The cut blooms of Dahlias bore unmistakable evidence of having been roughly treated by the frosb and drought; nevertheless, Messrs Downie, Laird, & Laing contributed, and took first prize with a good twenty-four blooms of Criterion, King of Primroses, Mr Dix, John Kerby, John Salter, Auna Neville, Andrew Dodds, Vice-President, Constance, John Hunter, Hebe, Favourite, Yellow Boy, Lord Derby, Commander, Hon. Mrs G. Wellesby, Imperial, Memorial, Emperor, Adonis, Mr Brunton, Bullion, Mr Dodds, and Indian Chief. 2. Mr John Harrison, Darlington; and, 3d, Messrs Stewart & Sons, Dundee. In the amateurs' class for eighteen blooms, Mr R. Montgomery, Kilburnie, was first with Vice-President, Grand Sultan, Miss Henshaw, Harry, Lord Derby, Little Atkins, Lady Jane Ellis, Bullion, Adonis, and Garibaldi, duplicates of these being admitted. 2. Mr Wm. Shand. 3. Mr John M'Lean, Duloch Gardens. In the class for twelve blooms the competition was close, and ten stands competed. Mr W. Brown, gardener to David Buchan, Esq., New Saughton, was first with Criterion, Emperor, Buttercup, Miss Henshaw, Lady J. Ellis, Adonis, Valentine, Princess Alice, Sir G. Smythe, Memorial, General Jackson, and Commander. 2. Mr Jas. Johnston, The Gardens, Belfield House, Cupar, with Vice-President, Criterion Miss Henshaw, Purple Gem, Lord Derby, Bullion, Andrew Dodds, Miss Turner, Lady J. Ellis, Juno, Bob Ridley, and Freemason. 3. Mr Goodwin, York. With twelve fancy Dahlias, Messrs Downie, Laird, & Laing were first with very good blooms of Viceroy, Miss Ruth, Heir of York, Attraction, Gem, Jeanie Deans, Leopardess, Fanny Sturt, Mrs Joy, Madlle. Nilsson, Mr Reed, and Rosalia. 2. Messrs Stewart & Son, with blooms not near so good, somewhat small and yet coarse.

In the amateurs' class for twelve kinds, Mr John M'Lean was first with sorts very similar to those just named; and Mr Goodwin, York, second. With six fancies, Mr John Jones, The Gardens, Bangholm Bower, was first, being the only exhibitor.

The Prize-List

We append a list of the awards, premising that the following gentlemen officiated as judges: -

Fruit

Messrs Tillyard, Brocklesby Park; Dell, Stock Rochford; Webster, Gordon Castle; Speed, Chatsworth; Webster, Raby Castle; George Thomson, Stanstead, Sussex; Carmichael, Sandringham; Blair, Shrubland Park.

Plants

Messrs Dominy, Veitch & Sons, London; David Thomson, Drumlan-rig; M'Nab, Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh; Graham, Garscube; Turner, Royal Nursery, Slough; Methven, Blytheswood; Laing, of Downie, Laird, & Laing, Edinburgh; Wm. Dean, late of Shipley; Rev. S. Reynolds Hole; Rev. Edward Hawke; John Keynes, Salisbury.

Class I. - Fruit

Two best Queen Pine-Apples - 1. I Robert Fowl is, gardener to Mr George Henderson, Fordel; 2. William Brown, gardener to Sir David Baxter, Bart., Kilmaron.

Two best Smooth Cayenne Pine-Apples - J. W. Fortune, gardener to Mr Robert Jardine, Castlemilk.

Two best, any other sort - 1. George Ward, gardener to Thomas Miller, Esq., Bishop's Stortford; 2. Mr Devilles, gardener to Major Martin, Wootonhall, Ashburn.

Eight best varieties of Grapes, one bunch of each - 1. George Johnston, gardener to the Earl of Strathmore; 2. Thomas Bannerman, gardener to Lord Bagot, Blithfield, Rugby; 3. W. Thomson, gardener to his Grace the Duke of Buccleuch.

Four best varieties of Grapes - 1. William Bryden, gardener to Sir Wil Ham "Wallace, Bart., Locbryan House; 2. J. MacConnochie, gardener to Mr A. Smollett., Cameron House; 3. William Meads, gardener to Mr Raikes Currie, Minley Manor, Farnburgb, Hants.

Two best buncbes Black Hamburg Grapes - 1. George Johnston, gardener to the Earl of Stratbmore; 2. Walter Bisset, gardener to Mr J. C. Philips, Cheadle; 3. J. Stevens, gardener to the Duke of Sutherland.

Two best buncbes of Muscat of Alexandria Grapes - 1. George Jobnston, gardener to the Earl of Stratbmore; 2. William Bryden, gardener to Sir William Wallace, Bart., Locbryan House; 3. James Louden, gardener to Mr Thomas Barnes, Quinta, Salop.

Two best buncbes Mrs Pince's Muscat Grapes - 1. Mr Joseph Meredith, Garston, Liverpool; 2. James Douglas, gardener to Mr Francis Whitbourn, Loxford Hall, Ilford; 3. John M'Don-ald, gardener to Mrs Sharp Erskine.

Two best bunches Muscat Hamburg Grapes - 1. David Morrison, gardener to Mr H. H. Allen, Inchmartine House; 2. William Bryden, gardener to Sir William Wallace; 3. James Turner, gardener to Mr Mark Sprot of Riddell.

One best bunch Black Hamburg Grapes - 1. George Johnston, gardener to the Earl of Stratbmore; 2. J. Mac-Connochie, gardener to Mr A. Smollett, Cameron House; 3. James Hannah, gardener to Mr John Duncan, Burn-bead.

One best bunch Muscat of Alexandria Grapes - 1. George Johnston, gardener to the Earl of Strath more; 2. William Meads, gardener to Mr Raikes Currie; 3. Alexander Ingram, gardener to the Duke of Northumberland.

One best bunch Black Alicante Grapes - 1. George Johnston, gardener to the Earl of Strathmore; 2. William Melville, Glenlee, New Galloway; 3. George Greig, gardener to Mr W. Christie, Greenpark, Liberton.

One bunch best Grapes, Lady Downes - 1. George Johnston, gardener to the Earl of Strathmore; 2. Thomas Ban-neiman, gardener to Lord Bagot; 3. Thomas Fraser, gardener to Mr James Tweedie, Rachan House.

One beaviest bunch Black Grapes - 1. James Douglas, gardener to Mr Francis Whitbourn; 2. J. Laing, gardener to Mr R. Cathcart, Pitcarlie; 3. Charles Irvine, gardener to Mr G. Watson.

One heaviest bunch White Grapes - 1. James Dickson, gardener to Mr John Jardine, Arkelton, 16 1/2 lb.; 2. Wm. Melville, Kirkcudbright.

One bunch finest-flavoured White Grapes - 1. George Johnston, gardener to the Earl of Strathmore; 2. John Bruuton, gardener to Sir David Kin-loch, Bart.

One bunch finest-flavoured Black Grapes - 1. George Johnston; 2. John Brunton.

One bunch finest Bloom Grape - George Johnston.

Best collection of the varieties of Black Hamburg Grapes, with their names, one bunch each - 1. William Thomson; 2. George Johnston.

Best collection of the varieties of White Muscats, with their names, one bunch each - 1. Alex. Ingram, gardener to the Duke of Northumberland; 2. William Thomson; 3. John M'Kay, gardener to Mr Charles Tennant of The Glen.