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National Society Championship
The National Show  2009

2010 Events

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" 


8' x 4' Group.
The National Show  2009


Pendula Class
The National Show  2009


The British Championship
National Show 2009


Pot plant Classes
South Wales Area Show  2009


Pot Plant Classes
South West Area Show 2009


Begonia Rex Class
East Anglian Area Show 2009


6 Cut bloom Class.
Southport Show.  2009

Annual General Meeting
The 61st. Annual General Meeting
Saturday 10th. April   2pm
Manningford Community Hall,  Bell's Lane,  Nr Maypole Island
Birmingham B14 5TJ

The National Show
Held in Conjunction with
The Gardener's Weekend,  Kings Heath Park,  Birmingham
Saturday 4th. &  Sunday 5th. September
SCHEDULE     RESULTS     PICTURES
Pictures of last year's Show

YORKSHIRE/HUMBERSIDE AREA

AREA SHOW
Saturday 31st. July
Outwood Memorial Hall, Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE
SCHEDULE    RESULTS     PICTURES

MEETINGS
Saturday 17th. April  2pm. - Speaker Andrew MacDougall
Saturday 16th. October  2pm.

Outwood Memorial Hall (upstairs), Leeds Road (A61), Outwood, Wakefield  WF1 2NE

NORTH WEST AREA

SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW
Victoria Park, Southport.
Thursday 19th. Friday 20th. Saturday 21st. Sunday 22nd. August 
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PICTURES     RESULTS

MEETINGS
Friday 2nd. April 7.30pm - Speaker Ian Donaldson, Scottish Begonia Society
Friday 4th. June 7.30pm - Speaker Derek L Telford on pot plants.
Friday 1st. October 7.30pm - Speaker Terry Tasker
Hartwood Hotel, Chorley.  On right hand side into Chorley off the M61.

CENTRAL AREA

MEETINGS

Saturday 20th. February 2pm - Tuber & plant auction.
Saturday 15th. May 2pm - Speaker Dave Staines on his way and thoughts on begonia hybridizing.
Saturday 17th. July 2pm - Speaker to be announced.
Saturday 23rd. October 2pm - Speaker to be announced.

NEW VENUE
Manningford Hall Community Centre B14 5TJ , Bells Lane, corner of Manningford road, just over 1/4 mile from Maypole island where A435 dual carriageway from Evesham and junction 3 of M42 enters Birmingham from the South.

EAST ANGLIAN AREA

AREA SHOW
Baytree Nurseries,  Weston,  Spalding,  Lancs.
Saturday 14th. & Sunday 15th. August
Judge: Alan Bryce
SCHEDULE     RESULTS     PICTURES

MEETINGS

Sunday 7th. March 2.30pm - Plant Sale
Sunday 24
th. October 2.30pm - Speaker Jack Larter

 
The Canteen, Castle Cement, Ketton, Stamford, Lincs.

NORFOLK & SUFFOLK AREA

MEETINGS

Saturday 14th. March 2.30pm- Tuber Sale
Roydon Village Hall, near Diss, Norfolk. On the A1066.

Sunday 25th. April 2.30pm - Plant Sale
Sunday 13th. June 2.30pm - The Aspects of Begonia Growing
Freston Village Hall, near Ipswich.

THOMSON & MORGAN OPEN DAYS
Saturday 31st. August & Sunday 1st. September. Gates open 10am.
The Trials Grounds. Poplar Lane, Ipswich, just off the A14 behind the Holiday Inn.

SOUTH WALES AREA

AREA SHOW
SOUTH WALES OPEN BEGONIA SHOW
Sunday 29th. & Monday 30th. August
Judges: Alan Harris & Andrew MacDougall
Wyevale Swansea Garden Centre
Siemans Way, Enterprise Park, Llansamlet, Swansea  SA79FT
Staging of entries can commence on Saturday afternoon 4 - 6PM and on Sunday morning at 9 to 11AM.

 For schedule and
further details of Show and directions
please contact Dorothy Williams, 01639 720061
 
 Dyffryn-Yr-Eos, Brynhyfryd, Glynneath, Neath. SA11 5BA.
SCHEDULE     RESULTS     REPORT & PICTURES

MEETINGS
Sunday 18th, April,  Talk and plant sale.
Briton Ferry Community Centre, Briton Ferry, Neath, at 2:15 PM. Guest Speaker, John Chiswell, 2006, winner of the Blue Ribbon and Twelve Board, National Championship . John will give a talk and digital photo presentation, on his methods of growing, with a practical demonstration of taking cuttings. All welcome. For directions to the venue and further details, Tel;
Ian Rhys Williams, 01639 720061.

Tuesday, 27th, April,  Talk and plant sale.
Dunvant Workingman’s Club, Dunvant, Swansea, at 7:30 PM. Speaker, Ian Rhys Williams. Topic area- Begonia cultivation, an alternative way to good growing. A practical demonstration will also be given, with a digital photo show, followed by a question and answer session. All are welcome. Further information can be obtained from the above contacts.

Sunday 20th. June,
At the home of Lorraine Rudd in conjunction with the National Garden Scheme, Open day, at 2:15 PM.
 Lorraine's garden is open to the public from 10 AM; to 4:30 PM. Entry fee is donated to charity. All are welcome to the meeting. The Area Show will be discussed. Plant supports, bloom tubes and Polo shirts will be on sale.
For further details contact Ian Rhys Williams, 01639 720061.
Lorraine's address is Brynheulog, 45, Heol y Graig, Cwmgwrach, Glynneath, Neath. SA11 5TW.Why not make a day of it and admire the beautiful gardens prior to the meeting.

NEW
Sunday 21st. November.  AGM 
The Annual General Meeting to be held at Briton Ferry Community Hall, Briton Ferry, Neath, 2:15; P M.
After a short A G M; a digital photo show will be presented of the 2010 Shows, followed by a question and answer session, particularly useful for the newer members'. All welcome.
South Wales Area Rep; Ian Rhys Williams. Tel; 01639 720061

SOUTH COAST AREA

SHOW
Solent Fuchsia Club Show on Saturday 31st. July
 at Titchfield Community Centre which is approx. 4 miles from our previous venue in Portchester located just west of Fareham.

   The classes are for 6 cut blooms,3 cut blooms,1 cut bloom, 1 pot and 1 pot restricted. The show opens at 10 am and also incorporates displays of Orchids and Pelargoniums.

SCHEDULE     RESULTS     PICTURES

Details from davidcoates3@sky.com or new phone number 02392210846.

SOUTH WEST AREA

ANNUAL SHOW
Sunday 15th. August.
BIDEFORD SHOW  The Pannier Market, Bideford.

Information and schedules from Mike Avis on 01237 475914 or email: michael.avis@virgin.net 
SCHEDULE     RESULTS     REPORT & PICTURES

Pictures of last year's Show

MEETINGS
MEETING & PLANT SALE
Sunday 11th. April  2.30pm .

Illustrated talk by top grower and exhibitor, Jack Larter.
 Lessons with tips we can all learn from. Followed by a plant and tuber sale of named varieties.
Grove Sports Centre, St Mary’s Grove, Nailsea, North Somerset, BS48 2NQ.  Just off junctions 19 or 20, M.5.
For further information/directions contact Basil Billinger 01275 855675 or email: b.c.billinger@talktalk.net

THE SCOTTISH BEGONIA SOCIETY
AYR FLOWER SHOW

Friday 6th. Saturday 7th. & Sunday 8th. August

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