Knowsley Flower Show has been around for almost 20 years and this year, in its 19th year, there is just as much to look forward to and just as much fun, healthy competition to get involved with.
This year, the show will be celebrating, and taking inspiration from, ’50 Summers of Love’. Between May and August, Liverpool is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Summer of Love by hosting a season of love-inspired events and Knowsley is excited to be part of it. Summer of Love is renowned as the year when The Beatle’s Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and All you Need is Love were released back in 1967 as well as when the Mersey Sound poetry anthology was published. Hopefully, the Summer of Love themed categories in the flower show will inspire you to show some love to horticulture and to the pride and joy you will be proudly showcasing at the show!
If you’ve got green fingers and spend more time in your garden than indoors, or have only just thought about getting involved in something like this – you’ll be able to find a category out of the 115 to suit you.
You don’t need to have been growing plants for years to have success in the show; there are specific novice classes and young person’s classes meaning the event is a really good starting point for those who feel a little inexperienced.
Dahlias, roses, pot plants, general cut flowers, geraniums, vegetables…whatever you’d like to show off, there’s an opportunity at this year’s Knowsley Flower Show.
You can find all the categories here on page six and seven, and don’t forget to check out the rules on page nine.
Don’t forget your brilliant efforts will be rewarded and you have the opportunity to win trophies and prize money up to £50.
So, now is the time to make a start on your wonderful produce! What will you choose to grow and nurture?
If you’re planning to grow geranium and are a complete novice or just want to brush up on your skills, Bob Sumners’ top geranium growing tips might help boost your confidence and win over the judges.
Please enter no later than 8pm on Friday 4 August 2017.
Knowsley Flower Show will return to Court Hey Park, Roby Road, Huyton, L16 3NA on Sunday 6 August 2017 from 11am to 5pm.
There’s no need to worry about finding your way to Court Hey Park; just jump on a free shuttle bus near you! You can see the timetable here.