The Delphinium Society was founded in
June 1928. These were the days of large gardens with
the staff to maintain them and many nurseries specializing
in delphiniums. The first show was truly spectacular
with literally hundreds of delphiniums being exhibited.
There were 13 trade stands and the classes called for
large numbers of spikes, 50 in one, 42 in another. Most
classes were for members with gardeners although there
were some for those unfortunates who didn't have such
Of course, things have changed and
the Delphinium Society is now a society for ordinary
gardeners who enjoy having delphiniums in their
gardens. However, the objectives of the Society
remain the same, the production of new and improved
varieties of delphinium;
- to collect and disseminate information
- to undertake trials
- to keep a register of recognized named varieties
- to organize and hold exhibitions
- publish an annual journal.
The Delphinium Society is a lively society
which enjoys a reputation for being friendly and enterprising.
Its Year Book is second to none and there are members
throughout the world. If you are interested in joining,
even if you have only just started growing delphiniums,
why not write for more details?
|Please write to
Shirley E. Bassett,
SN14 7DP UK
Please use following application
to be a society member.
Membership can be obtained locally or
international. The "home" membership fee (for
residents of the United Kingdom & Ireland) is currently
£6 per annum.
If you are an "international"
member, the fee is £8 payable by Sterling Money
Order or Bank Draft. Alternatively, the fee is $15 in
US Currency. Unfortunately, neither personal cheques
in foreign currency nor credit card payments can be
accepted. International members are asked to note, please,
that we experience severe difficulties in exchanging
cheques drawn on foreign banks and will have to return
to sender any which we receive. Our bank charges for
cheques drawn on foreign banks may exceed the value
of your payment. EUROcheques are unacceptable.
We have also found it impossible to cash money orders
made out in foreign currencies. Please use the membership
request form set out on this page.
Please address you payments to the address
above and please state it was from Unoffical Delphinium
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