This exhibition was held on the 17th of April, but was a very small affair; and, though held in the Conservatory, fully one-half of the plants were contributed in the form of miscellaneous collections. Azaleas were the chief feature of the show, and though it was the time when Azaleas would be plentiful enough, there was not a single group contributed in the class for nine varieties. With six varieties (amateurs), Mr George Wheeler, gardener to Sir F. H. Goldsmid, Bart., M.P., Regent's Park, was first, with by no means good specimens of Criterion, Holfordii, Etoile de Flandres, Prince of Wales, Glory of Sunninghill, and Stella, the last being finely bloomed. Second, Mr A. Wilkie, Addison Road, Kensington, with Burlingtonia, Petuniseflora, Fielderi, Marie Vervsene, Perfection, and Admiration. Mr George Fairbairn, the Gardens, Lion House, Isleworth, was third. In the nurseryman's class for six kinds, Mr C. Turner, Slough, was first with six half-standard plants, on stems about 2 feet in height, having almost circular heads of flowers so densely produced as to give the plants the appearance of floral mops. In the case of one or two, a few sprigs of foliage had managed to get to the fore, and gave a little relief to the somewhat formal heads of flower.

The plants were said to have been imported from Belgium, and consisted of the following kinds: - Baronne de Pret, Rosea odorata, Souvenir de I'Exposition, Due de Nassau, Etendard de Flandre, and a pale rosy purple flower with a name incapable of transcription or pronunciation by an ordinary mortal. Messrs Dobson & Son, Isleworth, were second with some sorry plants, exception being made in the case of a well-flowered Stella, with a single specimen Azalea. Mr Wilkie was first with Sir Charles Napier, and Mr C. Turner second with Marie Vervsene, also a standard plant.

It was too early for Herbaceous Calceolarias, though Mr James of Isleworth sent half-a-dozen small plants of his fine strain, under name. Mr Wiggins was first with some very good plants of Cyclamen Persi-cum, having varicoloured and large heads of bloom, but getting past their best. Mr James was second, and Mr George Fairbairn third. It was noticeable that all the Cyclamens came from Isleworth, which place is just now the home of the fine kinds of recent introduction. Some Cinerarias were produced, the plants being of medium size and well bloomed. Messrs Dobson & Son were first with Conqueror, Lord Elgin, Snownake, Perfection, Candidate, and Lady Feodora Grosvenor. The flowers were small, but the foregoing constituted a very good assortment. Mr James was second, having Agrippa and Uncle Toby, and some of the foregoing.

The display of show Auriculas was by no means extensive or good. Mr Turner was first with a collection of nine kinds, consisting of Lovely Ann, Trafalgar, and General Neill, green edged; Colonel Champneys (Turner), Bright Phoebus, Competitor, Sophia, and Union, grey edged; and Countess of Dunmore, white edged. No second prize was awarded, but Mr James was placed third with some poor plants. In the class for nine Auriculas, selfs and fancies, Mr Turner was again first with Midnight, Prince Alfred, Eliza, and Metropolitan, self flowers, and the following fancy or Alpine kinds: Jessie, George, Lightbody, Tenniel, Millais, and Neatness; all representing the improvement Mr Turner has made within the last few years in this fine class of flowers, that in point of attractiveness completely distance the show kinds. Mr James was second with the following self flowers: Mr Sturrock, Meteor Flag, Royal Purple, Mrs Smith, and Negro; and the folloAving Alpines, Conspicua, Dazzle, Mabel, and Landseer.

Mr Thomas Ware, of Tottenham, contributed a select and very interesting collection of spring-flowering plants, among them a basket of Trillium grandiflorum, with its large and showy snow-white blossoms.