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BNCS 2022 AGM
Please use the pdf. link for details of this years AGM
Leading the way with Dianthus
British National Carnation Society
Welcome to the BNCS website
The website will be your view into the BNCS along with the Yearbook and Newsletters. We hope you find your visits to the website interesting and informative. If you would like to join the society we have a membership page with full details scroll down the menu on the left for the link
We are always looking for ways to help protect ourselves from accidents in the garden. Electrical Safety First formely the Electrical Safety Council have introduced a website which may be of some help in preventing accidents in the garden and the home
2015 SHOW ANALYSIS
Still a good reference on what is being shown
Harrogate 2019 Autumn Show
We had a new team erecting the stand for the Autumn show, Peter and Kathy Booker decided to try a full Floral Display and I am delighted to say they won a prestigious Gold Medal they were ably assisted by Peter Lax and Hazel Hare with thanks to Tony Booker for artwork and draft design. The theme was a Rainbow to show the beautiful colours Carnations have achieved over the Seventy years of the BNCS. It was decided to help a very worthy cause in the Rainbow Trust Children's Charity over the period of the show.
Site created & maintained by Dennis Price
Taking into account the situation with the pandemic it is with regret the BNCS has had to cancel the following events.
2020 AGM which was rescheduled for March 2021
There will be no display or stand at Harrogate Spring Show 2021
The early show at RHS Harlow Carr
The BNCS championship classes with the Lancs & Cheshire Carnation Soc., Yorkshire Carnation Soc. & The Great North Carnation Soc.
Due to the growing number of requests to find cultivars and the limited space on the home page and the Faq's page The cultivar search has a page of it's own Please check regularly
Go to the new International page for an in depth insight into Pinks in Japan from our member Mr. Munenori Hosoya.
NEW! 5th August 2018: We have now received a second article from Mr Hosoya regarding production of Carnations through history in Japan available to view on International Page 1
International Page 2 has an article from Mr. Al Maas from Michigan USA
A list of topics members may be interested in
The editors are building a comprehensive gallery of dianthus cultivars small at the moment but plans are for it to be an extensive feature.
News from our affiliate societies
Keith Mastaglio will be trying out methods of growing our favourite blooms then passing on his findings to you
Detailed information on carnations and pinks