Largs Horticultural Society
History and Archive of the Society
The Horticultural Society was founded in around 1840, with the first competition/show being held in 1841. It was formed originally by the professional gardeners who worked in the various large houses in the area.
Unfortunately this was before the Largs and Millport Weekly News was printed, so records from those early days are virtually non existant. However some articles from the 'Weekly News' from later years have been found, and some of these can be read below.
Show Schedule Archive
Schedules from some previous shows can be downloaded below
A newsletter was issued in Spring 2015. It can be downloaded from here.
A newsletter was issued in Spring 2018. It can be downloaded from here.
A newsletter was issued in Spring 2019. It can be downloaded from here.
Our Spring 2022 Newsletter can be downloaded from here.
Appeal for more memorabilia
If anyone has any old photographs, show schedules, newspaper cuttings or other memorabilia relating to the Horticultural Society, we would like to borrow it, for copying/scanning, so that it can be included in this section of our website. Please contact the Webmaster