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Chorley Flower Show goes virtual

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Images from previous flower shows in Chorley

People wanting their flower fix this summer can enjoy a weekend of entertainment online as the award-winning Chorley Flower Show goes virtual for the first time ever.

Restrictions on mass gatherings mean the popular event cannot go ahead as normal but organisers Chorley Council are keen to encourage as many people as possible to take part in the one-off online event.

There will be the usual demonstrations by exhibitors, a Q&A session with gardening experts plus we’ll be revealing the winners of the amateur competitions to which the council has had dozens of entries.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, said: “The flower show is now recognised as one of the top events in the country and provides a boost for the local economy so we are really disappointed not to be able to give people a fun day out this year.

“We’ve not let the weather deter us in the past so we’ve moved a lot of the show online so people can enjoy lots of information and entertainment from the comfort of their own living room or garden.

“We’ve had tremendous support from all the exhibitors and traders and all the visitors who would have attended and we hope people will enjoy our online event.”

The virtual show will run on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 August and with information on chorleyflowershow.com with many of the activities on the Facebook event page.

There will be plenty of videos to watch, a few fun surprises along the way and a chance to get discounted tickets for the 2021 show.

“We’d really appreciate everyone’s support for the online event and if you know family or friends that haven’t attended before please share the link with them and we’re sure it will encourage them to attend in person next year,” said Councillor Bradley.

“I’m sure it will give you a few more tips to keep your garden in top shape for the rest of the summer and if you’re not a keen gardener it may inspire you to get out in the garden.

“I’ve certainly spent a bit more time in the garden this year and it not only means you’ve got a more enjoyable space at home but it is good for your mental health and wellbeing too.”

Details of the online show can be found at chorleyflowershow.com or by searching ‘virtual Chorley Flower Show’ on Facebook.

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