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Show Dates 2017

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

        SPRING SHOW : Saturday 8th April                                                           viewing - 11a.m. to 3p.m. 

     SUMMER SHOW: Sunday 30th July                                                              viewing - 11.30a.m. to 3p.m.

          SEPTEMBER SHOW: Saturday 9th September                                     viewing - 11a.m. to 3p.m.

      LATE CHRYSANTHEMUM SHOW: Sunday 29th 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.