The National Auricula and Primula Society (Northern Section), is the oldest of the National Society Sections being formed in 1873 and shortly to celebrate its 150th Anniversary.
It was originally set up for enthusiasts to exhibit their plants in competition, and remains a primary purpose today. However not all our members exhibit, some maintain often large collections purely for their own enjoyment in their greenhouses, gardens and auricula theatres. To this end we encourage the on-going education of all those interested in the preservation and cultivation of our plants.
Our members range from the novice, for whom separate show classes are provided, to the major breeders, growers and exhibitors in the world. New members can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome with assistance and mentoring given to those who wish it.
Each spring, we hold three flower show competitions for our members at Ossett, West Yorkshire; Cheadle, Greater Manchester and Newbottle, Co. Durham, which are open to the public.
The North-East group of the Society hold regular meetings, throughout the year, at Newbottle covering a wide range of topics associated with growing and showing Auriculas and Primulas.
We would normally attend the Harrogate Spring Flower Show for our Society to host a stand and display the plants we grow, based around a traditional Auricula Theatre. However given the Covid restrictions we will be unable to attend in 2021. Hopefully we will be able to return in 2022.
Many of our members support the Ancient Society of York Florists Spring Show, exhibiting in the various classes of Auriculas and Primulas.
For further details on the things we do, look at the Diary page
We hope our website promotes your interest in our plants and that you are tempted to join the Society.
Membership provides access to like minded enthusiasts who will be willing to share their knowledge and experience of growing these wonderful plants.
For further details on, and the benefits of, membership see our Membership page.