Enter the floral art contest at the Chorley Flower Show
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Whether you're an amateur florist, a green fingered expert or never touched a bouquet before, the show is looking for the county's most creative work using the humble flower.
The deadline for registering for entry is the 28th June. As well as the honour of winning the county's premier floral competition, there is also a cash prize up for grabs of £25 for first, £15 for second and £10 for third place.
There are four entry categories:
1. Search for beauty - a pedestal arrangement of flowers
2. Mews on nature - exhibit using fresh foliage
3. Apocalypse - roses display
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This year the show is also running a floral art competition for children, themed fun, sea and sand. Children under 16 can enter with a £12 for first place, £8 for second and £5 for third place.
For everyone entering the Chorley Flower Show competitions this year, including the floral art ones, there will be a special event held between 10am and 12noon at Birkacre Garden Centre on the 29th June, with tips on how to display exhibits at the show.
The amateur competitions are free to enter and being jointly organised with Chorley and District Gardening Society, which has been hosting shows in the town since 1884.
Dedrah Moss, Show Manager of the Floral Art section, said: "We had some brilliantly creative entries last year and I can't wait to see what people produce this year. We just want to remind people so they don't miss the floral art deadline, which is earlier than the other competitions.
"We also have some new classes this year, including a pedestal class, which will hopefully attract even more entries.
"The floral art section really is a beautiful part of the show and if you've never entered before give it a go and you'll be amazed how proud you feel with so many people admiring what you've created for your display."
To enter for the floral art competition or register your entry for any of the amateur competitions this year visit www.chorleyflowershow.com/amateur-competition or call in at the council offices.