New England Chapter Spring Primrose Show Schedule
Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI
Friday, May 1st
10-3: Set up show and bench incoming plants
*Anyone benching plants or helping to set the show up will be waived an entry fee to Blithewold, others pay the regular $15.00 entry fee to Blithewold. This might encourage more people to enter plants in the show.
*there should be lots of help for show newcomers and anyone that needs a hand.
*Vendors set up in wedding tent and can start selling plants as soon as they are ready.
12-5: Self-guided tour of 2 special gardens in Little Compton, RI:
*Sakonnet Gardens of John Gwynne and Mikel Folcarelli*
510 West Main Rd.
*The gardens of NEAPS chapter member Gioia Brown*
79 Peckham Rd
5-7:30: Show attendees have the option to stay for a garden party at Gioia’s after the garden tour. ($15.00pp)
Saturday, May 2nd
8-9:30: Last minute plant benching
10-11:30: Judging – Kris, Mark, Mary & Debbie
10-4: Tour Blithewold & grounds
11:30-4: Enjoy judged Primula in the breakfast room
12-2: Pre-ordered boxed lunches available for picnics on the grounds ($15.00pp)
2-3:30: Talk & slide show on growing Primula with an emphasis on Sakuraso of Japan
*in the welcome center*
*Paul Held, an expert grower of Primula sieboldii/Sakuraso*
4:00: Breakdown of the show and say good-bye
Specialty Plant Vendors
Issima Nursery, RI….. www.issimaworks.com
Primrose Hill Woodlanders, VT…. www.primrosehillwoodlanders.com
Mountain Brook Primroses, NH
The Bunker Farm, VT….. www.thebunkerfarm.com
All Things Sakuraso, CT
Van Berkum Plants, NH