Flower Show - 2 weeks to go

Published on: Monday, 27-July-2015

The final countdown is on for this year’s Knowsley Flower Show, the largest free horticultural show in the North West, which takes place at Court Hey Park and the National Wildflower Centre in Huyton on Sunday August 9 from 11am-5pm.

The 17th annual show promises incredible displays of flowers and produce, great entertainment, its biggest ever farmer’s market and much more.Knowsley Flower Show

Attracting crowds of around 20,000 each year, the show is one of the highlights in Knowsley’s calendar, and the Flower Show has something to offer people of all ages.

In the Mackrell & Thomas sponsored Main Arena there’ll be demonstrations by the ever-popular H&M Dog Display and Hawkeye Falconry. Elsewhere at the show you can enjoy good food, great entertainment, fairground rides, plant stalls and much more.

This year there will be dance showcases from local children and street style dance sessions as well as paintballing and activities for young people organised by Knowsley Youth Mutual. Youth signing group EnChord will also be performing.

Foodies will be in heaven with the Farmer’s Market – the largest ever at Knowsley Flower Show, with more than 30 stalls. And aspiring gardeners will love the National Vegetable Society’s roadshow which will be at the show offering tips and advice on growing your own.

If you’re looking for unique handmade items and gifts, look no further than the Craft Marquee, sponsored by award winning Huyton based The Leather Satchel Company.

At the heart of the show is the floral marquee housing hundreds of breathtaking horticultural displays.

Each year thousands of entries are received from seasoned gardeners and first time ‘amateur’ entrants alike. So, if you’ve had a successful year in the garden so far, and have something you’d like to enter, pick up a schedule from any council one stop shop or libraries or download from http://www.knowsleyflowershow.com/. With 115 classes there is bound to be one for you.

Green fingered visitors can also buy very reasonably priced plants from the plant marquee, this year sponsored by Myerscough College, with stalls from the British Cactus Society, Bowring Park Allotments and more. 

For full information about the show, visit http://www.knowsleyflowershow.com/

You can also ‘like’ Knowsley Flower Show on Facebook for all the latest announcements about the show, as well as lots of useful gardening advice, tips and tricks to inspire you to get out in your garden and grow.

Parking is very limited on site, so as usual free shuttle buses are being provided to bring visitors to the show from right across Knowsley. Visitors from further afield can park in Huyton town centre car park and catch the shuttle bus from Huyton bus station.

And if you are travelling in from Kirkby, you are in for an extra treat, because visitors using the free shuttle buses to travel to the show might well find themselves riding a vintage classic, as lovingly restored by the North West Vehicle Restoration Trust.

All the details of routes and times are available on the website http://www.knowsleyflowershow.com/ so that you can plan your journey.