7 things to do at the 2019 Chorley Flower Show

Chorley Flower Show (c) Martin Birchall Photography

Chorley Flower Show (c) Martin Birchall Photography - Credit: Archant

Lancashire’s award-winning show opens its doors this weekend

Astley Hall

The Grade II historic house will be open to the public and decked in flower displays

Grand Floral Marquee

A professional exhibitors' marquee featuring RHS gold-medal winning entrants from some of the country's biggest shows

The Amateur Marquee

A huge 110m marquee which hosts the amateur competitions including the National Sweet Pea Society and Rose Society contest. Be wowed by some stunning displays and get expert advice from society members.

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The Garden Theatre

Open between 10.30am and 4pm, hear talks form gardening experts including Jonathan Moseley judge on the BBC's Allotment Challenge, Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins and multiple RHS Gold award winner, Helen Bainbridge. There is also a Q&A so you can aske the experts any questions you have.

The Food and Drink Village

Scrumptious local produce from artisan stalls, festival street food, prosecco, beer and gin bars and live music in a glorious flower power themed garden party setting.

Show gardens

Astley's walled garden will house a range of show gardens, along with 2m x 2m community garden displays along the driveway. A highlight this year will be Estelle Bryers' theatre inspired garden, as well as the permanent RHS Chelsea Flower Show award-winning Evader's garden.

Shopping

With almost 50 independent stalls, displaying unique products for the home and garden, the shopping village is a must, find everything from special breeds of plants to sculptures, spas, furniture and garden rooms. Exhibitors this year include Book In Style offering some special holiday deals for show goers, Preston beekeepers, Birkacre Garden Centre and Luxury Spas Direct.

Gates open at 10am and close at 5pm and the show will open at 9am for a quiet hour on the Sunday.

Advance tickets for the show are just £10 for adults and £1.50 for children if booked before the 24th July, or £12 and £2 on the gate. To book visit www.chorleyflowershow.com