Thousands of visitors enjoyed the Knowsley Flower Show 2014

Published on: Wednesday, 06-August-2014

Over 20,000 people enjoyed a great day out at the Knowsley Flower Show in Huyton on Sunday.

Highlights of the show, which this year commemorated the centenary of World War I, included a replica trench complete with audio visual effects, the Huyton Ukele Troupe, the H&M Dog Display team and Mersey Morris Men.flower show

All of this is in addition to the stunning floral marquee with its impressive blaze of colour from the flowers, vegetables and fruit which were entered into the many categories of fantastic horticultural displays.

The overall winner of Best Exhibit in the Show was Steve Burns.

Other winners included Chris Nightingale who scooped most points from all classes and took the RHS Banksian Medal. 

Amongst the younger flower enthusiasts, the Best in Young Persons Section went to Reuban Birchall.

Children also enjoyed face painting, pottery demonstrations, paintballing and fair ground rides. Live music and entertainment was provided by talented young musicians from EnChord, a group of 13 to 19 year olds from Knowsley.

There was also a craft marquee, produce market and array of health and wellbeing activities to rejuvenate, in the Forget Me Not Garden at the North West’s largest free horticultural show.

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure, Community and Culture, said,

“This year’s flower show was once again a huge success and I’m glad to see so many people turned out to enjoy the North West’s biggest free horticultural event.

“The show was particularly special this year, commemorating the First World War centenary with with a red, white and blue theme, soldiers in World War I uniform and exhibits from Prescot Museum.

“The flower show attracts visitors from far and wide and is always a highlight in the Knowsley calendar.”

The Flower Show is held annually at Court Hey Park, home to the National Wildflower Centre which is open seven days a week over the summer.

Class winners

Best in general cut flowers - Helen Dolan

Best in dahlias - Steve Burns

Best in roses - Tony & Alice Bracegirdle

Best in vegetables - Vinnie Kilshaw

Best in novice classes - Teresa Roberts

Best in children’s classes - Reuben Birchall