The Hobart Horticultural Society encourages
gardeners to grow flowers and produce of all kinds and exhibit at local
shows. The purpose of exhibiting plants is to promote cooperation and
friendly competition leading to improvement in the quality and range of our
local product. The Society holds 4 flower shows each year - 2 in Spring
and 2 in Autumn.
SHOW DATES –2013 /14
Dahlia, Gladiolus &
Floral Art Show –8 & 9
Floral Art Show – 3, 4 & 5 May 2013
Daffodil, Camellia &
Floral Art Show-6 & 7 September 2013
Rose, Iris & Floral
Art Show – 1 & 2November
Dahlia, Gladiolus & Floral
Art Show –7 & 8 March
Floral Art Show – 2, 3 & 4 May 2014
DAHLIA, GLADIOLUS & FLORAL ART
Autumn arrives in a blaze of colour at
the HobartTown Hall on the 8 & 9 March 2013.
A mass of beautiful, brightly coloured
Dahlias are the feature flower of this show.Lots of other late summer/early autumn
flowers and foliages will also be on show, as well as exciting Floral Art,and lots of Pot Plants & Fruit and
Vegetables.The Bonsai Society will
have a display of these lovely little trees and Hanama Toma will have a
display of Ikebana.
Come and enjoy this annual show, browse
through the plant stall, enjoy a ‘cuppa’ provided by the Rotary
Club of Salamanca.
ADMISSION IS FREE
( and there is no charge to exhibit.)
Entries from non-members are welcome.
For further information about exhibiting please phonethe Society on 03 – 6244 3825 or download a
schedule from this web-site.
Details of the show are:
Venue: HobartTown Hall – 50 Macquarie Street, Hobart(opposite the GPO)
Date:8 & 9 March 2013
The Society is keen to encourage
participation by the wider community, especially the younger
generation. There are now classes for flowers they have grown at home
or school and they can also have a go at the interesting creative classes
in their own age group of the Junior Floral Art Sections–come-on kids, let us see what
you can do with bits & pieces of flowers, fruit or vegs. – the
titles for this show are “Freddo the Frog”;“Astro Boy” ;“A March Hare”.All junior exhibitors receive a
Anyone can enter - YOU DO NOT HAVE
TO BE A MEMBER TO EXHIBIT – just contact
6244 3825 for further details and/or click on links, for a copy of the
schedule – we would love to have your entry!
featured on this page are from our most recent show. )
ADMISSION TO THE SHOW IS FREE AND THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE FOR ANY EXHIBITOR AT ANY OF OUR
TIME & PLACE
Hobart Horticultural Society's Dahlia, Gladiolus & Floral Art Show will be
held at the HobartTown Hall- in Macquarie Street,
Hobart (opposite the
GPO). The shows are open from 1.00 to 6.00 pm on the Friday &
10.00 am to 4.30 pm on the Saturday.
ADMISSION IS FREE.
Morning and afternoon teas and light lunches are
AND VISIT OUR SHOWS
as a magnificent display of flowers,the beautiful Hobart Town Hall Ball Room with it’s Crystal
Chandeliers is a sight by itself.There are also well-stocked stalls. Daffodil bulbs and iris
rhizomes are sold at the Dahlia Show; and dahlia tubers, chrysanthemums and iris rhizomes at the Rose
& Iris Show. There is always a good selection of other plants,
flowers and gardening sundries for sale at each show. It is also
sometimes possible to place orders for many of the flowers on display at
Floral Art is
a feature at each show – with a variety ofcreative designs small and large.Apart from the specific flowers of the
show, there are sections for other cut flowers, fruit and vegetables, and
pot plants. There are also special sections for children and we really want to encourage the younger
people in our community to come and be involved in our shows.
and enthusiasts attend each of the four shows and are keen to discuss their
particular interests and give free advice to all about growing and
exhibiting the wide range of flowers and plants to be seen at the
Show. Talks and/or short demonstrations are sometimes given on the
The Committee of the
Hobart Horticultural Society cordially invites any interested persons to become
members and join them in learning more about producing and exhibiting the
quality plants that can be grown in Tasmania.
Members receive four news journals each
year containing helpful information; results of the previous show; dates of
other shows and horticultural events around Tasmania and much more of interest to
gardeners and flower-lovers.Schedules for the spring shows are sent out in July/August and for
the autumn shows in February.
Annual Subscription: $10.00
Meets - 1st Monday of month (no meeting May, June, July) at
Contact: C Dwyer - Ph: 03 – 6229 1563 or email: email@example.com
Meets - 2nd Wednesday of month at
Contact: D McKercher Ph: 03 - 6243 8362 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets monthly with informal meetings, workshops, garden visits etc.
Dates & times vary and an annual calendar of events is available.Contact M Crowe Ph: 6247 8226 or email: email@example.com.
Meets - 3rd Wednesday of even months at Glenorchy LINC.
Records show that a horticultural
society existed in Hobart
as early as the mid 1830’s. Although there is little
information available about the society’s activities in the early
years, it is known that seeds and cuttings were brought from England
and given to the early settlers. It is also known to have been closely
linked to the Royal Botanical Gardens.
An extract from the Hobart Town Courier on
8 November 1839 reported on a meeting of the Horticultural Society and
advised that the first Exhibition of the Society would take place at Pavilion
Point on the same day as the ensuing Regatta (3 December 1839). All
persons were invited to exhibit flowers, fruits and vegetables but prizes
would only be awarded to subscribers.
The present Hobart Horticultural Society
can be traced back to those early days through the continuous operation of a
society, albeit under various names, such as Gardeners and Amateurs Horticultural
Society, Hobart Town, and the Hobart Town Horticultural Society in the early
to mid 1800s; the Hobart Amateurs, Gardeners and Cottagers' Horticultural
Society around the 1880s and the Amateur Horticultural Society of Hobart in
The word "Amateur" was deleted
in 1936 and the Society became known as the Hobart Horticultural
Society. It has been known by this title ever since, with the addition
of "Inc." when the Society became incorporated in 1989.
Today the Society comprises five sections
- Dahlia, Chrysanthemum, Iris, General Gardening and Floral Art.
Each section has regular meetings and encourages members to grow and exhibit
their blooms. All members of the Society are welcome to attend these
The Society holds four flower shows each
year at the HobartTown Hall, as part of the City of Hobart Floral Shows. The shows are for
Dahlias Gladioli & Floral Art in March, Chrysanthemums & Floral Art
in May, Daffodils Camellias & Floral Art in September and Roses Irises
& Floral Art in November.
The News Journal is published four times a
year in spring, summer, autumn & winter . Show schedules are published in
August (spring shows) and February (autumn shows)
Apublication by The Hobart Horticultural Society "Legends of the
Flowers" by Mem and Joyce Tagg was launched in September 1998 at the
Daffodil and Camellia Show. Copies sold out quickly and a second and
third printing was necessary. This publication is now sold out.
This page was last updated on 2 November
2012It is published by the Hobart