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This Society is famous for the patronage it extends to Ferns, and the result on the recent occasion was a splendid exhibition of them in all their forms and sizes. Prominent amongst the exhibitors of them were P. N. Fraser, Esq., Edinburgh, and Dr Lyell of Newburgh. Flowering plants were not so well represented as we have seen them on former occasions. Fruit was above the average both in quantity and quality; and vegetables good, considering the severe drought of the summer. For further information we refer to the prize-list, remarking that the Society is much indebted to Mr M'Kelvie for the assiduity with which he attends to all the details of management.