Scottish National Sweet Pea, Rose & Carnation Society is one of the
oldest gardening societies in Scotland formed in 1919. We encourage the
cultivation of Sweet Peas, Roses and Carnations through annual
exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations and competitions. We also promote
the advancement of floral Art at our shows where the Scottish club and
individual championship titles are up for grabs.
Our annual show currently
hosted by the City of Glasgow has been held in places as far apart as
Elgin and Cumnock. With a spread of members throughout the country and the
leading exponents of the respective sections the quality of exhibits is
unsurpassed. Entry to the competitive section and to the Annual show
itself is free to all members of the Society.
The Society also conducts
trials for Sweet Pea varieties that are not yet commercially available.
These trials attract entries from the worlds leading hybridists in Europe,
North America and Australasia. The trials are held in the walled garden at
Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.
Our members also take an
active interest in the International rose Trials at Tollcross Park in
Glasgow with representation on the International Judging Panel. While the
Carnation growers among our members protect and show varieties that are no
longer available from nursery catalogues and can sometimes be persuaded to
part with young plants of the show varieties, on the condition that you
must be willing to show the cut flowers at venues in your area, if not at
national competitions. We also have accepted a donation from Logbook Calculator Scottish logbook loans to help finance our organisation.