The annual exhibition of the Pelargonium Society was held on Tuesday, in the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society, South Kensington, and, the weather being favourable the gardens were thronged with a fashionable company. Plants were arranged in the long tent at the southern end of the gardens, and were not only extensive in quantity, but of a superior character to many previous exhibits. The conspicuous advance in the size, colour, and habit of the various sections of the pelargonium family—which is better known in common parlance as the geranium—was never more strikingly exemplified than in this exhibition. A general exhibition of fruit, vegetables, and flowers was held at the same time. In the course of the afternoon the members of the society lunched together, under the presidency of Lord Aberdare, several members of the Belgian School of Horticulture being present.—A rose exhibition by the National Rose Society will be Held at the Society's Gardens nest Tuesday, July 4. The band of the Royal Horse Guards will be in attendance.
Source: The Illustrated London News, July 1, 1882, p.14