The Ancient Society of York Florists

          the oldest horticultural society in the world - founded 1768


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Welcome to The Ancient Society of York Florists

(a Society for the Amateur Gardener, Grower & Exhibitor

of Fruit, Flowers & Vegetables, Floral Art, Handicrafts & Baking)

we hold the record for 'worlds longest running horticultural show - established 1768'





Auricula Ancient Society

         Auricula Ancient Society was raised by Mr K Bowser and named after the Ancient Society of York Florists. A popular Gold Centred Alpine Auricula that many exhibitors now grow. Photo by K. Leeming




Affiliated to:

The National Chrysanthemum Society     The National Dahlia Society     The National Vegetable Society

The Daffodil Society        The Royal Horticultural Society        The National Sweet Pea Society


      Copyright: Webmaster / ancient society of york florists 2009                                                          last updated: 11 April 2016


PATRONS  His Grace The Archbishop of York;  The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of York;  Lady Deramore;                           Sir Marcus Worsley Bt.;  Sue Biggs, Director General RHS;  Liz Philip, (Principal, Askham Bryan College);                     Peter Goodchild; M Fish, North of England Horticultural Society; Air Cdre W G Gambold DL, FCMI, RAF Rtd   

PRESIDENT  Mrs P Dawson Brown