The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section’s 132nd Auricula Show

The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show was held on Saturday 30th April 2016 in Great Bookham.

The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show was held on Saturday 30th April 2016 in Great Bookham.

The Southern Section of The National Auricula and Primula Society hosted their 132nd Auricula Show on Saturday 30th April 2016 in the Main Hall of The Old Barn Hall, Great Bookham.  This is a wonderful Auricula Show to visit – all of The National Auricula and Primula Society members are very friendly and welcoming, and the exhibits are all of a very high standard and quality.

I love being a member of The Southern Section of The National Auricula and Primula Society.  If you’re thinking about joining The Southern Section of The National Auricula and Primula Society, you can visit their website by clicking here.

Here’s a look at some of the exhibits from The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section’s 132nd Auricula Show:

Carolyn Hammond came first in Class 41 with this super example of Primula auricula 'Ian Greville'.

Carolyn Hammond came first in Class 41 with this super example of Primula auricula ‘Ian Greville’.

A close up of the flowers of Primula auricula 'Ian Greville'.

A close up of the flowers of Primula auricula ‘Ian Greville’.

The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show was held on Saturday 20th April 2016 at Great Bookham.

The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show was held on Saturday 20th April 2016 at Great Bookham.

Carolyn Hammond was awarded first prize in Class 81 for this lovely example of Primula 'Tarragem Gilded Garnet'.

Carolyn Hammond was awarded first prize in Class 81 for this lovely example of Primula ‘Tarragem Gilded Garnet’.

Steve Popple was awarded first prize at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show for his super example of Primula 'Francisca'.

Steve Popple was awarded first prize at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show for his super example of Primula ‘Francisca’.

A closer look at the beautiful leaf-like flowers of Primula 'Francisca'. Primula 'Francisca' has such intriguing flowers which have the advantage of being very resistant to rain damage.

A closer look at the beautiful leaf-like flowers of Primula ‘Francisca’. Primula ‘Francisca’ has such intriguing flowers which have the advantage of being very resistant to rain damage.

John Butcher was awarded first prize for his super example of Primula auricula 'Iona Heaven Scent'.

John Butcher was awarded first prize for his super example of Primula auricula ‘Iona Heaven Scent’.

A closer look at the beautiful flowers of Primula auricula 'Iona Heaven Scent'.

A closer look at the beautiful flowers of Primula auricula ‘Iona Heaven Scent’.

Alan Major was awarded first prize for his beautiful Primula 'Garryard Guinevere' at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Alan Major was awarded first prize for his beautiful Primula ‘Garryard Guinevere’ at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Primula auricula 'Fluffy Duckling'.

Primula auricula ‘Fluffy Duckling’.

A closer look at the striped flowers of Primula auricula 'Fluffy Duckling'.

A closer look at the striped flowers of Primula auricula ‘Fluffy Duckling’.

Lynn Nash won third prize in Class 32 at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show for her lovely example of Primula auricula ‘Regency Valentine’.

Lynn Nash won third prize in Class 32 at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show for her lovely example of Primula auricula ‘Regency Valentine’.

A close up look at the flowers of Primula auricula 'Regency Valentine'.

A close up look at the flowers of Primula auricula ‘Regency Valentine’.

Carolyn Hammond pictured with her own Primula seedling, a cross that she has bred and raised herself, which was awarded first prize in its class at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Carolyn Hammond pictured with her own Primula seedling, a cross that she has bred and raised herself, which was awarded first prize in its class at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Primula auricula 'Crimple'.

Primula auricula ‘Crimple’.

A closer look at the exquisite flowers of Primula auricula 'Crimple'.

A closer look at the exquisite flowers of Primula auricula ‘Crimple’.

A close up of Primula auricula 'Clare'. This specimen was grown by John White and awarded first prize at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

A close up of Primula auricula ‘Clare’. This specimen was grown by John White and awarded first prize at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Heather Weeks grew this lovely example of Primula auricula 'Barbarella' which won first prize at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Heather Weeks grew this lovely example of Primula auricula ‘Barbarella’ which won first prize at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Angela Lobley was awarded third prize for her lovely example of Primula auricula ‘Scorcher’ at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Angela Lobley was awarded third prize for her lovely example of Primula auricula ‘Scorcher’ at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Lesley Roberts grew this superb example of Primula auricula 'Sunrise Beauty'. This super specimen was awarded first prize in its class, and was chosen as one of The Premier Plants, at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Lesley Roberts grew this superb example of Primula auricula ‘Sunrise Beauty’. This super specimen was awarded first prize in its class, and was chosen as one of The Premier Plants, at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

A close up of the delicate flowers of Primula auricula 'Sunrise Beauty'.

A close up of the delicate flowers of Primula auricula ‘Sunrise Beauty’.

Colin Humphrey was awarded third prize for this lovely example of Primula auricula 'Betty Wilson', at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Colin Humphrey was awarded third prize for this lovely example of Primula auricula ‘Betty Wilson’, at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

John White was awarded first prize for these two lovely auriculas - Primula auricula 'Spring Meadows' and in the foreground, Primula auricula 'Trafalgar Square'.

John White was awarded first prize for these two lovely auriculas – Primula auricula ‘Spring Meadows’ and in the foreground, Primula auricula ‘Trafalgar Square’.

John Powell was awarded first prize for this super example of Primula auricula 'Piccadilly', at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

John Powell was awarded first prize for this super example of Primula auricula ‘Piccadilly’, at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Colin Humphrey was awarded first prize at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show for this super auricula.

Colin Humphrey was awarded first prize at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show for this super auricula.

Steve Lobley was awarded third prize for this lovely example of Primula 'Lindum Fanfare'.

Steve Lobley was awarded third prize for this lovely example of Primula ‘Lindum Fanfare’.

Primula auricula 'Dilly Dilly' grown by Carolyn Hammond, Carolyn was awarded a first prize for this lovely exhibit.

Primula auricula ‘Dilly Dilly’ grown by Carolyn Hammond, Carolyn was awarded a first prize for this lovely exhibit.

A closer look at the beautiful flowers of Primula auricula 'Dilly Dilly'.

A closer look at the beautiful flowers of Primula auricula ‘Dilly Dilly’.

This Primula auricula 'Night and Day' was exhibited by Colin Humphrey, this specimen was awarded first prize in its class, and was selected as one of The Premier Plants at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

This Primula auricula ‘Night and Day’ was exhibited by Colin Humphrey, this specimen was awarded first prize in its class, and was selected as one of The Premier Plants at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

A closer look at the striped flowers of Primula auricula 'Night and Day'.

A closer look at the striped flowers of Primula auricula ‘Night and Day’.

Lesley Roberts was awarded first prize for this super example of Primula auricula 'Avon Carrier', which was also selected as one of The Premier Plants at The National Auricula and Primula Society Souther Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Lesley Roberts was awarded first prize for this super example of Primula auricula ‘Avon Carrier’, which was also selected as one of The Premier Plants at The National Auricula and Primula Society Souther Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Janice Green was awarded first prize for this beautiful cream flowered seedling. This specimen was also chosen as one of The Premier Plants at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Janice Green was awarded first prize for this beautiful cream flowered seedling. This specimen was also chosen as one of The Premier Plants at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

A closer look at the beautiful flowers on Janice Green's cream flowered seedling.

A closer look at the beautiful flowers on Janice Green’s cream flowered seedling.

John Powell pictured with his haul of trophies at The National Auricular and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show in Great Bookham, Surrey.

John Powell pictured with his haul of trophies at The National Auricular and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show in Great Bookham, Surrey.

Colin Humphrey celebrates his victory, as his striped auricula beats John Powell's at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Colin Humphrey celebrates his victory, as his striped auricula beats John Powell’s at The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section 132nd Auricula Show.

Colin Humphrey celebrates his victory over John Powell in the striped auricular category! The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section is a very friendly and welcoming society. Everyone I have met has been kind, helpful and good fun!

Colin Humphrey celebrates his victory over John Powell in the striped auricular category! The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section is a very friendly and welcoming society. Everyone I have met has been kind, helpful and good fun!

More links and articles that may interest you………………………

To visit the website of The National Auricula and Primula Society Southern Section, please click here.

To read about The RHS London Spring Plant Extravaganza 2016, please click here.

To read about The RHS London Orchid Show 2016, please click here.

To read about The Daffodil Society Mid Southern Group Spring Show 2016, please click here.

To read about The 2016 Cyclamen Society Early Spring Show at RHS Garden Wisley, please click here.

For a calendar of 2016 specialist plant fairs, festivals, sales and swaps, please click here.

For information on beautiful places to see carpets of bluebells, please click here.

To read about growing gourmet vegetables, please click here.

For ideas of long flowering container plants that will attract bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects to your garden, please click here.

To read about carnivorous plants, please click here.

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