Rusland Valley Horticultural Society


Photos © Jean Wilkinson

The Rusland Valley Horticultural Society runs the Rusland Show, which is held on the third Saturday in August in Whitestock Meadow. The Society 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.

Go to the Rusland Show Website


RVHS Committee Officers:
Chairman:
Mr John Watson
Vice-Chairman: Mr W A Atkinson
Secretary:
Mrs Maureen Boyren (Tel: 01229 885300  Email: m.boyren@btinternet.com )
Treasurer: Mr Richard Dobson
Judges Sec: Ms Mandy Barton

On December 23rd 2010, the Rusland Showfield came up for auction. The RVHS, together with the Rusland Valley Community Trust and interest-free loans from individual Committee members, was successful in bidding for the field, and in 2018, the Society managed to buy the Trust’s share of the land, so that it now owns all the land it needs. A great tribute to a local community that pulls together to secure the future of this wonderful tradition.