Support your local hospital at Southport Flower Show

Although more used to cannulas than calendulas, doctors, nurses and therapists from Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust are hosting a stand at Southport Flower Show this week. The stand will be hosted by staff from across the hospital who can chat to visitors about working there, what we’re doing to improve our patients’ experience … Read more

Dazzling displays wow record crowds

Thousands of people enjoyed a record-breaking Chorley Flower Show with the borough living up to its burgeoning reputation as the Northern Flowerhouse. Astley Park was turned into a riot of colour with everything from beautiful begonias to resplendent roses and special guest appearances from TV stars Carol Klein and Chris Beardshaw. Almost 15,000 people packed … Read more

Chorley set for blooming marvellous award-winning flower show

Chorley will be blooming with displays from the most talented exhibitors in the country as the borough launches its third flower show in the historic grounds of Astley Park. The town will become a riot of colour with dazzling dahlias and brilliant bonsais ready to wow thousands of people on Saturday and Sunday 29 and … Read more

Residents’ delight at fourth flower show win

Tenants from Wigan Borough are celebrating winning an award for their ‘dreamy nostalgia’ themed garden at this year’s RHS Tatton Flower Show. Wilf and Sue Ford, along with Alan Harper and other residents, are tenants at Sussex Close, Hindley, and scooped Silver Gilt in the prestigious flower show at Tatton Park on Wednesday 19th July. … Read more

Flower power attracts new competitions

Experts in growing sweet peas and roses will be taking part in brand new competitions as part of the award-winning Chorley Flower Show. Two of the country’s most well-known societies will be hosting regional competitions as part of the Chorley Council-run event, providing a great new spectacle at Lancashire’s premier horticultural weekend. The National Sweet … Read more

Top tourist attraction teams up to deliver Chorley Flower Show

One of Chorley’s top tourist attractions will be teaming up with Chorley Council to deliver the award-winning Chorley Flower Show for the third time in a row. Thousands of people enjoyed dazzling displays and a host of horticultural entertainment at the second ever show last year, which won the ‘Tourism Event Award’ in the prestigious … Read more