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.

1 Sept 1877 - Show Report

6 Oct 1877 - Society's Annual Supper

31 Aug 1878 - Show Report

30 Aug 1879 - Show Report

3 Sept 1881 - Flower Show on today

6 Sept 1913 - Show Report

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.

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