CWL National

 3rd September 2022

George Stephenson Exhibition Hall

Newark County Show Ground

NG24 2NY

As you all know by now, the National Show planned for 2020 had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. With all the uncertainty a decision was taken not to attempt to hold a show in 2021 but to put all our efforts into securing a show for 2022.

The Shows Committee are delighted to say that the next National Show is now booked for 3rd September, 2022 at the George Stephenson Hall, Newark County Showground, NG24 2NY

More details will be forthcoming in due course, but there will be plenty of free car parking.

This show is only arranged every 4 years and attracts exhibitors from all over the UK it is the largest exhibition of Cacti and Succulents in Europe. This is a chance to see some amazing plants on display the quality and variety of the exhibits is a wonderful sight.

There will also be an opportunity to visit the specialist plant sales area and much more.
Just to whet your appetite, here is an overview and some images from the 2016 National Show.

Looking back at the last National Show

The National Show 2016 was held at The Wood Green Animal Shelter. Godmanchester on Saturday 20th August 2016.

There were 105 exhibitors in total from all parts of the UK and three from overseas. In all, 1,350 entries were received and the standard and quality of the plants on display in general was extremely good and we are very grateful for all those exhibitors that brought the BIG BOYS for everyone to enjoy.

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The Show Benches 2016

The new idea of allowing access to the sales area by show exhibitors on the Friday afternoon did appear to make a big difference not only were ¾ of the exhibits staged, but all but 3 of the traders were all set up well in time to offer their plants to those that were there. The Shows Committee therefore plan to continue to allow for staging of exhibits and access for traders on the day before, for the 2022 Show.

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Best Succulent (Dr Gillian Evison) 

A number of individuals have taken some wonderful images however the main pictures of the event and the main prize winners will appear in the December journal.

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Best Cactus (Tony Morris)

The main pictures of the event and the main prize winners appeared in the December 2016 journal.

A BIG thank you to all concerned from the exhibitors who brought wonderful plants, sponsors who supported (sponsored) the classes, traders for tempting us with lots of goodies and all the people who worked tirelessly behind the scenes. The Committee could not put on this wonderful event without you and we look forward to your continued support for the 2022 Show.

List of the results.

More from the show on our forum https://forum.bcss.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=165022

Shows Committee