Tickets now on sale for Lancashire’s premier flower show

20 May 2016

GARDENING enthusiasts keen to see some of the country’s top floral exhibitors can now get their tickets for Chorley Flower Show with tickets going on sale today.

Thousands of people enjoyed dazzling displays and a host of horticultural entertainment at the first ever show last year, which was nominated as a finalist in the Lancashire Tourism Awards.
People can save on the ticket prices by buying in advance for the Chorley Council-run show, which promises to be bigger and better this year.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, said: “The first Chorley Flower Show made a huge mark last year and was recognised regionally as one of the best days out.

“We had some tremendous feedback about what was a stunning event and we’ve been
working on improving it further for this year and it promises to be another must-see event.

“Tickets are now going on sale and if people buy in advance you will receive a discount on the entry fee.”

The two-day event, held on 30 and 31 July in Astley Park, will include:

  • A professional exhibitors’ marquee featuring gold-medal winning entrants from some of the country’s biggest shows
  • Stunning show gardens, which are a new feature of this year’s show, including Chorley’s award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibit ‘The Evaders’ Garden’,
  • The unveiling of the new Victorian Glasshouse, which will be planted up for the show with demonstrations
  • Meet celebrity gardeners who will be answering your questions
  • Horticultural trade stands offering the best quality in garden products
  • An amateur marquee incorporating flower and pot plant classes and floral art
  • Take a tour of the historic Astley Hall, which will be decked out with floral decorations

“We are delighted with the calibre of attractions we will have at this year’s show and although it is very much focussed on a horticultural theme the displays are so spectacular that it makes a good day out for anyone,” said Councillor Bradley.

“There will be plenty of entertainment in the showground and there will be a section of the show for children with fun activities and a chance to meet farmyard animals too – it is a day out for all generations of the family.

“We set the entry fees at a very reasonable rate last year to help us establish the show – we have increased them slightly to make the show sustainable but by buying in advance the adult tickets are only £1 more expensive and the children’s tickets will be cheaper,” said Councillor Bradley.

Tickets are now on sale priced £5 adults (£7 on the gate), £1.50 children (£2 on the gate), £12 for a family ticket (£15 on the gate) and parking will be free. You can also gain entry with five time credits and there are special rates for groups of more than 20.

If you’d like more information visit, where you can buy your tickets online, or contact the council on 01257 515151.

Offline ticket sales will be launched in June – with a free park and ride service operating from Botany Bay

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