The shows committee was very pleased with the results of The National Show, which was held at The Wood Green Animal Shelter. Godmanchester on Saturday 20th August 2016.
There were more exhibitors than in 2012 numbering 105 in total from all parts of the UK and three from overseas. A total of 1350 entries were received which again was up on the 2012 numbers. 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.
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.
We recorded over 900 sales of wristbands and estimate a total attendance of 1065. The extended times of access to the exhibits and sales appeared to work well.
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.
Best Cactus (Tony Morris)
A BIG thank you to all concerned from the exhibitors who brought wonderful plants, 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.
More from the show on our forum http://forum.bcss.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=165022
Natioanl Show accounts cna be viewing in the mehbers only BCSS forum or copies can be requested form Bill Hildyard