This Exhibition took place as usual in the Music Hall, George Street, Edinburgh. On the recent occasion the experiment was made of keeping the show open two days - the 29th and 30th of March - but we do not believe its success will warrant its repetition. For a few years after these spring exhibitions were begun, the public came in crowds to see them, and put up with the crushing and jostling for the sake of seeing fine masses and groups of spring bulbs and brilliant displays of Azaleas and suchlike; but the novelty has now worn off, and so has the attendance, and it must continue to do so, unless a more spacious and accessible building can be procured, wherein to hold flower-shows and kindred exhibitions; a place that, for area, surroundings, and easy access, could be made an agreeable promenade, where there should be ample space to admit of the music of a military band being played without danger to the ears of the lieges, as is the case where they are held at present; and we think it is hardly creditable to the enterprise of Edinburgh that such a building does not exist either in east or west Princes Street Gardens. It might combine in one a winter garden, musical promenade, and a place where not only flower-shows, but exhibitions of poultry, dairy produce, and, within certain restrictions, exhibitions of all industrial productions, might be held.

But to return to the recent flower-show. We remarked that while the spring bulbs were less numerous and not so fine as we have previously seen them, every other department of it was above the average of other years. The Azaleas were especially well represented, so were stove and greenhouse plants, Rododendrons, and specially forced Roses; they have made a sudden leap forward. Among subjects which we noticed were a fine collection of Cyclamens, exhibited by Downie, Laird, & Laing; amongst them Rosium grandiflora and Purity were specially beautiful. We predict quite a run on these pretty spring flowers, which have been far too long neglected. The same firm exhibited a collection of flowering plants, as did Messrs Drummond of George Street, Gordon & Sons of Murrayfield, Messrs Dickson & Sons, who in addition had a great many fine small Roses in beautiful bloom most creditably managed. Mr Methven had in addition to a collection of flowering plants a very fine collection of foliage and decorative plants; Messrs Dickson & Co. a fine collection of flowering and other plants.

A feature that attracted much attention was Mr M'Intosh's Rhododendron Argentii, a handsome plant about 8 feet high, with a great many fine trusses of white bloom on it, and valued by its owner at 100. Mr Patterson, gardener to Professor Syme, exhibited a fine variety of Catleya, one of the numerous Triania varieties, but a very handsome one. The eighteen Hyacinths that got the first prize in their class came from Luffness, and did much credit to Mr Cow, Mr Hope's gardener; the following are the varieties, Baron Von Tuyll, Howard, Lord Macaulay, Von Schiller, Marie, Gigantea, Grand Lillias, Koh-i-noor, Blondin, Mont Blanc, Mimosa, Prima Donna, and Charles Dickens. Mr D. Kerr, gardener to A. B. Shand, Esq. of Glencarse, was first with 12's, exhibiting nearly the same varieties as Mr Cow. Mr Lees of Tynninghame exhibited a plant of Phalaenopsis Schilleriana, with 200 blooms open on it. On no previous occasion have we seen so good a display of Pears and Apples at so late a period of the spring - Mr Lees, Tynninghame; Mr Knight, Floors Castle; Mr Baxter, Riccar-ton, and others, showed fine collections.

Pines were well represented from The Glen by Mr M'Kay, and by Mr Greg, gardener to Mr Christie, Craigend. The only Grapes which were in fine condition were black and white Lady Downes. Vegetables were above the average both in quantity and quality: the forced ones were especially fine. Cucumbers were well shown by Mr Greg, and by Mr Hannah, gardener to Mr Duncan, Burnhead.

Our space compels us to omit a formal list of the prizes, and we feel that in noticing some productions we do injustice in leaving many equally meritorious unnoticed; but we cannot help it, - there is a limit to the space at our disposal.