Flower Shows




Dave Parkinson Plants
4, West Bank, Carlton,
East Yorkshire

Tel/Fax :
01405 860693


Shows for 2017

We hope to be exhibiting at the following shows.

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
4th-9th July
Our entry for display cancelled.
RHS Tatton Park flower show. 19th-23 July
Plants can be pre-ordered for collection at Tatton Park.

Plants can be ordered for collection at any of the shows we visit

News from the Shows 2017

Early May we attended the Raby Castle Orchid show, in the beautiful grounds of Raby Castle, County Durham. It was a three-day show, with a steady stream of visitors. We were pleased to see a number of Disa growers from Scotland. We staged a small display Pleiones in pots and baskets. An enjoyable weekend meeting many old friends.

Late May we attended the Sheffield Orchid show at Chatsworth. We had very few Disas in flower, but luckily the Dactylorizas were in full bloom.
It was a fairly quiet show for visitors but we met many friends and also the Duke of Devonshire.

On 22 February Mary and daughter Sandra travelled to London the RHS award ceremony 2017. We were privileged to receive: –

The Williams Memorial medal awarded for a group of plants and or cut blooms of one genus which shows excellence in cultivation, staged one of the society shows during the year.

The Mrs F.E. Rivis prize awarded to the gardener or employee responsible for the cultivation of the exhibit winning the Williams Memorial medal.

These were awarded for our Hampton Court exhibit of 2016.

It was a lovely experience and a privilege to be part of this special event.