Top tourist attraction teams up to deliver Chorley Flower Show

28 June 2017

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 Lancashire Tourism Awards.

As people start snapping up tickets for the showcase event the council can reveal that Botany Bay will once again be the main sponsor.

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Leader of Chorley Council, said: “To get recognised as the best tourism event in our county is a real coup for Chorley and we can’t deliver the show without the support of our sponsors who allow us to make it happen.

“We had some tremendous feedback about what is a stunning event and by working with Botany Bay, which also operates the free park and ride, it enables us to draw in an audience and put on a show that is on a par with some of the best in the country.

“Tickets are now on sale and if people buy in advance you will receive a discount of up to 25 per cent on the entry fee on the day.”

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 including Chorley’s award-winning RHS Chelsea Flower Show exhibit ‘The Evaders’ Garden’,
  • Regional competitions for two of the country’s most high profile societies – the National Sweet Pea Society and the Rose Society UK
  • Meet celebrity gardeners Carol Klein and Chris Beardshaw 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

Michelle Scott, Marketing Manager of Botany Bay, said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the event again this year and with the calibre of attractions at this year’s show it makes a great day out for anyone.

“There will be plenty of entertainment in the showground and there will be a section of the show for children with fun activities and fairground rides – it is a day out that all generations of the family can enjoy together.

“If you’re travelling by car you can use the free park and ride at Botany Bay and spend time with us too.”

Tickets are now on sale priced £7 adults (£9 on the gate), £1.50 children (£2 on the gate), £15 for a family ticket (£20 on the gate) and parking will be free. You can also gain entry with seven 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 you can get them from Botany Bay, Café Ambio, in Astley Park, or Malcolm’s Musicland, on Chapel Street.

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