New England Show 2020

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.

www.sakonnetgarden.net

*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

*Visit vendors

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