Whether they’re sharing gardening tips, teaching you new skills in the kitchen or simply keeping the kids entertained - Southport Flower Show attracts a wide range of exciting celebrity guests.
In recent years Ainsley Harriott, Jean Christophe-Novelli and Simon Rimmer have all graced our cookery theatre, taking you through step-by-step demonstrations on how to cook their incredible signature dishes.
Carol Vorderman has opened the show for us, along with Anton du Beke, Sherrie Hewson and Suranne Jones.
Justin Fletcher is confirmed to be returning for 2018’s show — keep your eyes peeled for the rest of the line-up, coming soon!2018 Celebrities:
Date: Friday 17th August
Enjoy a glamourous Ladies Day event – including show entry, a two course lunch, entertainment and ‘best dressed’ competition. Not one to be missed! - £55
Spoil yourselves and indulge at the show with a spot of relaxing afternoon tea in our luxurious marquee - £21 (excludes entry and unavailable on Friday 17th)
Treat yourself to the ultimate Southport Flower Show experience. Enjoy a cold glass of Pimm's upon arrival, an exquisite three-course lunch, a complimentary bar, indulgent afternoon tea - the works! - £120
One of the show’s highlights is the spectacular Grand Floral Marquee. It’s a treasure trove of quality plants and flowers, trees and shrubs, bonsai, cacti, vegetables and herbs. Visit the Grand Floral Marquee to look, see and smell not only superior quality specimens, but also some of the more unusual plant varieties before you buy and, just importantly, get on the spot advice from the people who actually grew the plants.
Arguably the most popular attraction at the show, over 92% of our visitors make a point to visit the Show Gardens.
Led by the show theme each year, these incredible gardens are constructed by Garden Designers and Landscapers in just under two weeks. Inspired by the show’s annual theme, this year our exhibitors go head-to-head to create the most Curious Garden and impress our judges.
Whether you are looking for inspiration, ideas or the professionals who will do the right job – you will leave our breath-taking Show Gardens excited to transform your own.
If you like to shop, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the show. We have a pop-up shopping village full of unusual and unique products.
With over 350 diverse trade exhibitors, it’s packed full with everything you could want for you, your home and garden.
Prepare to be bee-wildered by the bee-keepers in our Honey Marquee, who will give you a live demonstration of the honeybees performing their amazing “Waggle Dance”.
Once you have watched the curious work done by these amazing creatures, treat yourself to their spoils! With a selection of honey and beeswax on sale from local bee-keepers, you will be able to sample and take home their gorgeous preserves.
Lots of entertainment all through the day!
The place for excitement and brilliant entertainment especially brought to you from all over the country. For 2018 we have a stunning line up of spectacular thrills and amazing performances to surprise as well as amuse.
Our Piazza Stage, right in the centre of the showground, also provides continuous ‘easy listening’ right by the main catering areas, again with lots of seating.
Around the Showground, throughout the day:
Bright Bricks with LEGO Brick's will be at this year’s show (Friday/Saturday only). Located next to the Central Catering Area there will be a LEGO marquee that will house some LEGO models, a LEGO shop and a Make & Take zone.
This is an area where visitors get to build their own model of a specially designed, themed build with the help of a Bright Bricks’ professional. The really fun part of this interactive feature is that the visitor gets to take the model home*.
*A fee of £4 applies.
Take a seat in the cookery theatre and enjoy some of the nation’s most loved chefs sharing their tips while they cook - live!
Once you’ve got your inspiration, head to the bustling food marquee where you can sample and buy produce from over 60 independent gourmet producers.
Keep your eyes peeled for our celebrity and professional chef line-up, coming soon.