Show Attractions - Chorley Flower Show - Award-winning show
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Plan your visit to Chorley flower show 2019

Astley Park, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1NP

10am*-5pm

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

Free Parking

*The show will open at 9am on the Sunday for a ‘quiet hour’ for people who have reduced mobility/prefer a quieter environment

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The Chelsea of the North

The award-winning Chorley Flower Show is back for a fifth year and it continues to go from strength to strength as one of the premier horticultural events in the region offering a great day out for all generations of the family.

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

Whether it’s the eye-catching exhibits, the practical advice or just a fun day out there is something for everyone at the show with the highlights being:

  • A professional exhibitors’ marquee featuring gold-medal winning entrants from some of the country’s biggest shows – click here to see a list of exhibitors.
  • Meet celebrity gardener Jonathan Moseley who is an expert in his field and well-known presenter on the BBC – click here to meet our special guests who will be appearing in the Gardening Theatre
  • Get all the essentials for your garden with our wide variety of trade stands, which will sell something for every garden – click here to see a list of traders.
  • Take a tour of the historic Astley Hall. Which will be decked out in amazing floral displays and see a nature inspired exhibition from 20th century photographer Karl Blossfeldt
  • Be wowed by the amazing amateur marquee with regional competitions hosted by the National Sweet Pea Society and Rose Society UK
  • Enjoy a picnic on the beautiful lawns with plenty of entertainment throughout the day for all the family with horticultural demonstrations, children’s activities, food and drink and relaxing music to enjoy

AMATEUR COMPETITIONS

Don’t forget you can play your part – the amateur competition is open for entries until Wednesday 24 July.

FLOWER POWER FESTIVAL

If you want a special treat and can’t wait for the show to open – join us for our Flower Power Festival on the Friday night.

SERVICES AND FACILITIES

SHOW INFORMATION

If you need any assistance with anything please speak to one of the stewards or come to the information point outside the Coach House.

DOGS

Dogs are allowed in the show area but must be on leads at all time. No dogs will be allowed in the marquees at busy times (except assistance dogs). If you want to exercise your dog you can exit the show area and return if you are wearing your wristband.

ASTLEY HALL

The Hall will be open throughout the weekend and is decked in floral displays offering you the chance to see it in a different light. It is one of Chorley’s landmark buildings and is free to enter so make sure you have a look inside.

FARMHOUSE GALLERY

A special exhibition will be taking place in the Farmhouse gallery opposite the Coach House. It is the Chorley Lodge Artists’ annual summer exhibition.

TOILETS AND BABY CHANGING

We have toilets and baby change facilities in the Coach House and Farmhouse and have provided additional facilities throughout the park.

FOOD VILLAGE AND CAFÉ AMBIO

Café Ambio will be open as usual selling food and drink in the courtyard adjacent to the Walled Garden. There is also the ‘Astley Tea Room’ outside the Coach House selling refreshments and afternoon tea. A food village and covered seating area is on the opposite side of the lake to Astley Hall.

ACCESS TO SHOW AREA

You will have a wristband upon entry to the event. Should you wish to use any of the park’s other facilities outside the area, such as the children’s play area, then you are welcome to leave and return as you wish, but you must have your wristband to re-enter.

PLANT AND PRODUCT CRÉCHE

If you have bought the plants and items you want and want to enjoy the rest of your visit without carrying them around, we have a plant crèche by Astley Hall.

PLEASE RESPECT OTHERS

We have taken steps to ensure the event is well organised and safe for everyone to enjoy. Please respect other visitors and listen to the instructions of stewards. Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings or marquees and we’d ask you to respect others if you are smoking within the show area.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcomed in all areas.

Catering

All catering facilities are fully accessible but are located on grass. All marquees are accessible, and all gardens and floral exhibits can be viewed from ground level with the exception of the first floor of Astley Hall.

Disabled assistance

Attendants cannot be provided but one companion is admitted free of charge per visitor who requires assistance. Please book a free carer ticket at the time of booking but please note you must be accompanying the person you are caring for.

Parking

Limited blue badge parking is available on Hallgate car park at the back of Astley Hall.  If this gets full we will have a drop-off point on Hallgate car park but the car will need to be parked on one of the other car parks. The drop-off point can be used by other people wanting to drop off at the show. Please do not park on residential roads in Astley Village.

The free park and ride at Botany Bay has fully-accessible buses, which will transport passengers to Astley Village.

Wheelchairs

There are no wheelchairs or scooters available to hire at the show.