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June NewsThe following item has been extracted from the British Newspaper Archive.
There are a few local references which I have emboldened.
Morning Post - Thursday 12 June 1862ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY.
The second grand fete of this society took place yesterday, and was attended, broken weather notwithstanding, with great success. A more numerous or fashionable assemblage has rarely been brought together to acknowledge the attractions of a floral display than that which on this occasion occupied the garden at South Kensington.
The aspect of the morning threatened to interfere with the success of the exhibition ; but though showers fell at intervals during the afternoon, and detracted from the pleasure of the promenade, they seemed to have no effect upon the number of visitors, end only led to a greater amount of homage being paid to the more immediate object of the assemblage.
The wisdom of providing against capricious weather by having the entire show under cover was amply justified by the experience of this as well as of former exhibitions.
A few nights since the large tent in which it was intended that the exhibition should be held was blown down, and the collection, which was most extensive and meritorious, had in consequence to be arranged under the western arcade.
If the visitors wore deprived of the effect which the artistic piling and grouping of such a magnificent display would have had under canvas, they had full compensation in the greater opportunity which was afforded of examining the various classes in detail, and in the vista of brilliant colouring which was presented in the greater space.
In all its departments the exhibition was excellent, the pelargoniums particularly, which were in endless variety, eliciting universal admiration, and feasting the eye with the profuseness and beauty of their blooms. Stove and greenhouse plants, orchids, and other exotics, azaleas, roses in pots, calceolarias, and ornamental plants were all well represented, and were much admired.
Some ingenious implements were shown under the eastern arcade, but the attention bestowed on them by the general company was not proportionate to their usefulness or merits. Military bands were in attendance during the afternoon, and performed a wel1 selected programme. The value of the prizes offered was £546.
15 Stove and Greenhouse Plants open--1st prize, £20, Mr. T. Whitbread. Dartford: 2d, £15, W. May, gardener to Mr. J. Spode, Rugeley.
12 Stove and Greenhouse Plants (nurserymen). —1st, £10, Messrs. J. and J. Fraser, Lee-bridge-road 2d, £6, Mr. 0. Road, Sydenham-park.
9 Stove and Greenhouse Plants (amateurs).—1st. £9, H. Chillman gardener to Mrs. Smith, Epsom; 2d, £7. J. Green: gardener to Sir E Antrobus, Cheam.
6 Stove and Greenhouse Plants (amateurs).—1st, (equal) : £9, A. Ingram gardener to Mr. J. J. Blandy, Reading: and Mr. T. Page, gardener to Mr. W. Leaf. Streatham; 2d. £4, J. Tegg, gardener to Baron Hambro. Roehampton.
10 Fine Foliaged and Variegated Plants open .-1st. £7. Mr. Hamilton. Arle-court-gardens, Cheltenham ; 2d, £5. Syon Gardens Brentford; 3d, £4, C. Hutt, gardener to to Miss Burdett Coutts. Highgate.
20 Orchids, exotic. species (amateurs).—1st, £20. G. Baker, gardener to Mr. A. Basset, Stamfordhill ; 2d. £15. W. Milford, gardener to Mr. E M Moriand. Haverstock-hill; 3d, £10, B Peed, gardener to Mrs. Tredwell Lower Norwood.
12 Orchids, exotic species (nurserymen).—1st. £10. Messrs. Beitch and Son, CIIelsea and Exeter’ 2d, £7, Mr. B. S. Williams, Holloway; 3d. £5. Mr. S. Walley, Cheshunt.
10 Orchids, exotic species (amateurs) .—1st. £10, C. Penny, gardener to Mr. H. H. Gibbs, Regents-park : 2d, £7, T. Page. gardcher to Mr. W. Leaf, Streatham 6 Orchids. exotic species (amateurs) .-1st. £6, J. Wiggins, gardener to W. Beck, Isleworth.; 2d. £4, J. Green, gardener to Sir E. Antrobus, Cheam.
9 Greenhouse Azaleas, distinct kinds amateurs -2d, £9, Mr. T. Whitbread. Dartford : 3d. £7. W. May gardener to Mr. J. Spode, Rugeley.
9 Greenhouse Azaleas, distinct kinds (nurserymen) .—1st, £7. Mr. C. Turner. Slough: 2d. £51, Messrs. Veitch. Chelsea and Exeter. 6 Azaleas. new kinds sent out since 1857 (open) £3 Messrs. Ivory and Son. Dorking and Reigate.
12 Roses,in pots. distinct kinds (nurserymen).-1st, £10, Messrs. Lane and Son, Berkhamstead ; 2d, £7 Mr. W. Paul, Waltham cross, 6 Roses,in pots distinct kinds (amateur), .—1st, £6, Mr. T. Terry gardener to Mr. C. W. G. Puller, Youngsbury, near Ware.
6 Dracaeas and Cordylines ,open .-1st. “2, Messrs. Veitch and Son. Chelsea and Exeter; 2d £2 Messrs. Jackson and Son, Kingston, Surrey.
9 Pelargoniums , distinct kinds (amateurs)—1st, £8, Mr. T. Bailey, Gardener to Mr. T. T. Drake; 2d and 3d. withheld.
12 Pelargoniums , distinct kinds (nurserymen) .—1st, £8, Mr. C. Turner, Slough; 2d, £6 Messrs. Dobson and Sons, Isleworth.
6 Pelargoniums, Fancies, distinct kinds (open) .—1st, £5 Mr. C. Turner, Slough : 2d. £4, Messrs. Dobson and Sons, Isleworth.
9 Pelargoniums, spotted or French distinct (open).—1st, £4. Mr. Turner, Slough ; 2d, £3, Messrs. Dobson and Son, Isleworth.
6 Claceolarias in pots open 1st, £3, Mr. A Bousie, Slough.
12 Exotic Ferns, distinct kinds (open) .—1st, £5, Mr. B. S. Williams. Holloway ; 2d, £4, Mr. H. Lavey, Fetcham.
6 Anaestochiles, or other variegated orchids (open) —1st, £3 Mr. J. Harbott, Stratford.
New or Bare Tender Plants in flower (open).—1st, silver Knightian medal, . Mr. J. Bateman. Dendrobium Falcaneri; 2d, silver Banksian medal, Mr. J Davis, Crinum sp. ; 3d, bronze medal. Messrs. Veitch and Son, Nolana lanceolata.
New and Rare Tender plants not in flower (open) —1st, silver Knightian medal, Messrs. Veitch and Son, Alocasia Zelima; 2d, silver Banksian medal, Messrs. Veitch and Son. Dryopteris sp.; 3d. Bronze medal, Mr. Bull, Orespunax dactyliferum.
New or Rare Hardy Ornamental Plants (open),.—1st, silver Knightian medal, M essrs. Veitch and Son, Retinospora sp.; 2d, silver Banksian medal. Messrs. Veitch and Son. Retinospora squarrosa ; 3d, silver Banksian medal, Messrs. Osborn and Son, Osmunda Regalisa cristata.
Seedling Florists’ Flowers and Garden Hybrids.—1st class certificates, Perkins and Son, Mr. Nye, Mr. Wiggins, Mr. G. W. Hoyle, and Messrs. Veitch and Son.
Wardian Case arranged for the Drawing-room-1st prize, £4, Messrs. Veitch and Son, Chelsea and Exeter; 2d £3, Messrs. Veitch and Son.
Miscellaneous (open) .—1st, £2, Messrs. Veitch and Son, Chelsea and Exeter.
Collection of cut Rhododendrons (open) £2, Mr. J.Standish, Bagshot.
MR. DILKE'S SPECIAL PRIZES.
Published June 2012