Flower show will be a riot of summer colour

Ledbury Reporter: THEY’RE BLOOMING LOVELY: The flower show will be held in the Gheluvelt Riverside Park. THEY’RE BLOOMING LOVELY: The flower show will be held in the Gheluvelt Riverside Park.

WORCESTER’S largest ever flower show will burst into life this weekend.

Now in its eighth year, the annual Worcester Flower Show will be held in the Gheluvelt Riverside Park, Barbourne, on Sunday with organisers promising a display which is bigger and better than ever.

A record-breaking 60 stalls and two marquees will host the displays. There will be plenty of attractions and stalls showcasing the talents of Faithful City gardeners and craftsmen ranging from handicrafts, jewellery and embroidery to cards, clothes – including eco-friendly jumpers – and even beehive equipment.

With 109 classes, ranging from flower and floral decorations to handicrafts and photography, the event is a mecca for the green-fingered and anyone with creative talent.

And organisers say you don’t have to be Alan Titchmarsh, Delia Smith or Kirsty Allsop to get something out of the event because Worcester’s Flower Show was set up to be an action-packed day for all the family.

Allen Barnett, chairman of the Friends of Gheluvelt Park and a member of the show’s organising committee, said: “This will be the largest flower show we’ve ever seen in Worcester and there’ll be something for everyone from the most green-fingered gardener to kids who want to simply have fun in the sun.”

Among the attractions will be a fancy dress competition with children being urged to dress up as either a flower fairy or a scarecrow.

Judging for the winner’s rosette begins at 3.30pm, next to the bouncy castle. There are categories for up to six-years-old, seven to 10 and 11 to 15.

Also on offer will be model boats, crazy golf, pony rides, owls and other animals, a Victorian carousel, bouncy castles and face painting.

BBC Hereford and Worcester’s Andrew Easton, presenter of the drive time show, will host the day with renowned gardening presenters Reg Moule and Mike George on hand for a special gardeners’ question time session.

To find out more, visit worcester.gov.uk/flowershow or call 01905 722233.

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