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EVENTS IN 2019 (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 9th. & Saturday 10th. August
Quarry Park, Shrewsbury
Judges: Open Cut Bloom and Pot Classes - Terry Tasker & George Thompson (SBS Judge)
Species, Intermediate & Novice Classes - Ian Rhys Williams & Robert Bryce
NBS National Show Secretary Mike Avis

Annual General Meeting  2019
The 70th. Annual General Meeting
1pm  Saturday 9th. February
Manningford Community Hall,  Bell's Lane,  Nr Maypole Island
Birmingham B14 5TJ

NORTH WEST AREA
North West Area Representative  Dave Weatherby

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW
Thursday 15th. - Sunday 18th. August
Victoria Park, Southport.

Judges: Andrew MacDougall and Jim Evans

MEETINGS

First Fridays in April, June and October
April Meeting - 
Speaker:Tony Shepherdson
Let us have an exceptional turnout please for this outstanding showman.

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

CENTRAL AREA
Area Representative  Steve Jones

THE WORCESTER SHOW
Sunday 11th. August

The Central area will have a display in the floral marquee.
Please contact Steve for details if you would like to bring some of your plants to display.

MEETING
Saturday 1st. June

  In Worcester close to junction 6 of the M5. Times and venue  details to follow.
Speaker: Robert Bryce
All welcome for this  talk by one of the country’s top growers and exhibitors in both pot plant and cut bloom entries.

 

EAST MIDLANDS AREA
Area Representative   Colin Nicklin

AREA SHOW
(Beauvale Horticultural Show)
 

NORFOLK & SUFFOLK AREA
Area Representative   G.A.Keer

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

The South Wales Area Championship Show.
Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th August

Please remember, that the Show will be held three weeks earlier again this year,
  Wyevale Garden Centre, Siemens Way, Llansamlet, Swansea. SA7 9FT.
 
Schedules can be downloaded from the N B S; web page.
South Wales Area Members’ to meet on Thursday 1st; August at Wyevale at 11:00 A M; to prepare the Show Area.

Times of staging exhibits.
Friday afternoon 2nd; August, from 2:00 to 5:30. Wyevale closes at 6:00 P M.
Saturday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 AM

Judge:
Terry Tasker.
Judging commences at 11: 15 AM.

AREA MEETINGS

Area A G M  to be held at Wyevale Garden Centre, Llansamlet, SA7 9FT,
 in Café Area at 10 AM; on Saturday, March 30th
Everyone welcome.

 

SOUTH WEST AREA
Area Representative  Gary Dando

SOUTH WEST REGIONAL SHOW
Sunday 18th. August

The Pannier Market, Bideford, North Devon. EX39 2DX
Judge: Chris and Sandra Davies

AREA MEETINGS
Sunday 14th April at 2.30pm
Speaker: Terry Tasker


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" .
For bookings, please contact Basil Billinger.  Tel: 01275 855675

SCOTTISH BEGONIA SOCIETY NATIONAL SHOW
  Dundee Flower & Food Festival
Friday 6th. - Sunday 8th. September
Camperdown Country Park, Coupar Angus Road, Dundee DD2 4TF

Judges: (SBS) to be announced,  Mike Richardson (NBS Judge)

 

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