FAQ’s

Mobility equipment can be hired in advance of the Show from Event Mobility, 3 Racecourse Rd, Pershore WR10 2EY.

To book equipment, please select the following link https://www.eventmobility.org.uk/shrewsbury-flower-show

Alternatively email info@eventmobility.org.uk or phone number 01386 725391, leaving a message.

Assistance dogs: Assistance dogs only are welcomed in all areas. Please note that no other dogs are allowed on the Showground.

 

Personal Assistant/Carer:

For those who have a full-time Personal Assistant/Carer, whilst they will be charged the full admission rate, the Personal Assistant/Carer will be admitted free of charge on production of the appropriate evidence.  This should be presented at the entrance gate.

 

Please note that one example of the following supporting documentation must be presented: 

Disability Living Allowance / Personal Independence Payments (PIP’s), Severe Disablement Allowance, Attendance Allowance, War Pensioners’ Mobility Allowance or War or Service Disablement Pension, Blind or partially sighted registration certificate (BD8 or CVI Certificate), or confirmation from Social Services or GP that the person has long-term disability (including learning) and requires a full-time carer.

 

Disabled Parking: Car parking for the disabled is available at Frankwell Car Park, from where a disability shuttle service will operate to and from the main entrance of the showground. This service will be available between the hours of 9.00am and 7.30pm. Drivers should follow the AA road signs for Shrewsbury Flower Show – CAR and COACH PARKING please notify the car park attendant as your arrive.

 

Parking: The Shrewsbury Flower Show operates car parks at Frankwell, Burrs Field and the Agricultural Showground. To guide you to the nearest car park with spaces, follow the yellow AA Road Signs for the Shrewsbury Flower Show. A Shuttle bus service operates from the Agricultural Showground. There are also several town centre car parks run by the local council. To find out more information go to Shropshire.gov.uk/parking.

 

Please Note: There is no parking within the Showground.

Bicycles and scooters are not allowed on to the Showground during the two days of the Show.

The operation of any unauthorised drone within and over the Quarry Park during the two Show days is prohibited.

We have introduced a number of security measures, which will remain under review. We will be carrying out random bag searches throughout the event; so the fewer items everyone brings along with them the better. We also reserve the right to refuse admission to the event.

Baby changing facilities are available in the St John Ambulance area and also in the toilet areas in the Member’s complex and those adjacent to the Craft Marquee and Hercules Statue (at the bottom of Gloucester Avenue).

 

Baby feeding is welcome across the showground but should parents prefer privacy, the St John Ambulance area is available.

National Express operate coaches into many of the towns in Shropshire, please telephone 08705 808080. Severn Dee Travel provides detailed information and assistance on travelling within Shropshire, telephone 01691 681010. Shrewsbury Bus Station is located 0.6 miles to the North of the Show Ground – a short walk away through the Town. Also, Shrewsbury Park and Ride and Show Shuttle Buses drop off passengers on the West side of the Show Ground close to the Main Gate and the Welsh Bridge Gate.

Cash machine facilities are available within the Showground and are located at the top of the trade stands area, just by Food Court 5.

Catering outlets, offering a wide and varied choice of food, are available throughout the showground.

Disabled viewing is available for the Main Arena. Limited space is available and it is not possible to guarantee access to this area at times of high demand. We therefore ask for your co-operation when using the facility and that at busy times, use is restricted to the disabled visitor and their immediate carer only.

Only assistance dogs are allowed into the Showground.

In the event of an Emergency you will be directed by broadcasts, security staff and stewards of what to do.

The First Aid Tent, staffed by St John Ambulance, is located at the river-side at the bottom of Gloucester Avenue.

There will be hearing loops installed in both the Foodhall and the Lecture Marquee to enable visitors to the show who have a hearing aid to link up to the system, therefore, making both areas hearing impaired friendly. Hearing Loops provided by Signal.

Any steward should be able to provide an answer to most questions concerning the Show; however, if you are unable to get the response required please go to the Secretary’s Tent which is located just inside the Main Entrance – between the Entrance and Members. Here you will find a member of the office team who will be able to assist.

For Lost Children please contact Show Control, which is located at the top of the Show Ground by the Sponsors’ Marquee.

 

Childrens wristbands are available from all Gates so that parents/guardians can write their emergency contact number for their child should they become separated. In the event that Show Control receive notification that a child is missing, all gates and access points to the showground are immediately sealed and no-one is permitted to enter or leave until the child is found.

Left luggage facilities are available next to the Plant Creche adjacent to Quarry Marquee. After the success of 2018, this facility will be operated again by the Christian Motorcyclists Association who will be asking for donations to raise funds for the Shropshire branch of the Motor Neurone Association. Members of the Society may also use the facility free of charge on production of a valid Members badge. The facility will open at 08.30 hours, all items deposited must be collected by 19.00 hours.

The Gates open at 8.30am each day for Members and at 10.00am each day for non Members.

 

The Marquees will be open from 9.00am for members and 10.00am for non members. Please note Quarry Marquee will close at 8.00pm on Friday, Dingle and Severn Marquees at 9.00pm. On Saturday all Marquees will close at 6.00pm.

 

The Craft and Foodhall will trade from 9:00am to 8:00pm on Friday and 7:00pm on Saturday.

Smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is not allowed in any marquee, tent or any enclosed space, within the Show Ground.

Toilets are strategically positioned around the Show Ground – just ask a steward.

Shrewsbury is linked by a regular main line rail service. For rail timetables, please visit the National Rail Website or phone 08457 48 49 50.

 

Shrewsbury Railway Station is located 0.7 of a mile to the North of the Show Ground – a short walk away through the Town.

The Shropshire Horticultural Society is increasingly aware of green issues. Accordingly, for 2018 the waste management contract has been awarded to Zero Waste, a not-for-profit organisation who have an excellent reputation having worked for various other prestigious events including the Hay Festival, the Llangollen Eisteddfod, the Shrewsbury Folk festival, RAF Museum Cosford and others. They will provide a team to be onsite throughout the show to pro-actively manage the waste generated to ensure that as much as possible is re-cycled. They will be working directly with traders, exhibitors, food vendors etc. to facilitate the segregation and handling of their waste.

 

For the general public Zero Waste will provide numerous bins around the Showground to allow rubbish to be segregated at the point of disposal and they will be pro-active in trying to minimise the waste left on the ground in the spectator area each evening by providing waste bags for picnickers to use.

 

Therefore, the co-operation of all those attending the Show to work with Zero Waste to maximise their efforts would be much appreciated.

  • The Worlds longest running Horticultural Show.
  • Well over 30,000 visitors across 32 acres in our idyllic riverside setting.
  • Over 300 traders at our 2017 Show.
  • Trade Site Prices from £209 plus vat.
  • Sites of various sizes with some covered units available.
  • Electricity available at many locations.
  • Exhibitor’s Car Parking and facilities including showers.
  • Free listing in programme and on website.
  • On site toilets for Traders, which are located behind the Craft Marquee and to the rear of the Member’s Area.

We now have an electronic ticket (commonly abbreviated as e-ticket) system which is a digital ticket; it is printed by you at the time of purchase (similar to airline tickets). Your transaction is processed via our agent through the payment gateway with SagePay. Every transaction is encrypted to the highest global standards and all sensitive data is secured beyond the levels demanded by the payments authorities and card schemes.

 

SagePay systems are audited annually to ensure Level 1 – the highest level – compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

 

Please note that all tickets are non-refundable.

 

For your convenience you may copy your e-ticket if you wish; however, the first time any copy is used for Show entry this is registered digitally and all other copies are automatically cancelled and so will not permit entry.

  • Admittance to the show on both days from 8:30 am and access to the Marquees from 9:00am (general public not admitted until 10:00am).
  • Free Show programme (one per individual for life membership, one per household for double membership).
  • Exclusive preview of the main Floral Marquee and Quarry Marquee the evening before the show
    Exclusive use of the lounge/bar & restaurant in the Members’ Marquee.
  • Restaurant with raised flooring providing fine views across the show ground.
  • Enclosed outside seating area with great views to the arena.
  • An invitation to attend members events during the year as notified by Quarry Lodge.
  • AGM held in February each year and includes canapés and wine reception.

Ticket types & prices for 2023 are as follows:

Friday Day Ticket - Entry From 10am - £30

Friday Evening Ticket - Entry From 4pm - £20

Saturday Day Ticket - Entry From 10am - £30

Saturday Evening Ticket - Entry From 4pm - £20

Children 15 years and under are free when accompanied by a paying adult.

All tickets are day specific and can only be used on the day they are purchased for, from the time stated on the ticket.

 

The standard terms of ticket sale are as follows:

  • Entry only on production of a valid, numbered ticket. Order confirmation is not accepted. For any further questions please see FAQs under Information on our website.
  • Your e-ticket will be available for download after purchase. Download and save to your mobile phone or device, ensuring it is easily accessible on the day. Alternatively print off the ticket and keep it safe. You will not receive a further copy in the post - the e-ticket is all you need for entry.
  • Each e-ticket will be on a separate page. Please ensure you have ALL your e-tickets in advance of the event.
  • Each e-ticket can be used once. Once scanned the e-tickets are no longer valid. Please check the wording on your ticket.
  • The e-tickets are electronically validated on entry and subsequent or duplicate presentation constitutes fraudulent use.
  • Children aged 15 and under, when accompanied by a paying adult, are allowed free entry on the day.
  • Children aged 5 -15 years, when accompanied by a paying Member within the Members’ Enclosure will require a purchased Junior membership for each child.
  • All tickets are non-refundable.
  • Only assistance dogs allowed onto the showground.
  • If you wish to leave the showground and gain subsequent re-entry, this will be subject to capacity level and will require a hand stamp on exiting.
  • We have introduced a number of security measures, which will remain under review. We will be carrying out random bag searches throughout the event; so the fewer items everyone brings along with them the better. We reserve the right to refuse admission to the event.
  • To leave and re-enter the showground, you will need to get your hand stamp on exiting.  Re-entry is subject to availability and capacity.
  • To enable the Shropshire Horticultural Society to comply with its various statutory and regulatory obligations, the Society reserves the right to delay and/or refuse entry to the Show in order to meet its obligations, on the grounds of safety, licensing or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Simply call 01743 234058 – Credit Card Bookings, our telesales team will be happy to take your order.

Tickets if ordered and paid for by the 12th July are being offered to Groups at a discounted rate of £19.50. To order your tickets please download and complete the booking form or call us on 01743 234058. The Group Booking Form is available to download here.

Entry to the show is by numbered ticket or e-ticket only. If you have mislaid your tickets or they have not arrived, please contact us on 01743 234058.

Don’t panic. You can let us know via email, by completing our online enquiry form on the contact us tab above or by calling us on 01743 234058. Please quote your order number to enable us to deal with your enquiry efficiently.

If you have problems obtaining or printing your tickets please call on 01743 234058.

Your ticket is valid for either, Friday or Saturday, depending on which day you selected. You will need to download your ticket if you have purchased it via the website.

 

If you have purchased Membership you are entitled to entry on both days of the show.

Friday:
Gates open at 8.30am for Members and 10am for day ticket holders.

Home & Craft Marquee and Food Hall close at 8pm

Floral Marquees close at 9pm

Show closes at 10pm

 

Saturday:
Gates open at 8.30am for Members and 10am for day ticket holders.

Home & Craft Marquee and Food Hall close at 7pm

Floral Marquees close at 6pm

Show closes at 10pm

Delivery of tickets to a non UK address will also incur postage costs.

Next year, the Show will be held on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August, 2023.