Rusland Valley Horticultural Society (RVHS)

The Rusland Valley Horticultural Society Show is held on the third Saturday in August in Whitestock Meadow. It began in 1871 when a group of six farmers and gardeners came up with the idea of holding a small flower show and plant sale. Nearly 140 years on and this traditional Lakeland Show, offers a warm welcome with a good hearted crowd, a fine display of talent, plenty of entertainment and competitions galore but the show is much more than that......  Read Jeanie Wilkinson's article on the History of the Rusland Show.


On December 23rd 2010, the Rusland Showfield came up for auction following the sad death of Mr Joe Jackson of High Ickenthwaite Farm. The RVHS, together with the Rusland Valley Community Trust and interest-free loans from individual Committee members, was successful in bidding for the field. A great tribute to a local community that pulls together to secure the future of this wonderful tradition.

Meeting Dates for 2016
(Rusland Reading Rooms, 7.30pm)

In 2016 all meetings will be held on Friday evening at 7:30pm as follows:

  • 5th February

  • 3rd June

  • 22nd July

Saturday 20th August 2016 - RUSLAND SHOW   (Show website:

  • 9th September

  • 18th November (includes the AGM)


RVHS Committee Officers:
Mr John Watson
Mr W A Atkinson
Mr Antony Meanwell (The Syke, Rusland
Tel: 01229 860076  Email: )
Treasurer: Mr Duncan Clegg
Judges Sec: Mrs Sue Benham

Minutes of Meetings from November 2015:

Other Committee Information: