THE WEM Sweet Pea Show will be returning to the town this summer.

The show will take place on June 25 and June 26 in Wem Town Hall and it celebrates the Sweet Pea flower.

Wem has been dubbed the home of Sweet Pea due to Henry Eckford, a 19th century Scottish horticulturalist, who loved in Wem and cultivated more than 200 varieties of Sweet Pea during his life in the town.

Wyliss Turner, the chairwoman of the Eckford Sweet Pea Society said the show will provide opportunities for people to take part.

She added: "The show gives everyone the opportunity to see many varieties of Sweet Peas including Spencer and Grandiflora as well as Floral Art displays.

"Children's classes include drawing and crafting opportunities so everyone can take part."

The Eckford Sweet Pea Society of Wem had held the show from 1988 to 2019 but that year committee members said they were unable to hold the show.

The show is able to go ahead this year thanks to a partnership between The Eckford Sweet Pea Society and Wem Town Hall.

Rose Horner, said there will be many stalls in the town hall.

She added: "Wem Town Hall is delighted to play a part in bringing together a wonderful display of Sweet Peas celebrating our local heritage.

"At the show there will be a variety of craft, gift and food stalls and Wem Town Hall’s café will be offering delicious afternoon teas, promising an excellent day out for all.

"Anyone wishing to make and entry or display should contact Wem Town Hall for a show schedule on 01939232299 or email

"If you have some Sweet Peas in your garden why not give it a try."

The show will last from 10am until 5pm on the Saturday and from 10am until 3pm on the Sunday.

Children can get in for free.

Tickets for one day will be £2 for a one-day entry and tickets will be £3 for two-day entry.

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