Comparison of Shows

In 1882 the Annual Show of the Wakefield Amateur Tulip Society was attended by several of the nobility of the florists’ world. These included Sam Barlow, Thomas Moore, curator of the Chelsea Botanical Garden and Editor of The Florist and Pomologist, and Rev F Tymons a well known Auricula exhibitor from Dublin. They had also visited the Royal National Society Show in Manchester and were able to comment on the differences between the show layout and flowers therin. It was interesting to read that ‘the Wakefield flowers were of larger size than many of those staged at Manchester.

The complete report together with the detailed results of both shows will be found here.