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Show Dates 2018

VENUE: shows are held at the Recreation Hall, Wiggington near York, except the summer show.   post code: YO32 2LL

        SPRING SHOW : Saturday 7th April                                                           viewing - 11a.m. to 3p.m. 

     SUMMER SHOW: Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July

     Please note that the show is a 2 day event held in parliament street, York centre viewing - 10.00a.m. to 5p.m.

          SEPTEMBER SHOW: Saturday 8th September

         viewing - 11a.m. to 3p.m.

      LATE CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW: Saturday 27th October

  Viewing -11am to 3pm


for Saturday shows, staging is as follows: friday evening,4.30 to 10pm and morning of the show,8 to 10am

for Sunday shows, staging is as follows: saturday evening, 4.30 to 10pm and morning of the show, 8 to 10am

the Ancient Society of York Florists hold the record for the "worlds longest running horticultural show". We have held an annual show every year since being founded in 1768, even through the period of WW1 and WW2, however over the centuries the venue has changed. Even though the guinness book of records lists the Shropshire Horticultural Society as holding the record for the worlds longest running horticultural show to be held continuously in one place, their record from 1875 to present comes a distant 2nd when compared against our shows which started 107 years earlier. Hopefully the guinness book of records will eventually give credit where it is due and acknowledge this feat by the Society.