The Ancient Society of York Florists

          the oldest horticultural society in the world - founded 1768


Latest News



Time Immemorial

Show Dates

Show Schedules

Trophy Winners

Photo Gallery

Contact us

Join us


Welcome to The Ancient Society of York Florists

(a Society for the Amateur Gardener, Grower & Exhibitor

of Fruit, Flowers & Vegetables, Floral Art, Handicrafts & Baking)

we hold the record for 'worlds longest running horticultural show - established 1768'

all shows held in the Recreation Hall, The Village, Wigginton YO32 2LL.


Auricula Ancient Society

         Auricula Ancient Society was raised by Mr K Bowser and named after the Ancient Society of York Florists. A popular Gold Centred Alpine Auricula that many exhibitors now grow. Photo by K. Leeming




Affiliated to:

The National Chrysanthemum Society     The National Dahlia Society     The National Vegetable Society

The Daffodil Society        The Royal Horticultural Society        The National Sweet Pea Society


      Copyright: Webmaster / ancient society of york florists 2009                                                          last updated: 08 Jan 2024


PATRONS  His Grace The Archbishop of York;  The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of York;  Lady Deramore;                           Sir Marcus Worsley Bt.;  Sue Biggs, Director General RHS;  Liz Philip, (Principal, Askham Bryan College);                     Peter Goodchild; M Fish, North of England Horticultural Society; Air Cdre W G Gambold DL, FCMI, RAF Rtd   

PRESIDENT  Mrs P Dawson Brown