The Shrewsbury Flower Show in 2017 featured T.V. personalities, celebrity Chefs, singers and spectacular arena acts entertain the crowds for 12 hours on each day of the show, ending with a magnificent finale and firework display.
The show is one of the country’s Premier Flower Show events, attracting top exhibitors from all over the country. It has a small permanent staff and over 100 volunteers who manage and organise the whole event, from traffic flow, marquee and services contracts, publicity and marketing, public safety, catering, entertainment, engaging specialist judges for hundreds of competitive classes etc. and ensuring that our visitors have an extraordinary experience with value for money.
The Quarry Marquee
The main Quarry Marquee, which is non-competitive, is host to some of the top horticulturalists in the country. With in the region of than exhibitors vying for the top awards, with the standards being very high.
The popularity of the Outside Show Gardens, both adult and children grow each year. Additionally the Floral Train provides primary schools within Shropshire the opportunity to enter a carriage with a floral display. Judging of the Quarry Marquee took place on Thursday and was judged before the evening drinks party provided for Members of the Society. A full list of Quarry Marquee exhibitors for 2017 is at https://shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk/whats-on-2017/exhibitors-trade-stands/
Show Gardens & Floral Train
We are pleased to announce that we have a great selection of show gardens this year from both mature and young budding horticultural designers which you will be able to enjoy and walk around as you enter the main Showground entrance near St Chad’s Church. It was our 130th Show this year and we are celebrating it with the theme ‘Buffalo Bill and the Wild West’ as the date coincides with William F Cody’s birth, and also to celebrate his 2 Great Britain Tours that he and his team did back in 1902-1903 and in 1904. So come and see the amazing variety of designs depicting the Wild West and embracing a bit of world history! The Shropshire Horticultural Society continue to support and promote the younger generation in developing their horticultural skills and passions therefore we again have the School Show Gardens category next to the Large Show Gardens. Both categories were judged on Friday morning by the Celebrity Gardeners, Joe Swift.
We are really excited about this year’s Floral Train theme for Shropshire Primary Schools as it is an opportunity for the students to exhibit a bit more flare and panache because it is ‘Dining on the Orient Express’! The students have received a combination of herbs and flowering edible plants to nurture and create their own carriage on the train ready for the Celebrity Gardener, Joe Swift.
The Severn Marquee
Severn Marquee is home to the various societies, amateur growers plus Bees, Honey and Wine exhibitors. Competition is fierce amongst the amateur growers who provide some wonderful displays. Judging took place on Friday morning before the Show opens.
The Dingle Marquee
Dingle Marquee is home to the popular Floral Art Exhibitors and the WI.
Lecture Theatre and ‘Our Future Marquee’
We also had a full and active Lecture Theatre and there is ‘Our Future Marquee’ which is of interest to both our older and younger visitors. Go to Whats On for more information.