Future Meetings and Events

Our lively and friendly meetings are held at 7:30pm generally on the first Thursday of every month (see below) at Camborne Science and International Academy, Cranberry Road, Camborne (TR14 7PP), and new Members and Guests are always welcome and made welcome.

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Thursday 6th September, 7:30 pm Presentations of Trophies and a Short Talk 'Fuchsias, generally speaking ... '
Camborne Science & International Academy, Cranberry Rd, Camborne, TR14 7PP

After another cracking show, and our next meeting we get congratulate all those who won classes and awards, as well as to thank all those who participate, at annual show on 5th August as Carol Richards, our Life Vice-President presents the winners with their trophies.

Keeping up to date with the British Fuchsia Society's (BFS) advice on exhibiting and judging, we will also be giving all those who exhibited and/or officiated at the show a FREE copy of the BFS's latest edition of their Exhibitors, Judges and Stewards Handbook (yellow cover, applying to shows in 2019 and onwards).  The most significant change for everyone to note is that to encourage more natural plants in the hardy and ornamental classes, stopping with be limited to three stops on the current year's growth, and for ornamental judges will expect the last stop to be at six weeks before the show that they are judging.

The evening will be concluded with a short talk from our President, Ric Reilly, entitled 'Fuchsias, generally speaking ....' looking at some of the fuchsias in flower and the wide variety of fuchsias that are available.

 2018 Programme 
 January  There is no monthly meeting in January
 1st February  A talk on Fuchsias in General from Mike Shopland from Plymouth, who is  also the Show Organiser of the British Fuchsia Society's Far South West  Show in August.
 1st March  Members workshop and Plant Surgery with expert tuition on taking cuttings  and potting up.  Members are encouraged to bring along their own  plants  for advice and help in getting them into shape.
 Distribution of society plants.
 5th April  Our own Antiques Roadshow with valuations and advice from Martin Rowe  of Truro Auctions.  Members are invited to bring along their antiques,  heirlooms and curios.
 3rd May  Derek Luther, BFS Committee Chairman, with all he has learned about  growing fuchsias over the years.  
 7th June  Nigel Pascoe, distinguished plantsman and frequent panellist on BBC  Cornwall 'Garden Line' with general horticulture.
 5th July  Society Mini Show, just four classes for fun and a chance for all members to  judge the exhibits and pick their bests in each class and the overall best on  the night.
 16th July (Monday)  Stithians Show (Cornwall's biggest one day show), TR3 7DP
 21st July (Saturday)  Camborne Show, with a dozen fuchsia classes, at Gwealavellan Farm,  TR27  5EF.
 29th July (Sunday)  Fowey Fuchsia and Garden Society Show,  Details to be confirmed.
 2nd August  Pre-Show meeting.  Titivation, and a run through the show schedule.
 5th August (Sunday)  29th Annual Show, with BFS judge Becky Gillard judging the fuchsia  exhibits and Ros Smith judging the floral  exhibits.  
 7th August (Tuesday)  BFS Far South West Show, Tamar View Nurseries, Saltash, PL12 6PH.  This year's show includes some classes which are open to members of  societies affiliated to the BFS.
 6th September  Presentation of awards and trophies from the annual show with Carol  Richards, one of our honorary vice-presidents, followed by a short talk  'Fuchsias, generally speaking ...!!'.
 9th September  (Sunday)  Annual BBQ at Penvale House, 2pm to 6pm, with proceeds going to charity.
 4th October  Members workshop on overwintering your plants and taking autumn  cuttings.
 1st November  Slides of the Annual Show with John Doyle and Ric Reilly.
 6th December  Annual General Meeting and Christmas Fayre Supper.
2019 Programme 
 January  There is not a January meeting.  2019 starts with a meeting on Thursday 7th  February.