 1.30pm
- Meeting & plant sale
Wyevale Garden Centre, Enterprise Park, Llansamlet, Swansea SA7 9FT.

Sunday, 1st; October  2.15pm
Area meeting and talk
Glynneath Social Club, High Street, Glynneath, SA11 5AW
 Speaker to be arranged.   All warmly welcomed.

Sunday, 1st. October  2.15pm
Venue, Glynneath Social Club, Glynneath, in the upstairs lounge .Easy to find on the main street. 
Speaker, Ian Rhys Williams.
Topic Area- Garden Begonias and photos from our Area Show. Question and answer session.
All warmly welcome.
 

SOUTH WEST AREA

SOUTH WEST REGIONAL SHOW
Sunday 20th. August

The Pannier Market, Bideford, North Devon. EX39 2DX
Judge: Andrew MacDougall
Staging 7.30 to 9.00 pm on Saturday 19th and Sunday morning until 10.00 am.
Schedules will be sent to all previous exhibitors.
Why not consider entering and enjoying a day out a day out in North Devon?
  You will be most welcome.
SCHEDULE     RESULTS     PICTURES
For further information please contact  
Mike Avis  Tel: 01237 475914

 

AREA MEETINGS
Joint meeting in conjunction with South Wales Area
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Sunday 2nd. April  1.30 - 5.30pm.

John Hamilton, the renowned Scottish grower, will give a presentation to a joint meeting with South Wales Area.
John will be bringing around 100 begonias for sale.  These are sought after varieties rarely available in this area,
John Chiswell will hopefully have available some of his choice begonias.

Venue: Lysaght Institute, Orb Drive, Newport, Gwent NP19 0RB
A few minutes off junction 24 of the M4, less than 10 minutes from the Severn Bridge and an hour from the Midlands.
For those requiring lunch we have arranged to meet at the Blaina Wharf Carvery NP20 2FN
 which is located 100 yards from the meeting venue. 
Meet sharp at 11.45 a.m.to enable seating together.

Sunday 30th. April
The area is delighted that Rosemary Langdon of Blackmore and Langdon has agreed to give a talk to members.
    An event not to be missed.
Followed by pictures of 2016 shows by John Chiswell.
Also, plant and tuber sale of named varieties.
Venue: Grove Sports Centre, St Mary’s Grove, Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 2NQ. Just off junctions 19 or 20, M.5.
There will be the usual Sunday lunch prior to the meeting at the Moorend Spout, Kingshill,  Nailsea BS48 2BB at 12 noon prompt.
For bookings, please telephone Tony Willoughby 01275 854035.

For further information on both events contact Gary Dando on 01761 432739
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SOUTH COAST AREA
 

SCOTTISH BEGONIA SOCIETY  DUNDEE SHOW

Friday 1st September to Saturday 2nd September
 
Camperdown Country Park, Coupar Angus Road, Dundee DD2 4TF
Judges: Ian Donaldson, Barry Walker (NBS Judge), John Chiswell, Trainee Mike Richardson

(There is no Ayr Show)
 

 

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