18 May 1840

Originally this Tulip show outside of Wakefield, albeit close-by at Heath, was thought to be a Society Show as newspaper reports found showed all the exhibitors were ‘the usual suspects’, (with the same classes), who then exhibited the following Monday at the Annual Show. However when a report was obtained from the Gardeners’ Gazette of 1840, it was shown to be the first show of the Heath Florists’ Society. No reports from subsequent shows have been found.

Gardeners’ Gazette