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.
Can you guess who this year’s special guests will be?
Date: Friday 18th 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
Enhance your day with a delicious three-course lunch in our restaurant - £30 (excludes entry)
Spoil yourselves and indulge at the show with a spot of relaxing afternoon tea in our luxurious marquee - £19 (excludes entry)
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! - £110
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.
Click below to view this years exhibitors
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.
Date: Wednesday 16th August
Our prestigious black tie event includes a champagne reception in our Grand Floral Marquee, followed by a fabulous four course dinner with entertainment in the Gala Marquee. Includes a day ticket to the show.
Kids mad about Minecraft? Watch Minecraft YouTubers? MineVention are coming to this year’s show for a fun-packed day of Minecraft and more!
Meet and greet famous Minecraft YouTubers Tomohawk, MiniMuka and SnakeDoctor - who will all be at the show all four days! Best part?... Kids go absolutely free!
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 Arena - The place for excitement and brilliant entertainment especially brought to you from all over the country. For 2017, we have a stunning line up of spectacular thrills, amazing and often dangerous performances to surprise as well as amuse.
The Bandstand provides continuous, daylong music to enjoy. Take a break and sit in comfort for an hour or so. Sample excellent food and listen to music from Swing to Folk, choral and stunning young talent – a programme to suit all tastes.
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 - as we have provided at each of our entertainment venues.
Around the Showground, throughout the day:
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.
Our Celebrity Chefs:
New for this year! Some of Britain’s favourite gardening experts have been signed up as the headline acts.
David Domoney, the resident garden guru on ITV’s This Morning, is hosting a Celebrity Theatre at Southport this year and has put together a star-studded line-up.