Over seventy classes to include Formal Vases, Bowls, Baskets, Special section for Victorian Old Fashioned varieties, Floral Art, Children's section and Decorated Shops and Businesses and an Extensive Display of Wem History in Photographs, cuttings and memorabillia in the Ruscoe Center adjacent to the Marquee, where fantastic refreshments, fron snacks to meals, are also available at very competitive prices.
Henry Eckford V.M.H F.R.H.S 1823-1905
The SWEET PEA SHOW is held in WEM each year in July, to celebrate the close association the town has with sweet peas, which all started over 100 years ago.
The link dates back in fact to 1888 when the world famous hybridist HENRY ECKFORD moved to Wem to continue his work with Sweet Peas and to start what was to become a seeds business famous throughout the world.
A special feature of the show, is the section for Old Fashioned Sweet Peas, most of them raised in Victorian Times by Henry Eckford V.M.H., with seeds available locally or from the society. Eckford, Spencer and Perennial sweet pea.
Within the show will be an numerous stands offering, Advice, Membership, Raffle, Horticultural accessories, Willow weaving demonstrations, Gifts, Cards, Souvenirs, Perennial plants etc, and of course, seeds for Old fashioned Eckford and Spencer Sweet Peas.