Our next event….26th Feb 2016
We are very excited to have gathered some of the foremost horticultural, food and craft experts in the UK for your entertainment and education this February.
Mark Tilling held the title of Master Chocolatier of the UK for 5 years and will be titillating our taste buds with his chocolaty wit and wisdom.
Alex Denman was show manager of both Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows for many years and has a wealth of anecdotes of her experiences there and hopefully some tips for you budding show competitors! Alex has just joined the Society as a Trustee!
Colin Evans is BBC Berkshire’s gardening guru and will be giving us some helpful advice on how to get our blooms ready for the show.
Will Calvert is Master Brewer at the Windsor and Eton Brewery and will be sharing his passion for beer and hopefully a glass or two of it with us.
As well as all these amazing speakers we will be unveiling this years Summer Show Schedule and you will be able to see and taste recreations of some of the winning entries from last year.
Come and join us and meet other members of your community…and have some fun at the same time.
Welcome to The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society
The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society is one of the oldest local organisations in Windsor and has been honoured with the patronage of six Sovereigns. Founded in 1892, under the name of the Windsor, Eton and District Horticultural Society, it held an inaugural Show in the Royal Albert Institute on 8th July of that year. Even at this early stage, Royal favour was already being extended to the organisation, for the guests of honour were Princess Christian, daughter of Queen Victoria, who lived at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park, and Princess Helena of Schleswig-Holstein. From that time every Sovereign has honoured the Society with Patronage. The Society is aimed at all ages in our community. We are all about fun, education and competition centred around our annual summer show held in the grounds of Windsor Castle.
The 110th Show will now be held on Saturday 18th July 2015 at St George’s School, Windsor Castle.
Our Show this year will have:
- Over 100 competitive classes for all ages and all abilities in Horticulture, Cooking, Baking, Flower Arranging and Crafts
- children’s competition for ages under 8’s and 9-14 year olds
- Pubs in bloom competition
- Full day of entertainment, demonstrations and activities
- Beer tent sponsored by Windsor and Eton Brewery
- Traditional English Cream Teas on the lawn, members enclosure lunches and concessions
- Trade stands with high quality British produce.
- Prize Giving by Constable and Governor of Windsor Castle Admiral Sir James Perowne KBE
The summer show is not just a rose and flower show, the Society includes many other horticultural classes for amateur growers. The floral exhibits produce some exciting and splendid arrangements and have a large following of enthusiasts. There are many prizes available for the lucky winners. There are also classes for craft, home economics, wines and photography, plus many classes for children. See our section Summer Show for more information. To join email membership secretary Susann Laughton at firstname.lastname@example.org