Whether it was that the classes of Variegated Pelargoniums are less regarded than they were, or owing to the drought having affected the coloration of the leaves; or whether because the prizes offered were considered too small in amount to induce exhibitors to take their plants to the show; in each class one variety, three plants of each had to be shown. The best golden-edged variegated Zonal Pelargonium was a fine-looking, robust, and well-coloured variety named the Rev. E. R. Benyon, one of Mr Grieve's raising, and exhibited by Messrs E. G. Henderson & Son. The next best was Gold Crown, from Mr John Mann, Brentwood; and the next, Ealing Rival, from Mr John Stevens, Ealing. The best silver-edged variegated Zonal was Lass o' Gowrie, also from Messrs E. G. Henderson & Son - a vigorous grower, and well coloured, but rather rough-looking; the next best Mrs Rousby, from Mr C. Turner, very promising, and with nice smooth leaves; 3d, Mr C. Edmonds, Hayes, with Hayes' Rival. Each of the winning plants in these two classes had been grafted on a strong-growing stock, said to be the double-flowering Gloire de Nancy, which, to all appearance, gave the plants great robustness of habit as compared with those on their own roots.

The best gold-and-bronze Pelargonium was Imperatrice Eugenie, very finely grown and coloured, shown by Messrs Downie, Laird, & Laing; 2d, Mr Henry Cannell, Woolwich, with Annie Keeler. Messrs Downie Laird, & Laing also had Black Douglas and Reine Victoria; but, unlike the practice of other Pelargonium exhibitions, the judges only awarded one prize to one exhibitor in each class, even though that exhibitor might have plants of a better variety than the one gaining the second prize. A single plant of an indifferent golden-leaved variety, named Golden Defiance, was staged by Mr Ford of St Leonard's Gardens, Hexham, Happily for the interests of floriculture, but one plant was staged, so no prize was awarded, or there is too much reason to fear it would have been awarded a first, on the seeming ground that the judges are bound to give the prize to the best thing staged in every class, even though the best may be very bad. The best silver-edged variegated Pelargonium was May Queen, from Mr C. Turner, who was the only exhibitor in this class; he had also Bright Star and Princess Alexandra, both well worthy the second and third prizes, but they were not awarded.

The best Ivy-leaved Pelargonium was Compactum, a close wiry-growing variegated variety, from Mr C. Turner, the only one staged for competition. The best Nosegay Pelargonium was W. E. Gladstone, from Mr George Smith, Tottington Nursery, Islington, with large trusses of bright orange-crimson flowers; 2d, Mr H. Cannell, with Master Christine, said to be a hybrid Nosegay, with large trusses of deep pink flowers, and remarkably free. By many competent judges this was thought to be the best of the two. Giant Christine was also shown by Mr Cannell, the flowers pale pink and very large, the habit dwarf. The best Zonal Pelargonium was Lord Derby, shown in fine condition by the raiser, Mr John Mann, Brentwood. The next best was Annihilator, from Mr J. George of Putney Heatb, having glowing fiery-red flowers. Mr Mann had several other fine varieties, but no third prize was given. Messrs Downie, Laird, & Laing and H. Cannell were the only exhibitors of double Pelargoniums; the former had three well grown and bloomed plants of Marie Lemoine, the latter the same number of small but nicely-flowered plants of Madame Lemoine.

Prizes were also offered for the best dish of early Plums. This was taken by Mr Douglas, The Gardens, Loxford Hall, Essex, with Greengage; the second * best being Morocco, from Mr Porter, gardener to C. Benham, Esq., Isleworth. Some fruit of M'Laren's Prolific Raspberry, which was awarded a first-class certificate last year as a fine free-bearing autumnal kind, was produced on this occasion, and much admired. It was exhibited by the raiser, Mr M'Laren, Ash, Surrey. From the Orchard-house at Chiswick came some Mulberries, which were found to be much finer in every respect, and more melting, than in the case of fruits plucked in the open air.