Wem Sweet Pea Show

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Place Category: Shropshire Attractions and Activites and Shropshire Family Attractions

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    The Eckford Sweet pea Society of Wem will be holding its 2019 show in celebration of Henry Eckford V.H.M in Wem, North Shropshire on Saturday 20th July and Sunday 21st July at the Stanier Hall & Marquee, High Street, Wem, SY4b 5DS

    The Eckford Sweet Pea Society of Wem has decided with regret, that this show will be the last show organised by this Society. It has been a sad and difficult decision to make but the volunteers are all ageing and despite requests, no new younger volunteers have come forward.

    Thanks to the work of the Eckford Sweet Pea Society, Wem is now well known as the birthplace of the modern sweet pea and our shows have attracted over 45,000 visitors to the town over the last 30 years.

    The Society will continue to promote sweet peas by inviting membership, selling seeds and holding social events. Membership of the Society will continue at the reduced cost of £2 for the year, while the decision is taken on how the Society will be run in the future.

    ONLY Disabled Parking on Site.
    All amenities undercover and wheelchair accessible on site, including snacks and meals


    Saturday 20th July 2019 : 10am to 5pm
    Sunday 21st July 2019 : 10am to 4pm.

    Presentation of Prizes 12.30pm Saturday

    Sale of blooms 4pm Sunday

    The Society were awarded with a certificate of ‘Midland Specialist Event of the Year 2014/15’ by Going Places.

    Over 70 classes for sweet peas from the Formal Vases to Bowls, Baskets, Plants, Floral Art & Children’s section.

    The show includes a Society Stand where you can seek advice on Sweet Pea problems from Experts, Seeds of pre 1910 Old Fashioned Sweetly scented Varieties, Membership, still only £3

    Gifts, Cards & China all with the Sweet Pea Motif.

    In addition: Stalls for Gardening accessories, Plants, Souvenirs, Collectibles, Jewellery, a Willow Weaving demonstration (have a go) & Crafts.

    Come and visit one of the largest Sweet Pea Shows in Britain. Short drive from the M54,

    Come and visit this friendly Market Town on the border of Wales where you will be sure of a Warm Wem Welcome.


    The Thomas Adams School by kind permission of the Head Teacher and the School team, as previously, in the Stanier Hall and a Large Marquee in the grounds.

    The Show will open at 10 a.m. both days with close at 5 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday.

    The Thomas Adams School, Stanier Hall, High St, SY4 5DS Wem

    The Stanier Hall and large marquee are situated on High Street, Wem which is in easy reach of the motorway system and WEM Railway Station. D

    Strictly “Disabled only” parking at the Venue, Wheelchair access to all areas. All amenities on site including refreshments.


    A ten minute walk from the Rail Station and Caravan facilities within a mile.


    Contact the Society

    Tel: 01939 234668

    Trade Stands contact

    Karen Good. Show Manager.
    “Kersaldale” Prees Green. Nr. Whitchurch.
    SY13 2BL. 01948 841128.

    Crossbank Farm Cottage Garden Plants

    The Society’s Sweet Pea plants and seed are produced by Crossbank Farm Cottage Garden Plants. Contact them via:

    Alison Beresford
    Crossbank Farm Cottage Garden Plants
    SY4 5UN

    Tel 01939 233288
    Mob 07891823866
    e-mail Chrisb57@hotmail.co.uk
    website www.crossbankfarmcottagegardenplants.co.uk


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