The show venue was the Old Royal Oak, Wrengate. Both John Gill and his son John were judges rather than…
Wakefield Journal 1839 This Auricula show report does not give full details of the classes, but at least indicates the…
This Tulip show is the only one which is known to have been held in the Public Gardens, Back Lane,…
All the usual exhibitors with Benjamin Ely judging as usual  
Originally this Tulip show outside of Wakefield, albeit close-by at Heath, was thought to be a Society Show as newspaper…
This show was held at the Royal Oak, Wrengate, a week after a show with similar classes had been held…
Once more the Carnation Show was held at the Royal Oak Hotel. It was interesting to read Glenny’s comments about…
In the booklets issued by the Society a show is listed which was held at the Royal Oak. Despite an…
The usual exhibitors. Polyanthus and Pansies were also shown.
Would appear to have been a small show for pinks with a class of pansies. Mark Blackburn has featured before…
A show with the usual exhibitors and dominated by Benjamin Ely. Both John Gill and his son exhibited and won…
A good Auricula show with all the usual exhibitors.
Both reports state that the show was held on a Tuseday, instead of the normal Moday and Tuesdaye. The Gardeners’…
This was a Pink show with the usual exhibitors
A Show held at the Royal Oak as normal. One of the flowers is attributed to Holmes, although shown by…
This is a Pink show with the usual Exhibitors.  Amazingly, the person who had sent the report to the Gazette…
This auricula show also included Polyanthus and Pansies.
The Report in the Gardeners’ Gazette 14 June 1845 does not give a show date. The report was sent to…
This was a Pink show, though Geraniums and Pansies were also exhibited. Abraham Holmes exhibited and there were a couple…
This Carnation show was held on Monday 11 August. Abraham Holmes was once more the most successful exhibitor. John Gill…
No venue is given for this show, or the Society name, but it is thought that there were two shows…
For many years no report had been found for this show, although it was advertised in the West Riding Herald…
It is very clear from the exhibitors mentioned that this was a special show indeed and immediately brings to mind…
Although the flower/s at this show is not identified the lateness of the year suggests that it was for dahlias.…
In 1848 the Midland Florist published a report which showed on one page the results from four shows of the…
Although the venue for this show was the Griffin Inn, the location for the previous year’s show, there was serious…
The meeting place of the Griffin Hotel together with the regular exhibitor names confirms that this is a Wakefield Floral…
The Pink show and the Carnation show held on 11 August 1851 demonstrates that at this date it wasn’t just…
The Wakefield Express began publishing under that name in this year 1852 and this show report was included. The newspaper…
An Eastmoor show with what appears to be very few exhibitors and flowers
This Eastmoor show for tulips also included a wide range of classes for other flowers and vegetables.
William Mellor had a very successful show, particularly in the class for Bizarre Feathered.
It is believed that the Wakefield Florists Society held a show at the Sportsmans Inn on this date.
The report of this shows adds a great deal of confusion in the search for a continuous path through the…
In the late 1830s and 1840s a number of shows for the Yorkshire Horticultural Society were held in Wakefield at…
The report named the location as Estmore instead of East Moor. All the traditional exhibitors were present and it is…
This show was held by the Wakefield Floral Society just one week after that held by the Eastmoor Society and…
Described only as a Wakefield Tulip Show by the Midland Florist which also published the details of the Eastmoor show…
Once more described by the Midland Florist as the Estmore show. Note among the flowers exhibited Charles X (Royal Sovereign)…
This was the second show held at the Brunswick Hotel and therefore a Wakefield Florist Society show. Unfortunately no names…
This Eastmoor show was held at the Fox and Grapes. Among the flowers shown were Sir Joseph Paxton and Charles…
The show was held at the Sportsman Inn and flowers included Charles X (Royal Sovereign), Sir Joseph Paxton and Juliet
This was an Eastmoor Show, no report of a Wakefield show has been found.
This is an Eastmoor show and once more there is no record of a show at Wakefield
It is believed that the Eastmoor Society held a tulip show on this date.
Although it is known that at least two shows, 1861 and 1862, had been held previously at the Brunswick Hotel,…
The four Gill brothers showed here. The report speaks of there being nine classes, all single blooms, with breeder, flame…
‘Lady Catherine Gordon’ was the Premier Bloom though in what form is not shown. The report mentions where many of…
The report of this show defined it as the 42nd, which was the source of the Society’s traditional claim to…
The show was on the usual Monday until 11pm on that night, before remaining open for a further two days.…
For some unknown reason there are three different reports found from the Wakefield Express with significantly different text accompanying the…
The reporter at this show for the Wakefield Express certainly waxed lyrical about the reasons why the Society had existed…
A report without any detail of individual flowers. The Society seemed to have decided on a policy of continuity in…
The full show report in The Florist and Pomologist can be found here together with notes on a visit to…
Blight (Tulip fire) struck the beds of many of the exhibitors this year but still over 1000 blooms were exhibited.…
A large number of blooms were shown, said to be over 2000, however none are named. The show was open…