American Primrose Society’s 2024 National Show – Saturday May 4, 2024 Update

The American Primrose Society’s National Show, sponsored by the New England Chapter, will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the Little Compton Community Center, 34 Commons, Little Compton, Rhode Island from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.  Private events start on Friday, May 3 for American Primrose Society Members.

As the days grow longer and the warmth of the sun starts to seep into our gardens, it’s a sure sign that spring is upon us! This marks the beginning of our eagerly anticipated Primrose Show at the Community Center in Little Compton, RI and the adjacent Sakonnet Plant Fair at Veterans’ Field. It’s a time when our vibrant community of primrose enthusiasts comes together to celebrate the beauty and diversity of these beloved blooms.

We are thrilled to announce that preparations for our Spring Show are well underway. Whether you’re a seasoned exhibitor or a newcomer to the world of primrose cultivation, we encourage you to join us in showcasing the beauty and versatility of these enchanting flowers. Your participation not only adds to the richness of our event but also provides invaluable inspiration to fellow growers and enthusiasts. We look forward to seeing you there!

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 3rd 2024

1:00 – 3:00 PM       Open garden hosted by Dorothy Swift

4:00 – 6:00 PM       Early benching and set up at Little Compton Community Center

6:00 – 7:30 PM       Open garden and Reception hosted by Gioia Browne at High Elms

  • RSVP details to follow

Saturday, May 4th 2024

Little Compton Community Center – 34 Commons St., Little Compton, RI 02837

*Primrose Show and Lectures are FREE admission and open to the public*

8:00 – 9:00 AM        Last minute benching at Community Center

9:00 – 10:00 AM      Primrose Show Judging

9:30AM – 2:30 PM  Primrose Show and Plant Sales Open to Public

1:00 – 1:30 PM        Lecture in Conference Room

  • Kris Fenderson, “Primulas Past and Present in New Hampshire”

1:45 – 2:15 PM        Lecture in Primrose Show Hall

  • Amy Olmsted, “‘A Walk and Talk Around the Show Tables’ – Learn the Best Primroses to Grow in New England”

And of course, check out the Sakonnet Plant Fair at Veterans’ Field! For more info visit their website