The 18th of July 2015 marks the 110th Summer Show of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society. We would like to invite you to help celebrate this wonderful anniversary by joining us within the private grounds of Windsor Castle for a first class family show with fun, education and competition at its heart.
Building on last year’s success, 2015 promises to be yet another unforgettable, family day out. The picturesque backdrop of the Chapter Gardens in St George’s School, Windsor Castle, is a perfect setting for this quintessentially English affair, to which, for just £4 per person (£12 for a family of four), all visitors will gain exclusive access.
Accompanied by an array of cake and English cream tea, the wonderfully traditional garden party shall play host to an unrivalled display of the best British culinary, trade and craft stalls. With gardening, bee keeping and brewing demonstrations; dancers, musicians and horse rides, birds of prey displays and Morris dancing a fun filled day is guaranteed. As you browse the plentiful stalls the kids will find a bouncy castle, petting farm, Punch and Judy productions, and face painters…enough to keep every age amused.
”Our Royal Summer Show is the premiere event of our Society’s year and this being its 110th makes it even more special. As you enter the gate to the Castles private garden you will be transported back to a more gentile age where Panama Hats and Blazers, Pimms and Scones are the order of the day. As one of the smallest Royal Shows in England we have an array of historic cups many given personally from members of the Royal Family over the last 110 years. The opportunity to win a cup and prize money is open to all and I would encourage anybody of any skill or age to enter and have a go”
With over 100 classes of competition preparations of gardeners, crafters, photographers, cooks and flower arrangers, countrywide, are sure to already be well under way. Entries can be submitted up to the 13th July by post, hand or email and the show schedule can be downloaded here. Should your skills lie elsewhere, all visitors are invited to partake in a scarecrow making contest and the Improvised Floral Class, where novices compete in a live flower arranging competition in the hope of winning £100.
If you are interested in getting access to all of the society’s events, an annual membership of the RWRHS grants free Show entry and access to the members’ enclosure. The annual cost of joining this wonderful and historic charitable Society is £10 for an individual or £18 jointly. For more details regarding the society and the classes open for entry, please see our website: www.rwrhs.com.