Joe Maiden Vice President Leeds Horticultural Society

It was with great sadness that we received the news of Joe’s death on Thursday 17th September, 2015, after a long battle with prostate cancer. Joe was one of the founders of Society and has worked tirelessly over many years. His presence at the Events nights and at the Leeds Flower Show always attracted people looking for gardening advice, not forgetting a joke. His tremendous knowledge was delivered with patience, kindness and with a lovely…

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Review of The Leeds Flower Show 2014

LEEDS HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY CELEBRATES 150 YEARS! On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd August 2014 at The Grammar School at Leeds we celebrated our 150th Anniversary of Leeds Flower Show. If like me you were not around at the time – here is a very brief history: 1864 As reported in Leeds Mercury on Wednesday 22 June 1864 the first exhibition of flowers and fruits was held in the Drill Room and Parade Ground which was…

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Leeds Flower, Vegetable Craft Show 2015

1st & 2nd August 2015 The Grammar School at Leeds The Leeds Flower Show has been held nearly every year since the first Show in 1864 – it is run by the Leeds Horticultural Society Committee – a group of enthusiastic people who work hard to keep this marvellous tradition going each year. This year will be the 151st year since that first show.:- And of course we will be ably supported by our Societies…

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Monthly Meetings 2014/2015

Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month. Meetings start at 8pm. St. Chad’s Centre, Otley Road, Far Headingley, Leeds. If you are interested in finding out more about the LHS please come along to one of our meetings. December 2nd Christmas Get together EVENTS PROGRAMME FOR 2015 January 6th-No meeting this month February 3rd-John Freer – PELARGONIUMS AND GERANIUMS March 3rd– GARDENERS’ QUESTION TIME with Joe Maiden, Gordon Kirby, Eric Wells &…

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Anniversary of The Leeds Flower Show 1864 2014

The 2014 Show was a Special Event being the 150th year since the first Flower Show in 1864 which was held in The Drill Hall of The Leeds Volunteer Rifles – this was sited in Oxford Row at the side of the Town Hall. Sadly the building was demolished in the 50’s. We aimed to replicate that show on a smaller scale with a Marquee set out in the style of that first show and…

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Traders Invited to Apply for Stands at the Leeds Flower Show 2015

The Leeds Flower Show has been held nearly every year since the first Show in 1864 – it is run by the Leeds Horticultural Society Committee – a group of enthusiastic people who work hard to keep this marvellous tradition going each year. We need the public to support the show and so the Trade Stands are a very important part. Traders who are interested in applying for a trade stand at the Leeds Flower…

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Archive : Tuesday 7th September

Autumn Show and Demonstration The last show is often the best with an abundance of fruit and vegetables. Autumn colours are lovely to see and flowers are usually having a last flush before the weather changes. Look at the Schedule on your events card and I’m sure you will find something to bring along. It may also be 4 Cheese Scones. Usual Raffle, tea and coffee. (Meetings are held in St. Chad’s Centre, Otley Road,…

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