The Royal Welsh Show organisers have shelved the horticulture section at this year’s event to cut costs, but the RWAS have advised there are plans for a big relaunch in 2024.
Sadly the announcement was made too late for a lot of our Exhibitors and Welsh Branch Committee who grow for this show and who put on a fabulous display each year.
It has been reported that the section has been losing around £40,000 each year and the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, faced with extreme financial challenges following the pandemic, rising costs and inflation, has had to cut costs.
Last year, the society experienced a significant operating loss, forecast to become a major budget deficit without spending cuts.
Richard Price, honorary show director, said: “Whilst we fully recognise this will be disappointing news for many visitors, competitors and volunteers, the year’s break will be an opportunity to develop the horticulture section ahead of a big re-launch in 2024.