Anticipation grows for show

Published on: Wednesday, 01-July-2015

Sunflowers will be the eye-catching theme of this year’s Knowsley Flower Show, which returns to Court Hey Park and the National Wildflower Centre in Huyton on Sunday August 9 from 11am-5pm.  

Knowsley Flower Show is the largest free horticultural show in the North West, attracting annual crowds of around 20,000.

Now in its 17th year, visitors can expect plenty to keep all ages entertained. 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 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 which is a blaze of colour housing hundreds of fantastic horticultural displays.

Each year thousands of entries are received from seasoned gardeners and first time ‘amateur’ entrants alike. And with 115 classes to choose from, there is something for everyone.

So, why not get growing and enter your best veg and most beautiful blooms into one of the many categories? Pick up a schedule from any council one stop shop or libraries or download from

You 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 

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.

This year as an extra treat, 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 so that you can plan your journey as car parking is extremely limited on site.