Sunflower planting

Published on: Thursday, 28-May-2015

Children at the Friends of Jubilee Park play session in Huyton enjoyed a masterclass in planting as preparations for this year’s Knowsley Flower Show continue.

Tony Hill from the Flower Show Committee was on hand to help the group of children, all Park View Primary pupils, plant some sunflower seeds ready to enter their blooms into the newly created Sunflower category for the show, which is themed to celebrate the Year of the Sunflower.

This year’s show takes place on Sunday, August 9 at Court Hey Park and the National Wildflower Centre. As always, it is free to enter and packed with plenty to entertain the whole family.

The show, organised by Knowsley Council, is always keen to attract entrants from both experienced and novice gardeners alike. There are 115 classes to choose from and categories for children – so there is something for everyone.

If you would like to enter some fruit or veg – or maybe even a sunflower – then take a look at the schedule. You can pick up a copy in council one stop shops and libraries, or download it from the Flower Show website http://www.knowsleyflowershow.com/

And even if you aren’t planning to enter, there will be plenty to see and do. As well as taking in the colourful produce and flowers on display in the floral marquee there is plenty of family entertainment including the popular Hawkeye Falconry, H&M dog Display in the main arena. New for 2015 is a Dance Extravaganza on the Gladstone field, showcasing talented young dancers from schools in the area demonstrating everything from street to contemporary dance.

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing, said: “Every year the quality of the entries at the Flower Show is phenomenal – and it’s great that many of those come from novice gardeners and first time exhibitors.

“If you have been getting into gardening recently, or are already a keen gardener and looking for a challenge, then make this the year you enter too.” 

Don’t forget to also ‘like’ Knowsley Flower Show on Facebook for gardening tips, show information and photos from the event. You’ll find it at www.facebook.com/knowsleyflowershow 

And if you are business or community group interested in hosting a stand at Knowsley Flower Show, contact Carla Simkin on 0151 443 5353.