“I’M A CELEBRITY” WINNER TO OPEN SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW
TELEVISION star Christopher
Biggins will officially open this year’s Southport Flower Show.
Best known for playing the role of Lukewarm on BBC sitcom Porridge
and more recently winning ITV1’s I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of
Here in 2007, Biggins will be helping the show celebrate its 80th
year in style.
He said:- “I haven’t been to Southport for years so I’m really
looking forward to coming back. I’ve only heard good things about
the show and I’m certain it will be a great day.”
Originally from Oldham, Lancashire, Biggins has been a regular face
on stage and screen since the 1970s, appearing in a string of
successful TV shows and stage productions, which leaves little time
to indulge his passion for flowers.
He said:- “I love my garden but unfortunately don’t have the
time to tend to it myself, but I have a fantastic gardener who has
just put in some beautiful lights and awnings for me and I’m keen to
pick up some new ideas at the flower show. I would love to
have big herbaceous borders but I only have a small town garden at
my home in London so I use it to grow flowers and herbs. You just
have to make the most of the space you have.”
David Jackson, chief executive of the flower show, said:-
“Christopher is excited to be involved, and we’re thrilled that
he’ll be helping us celebrate our 80th year with his trademark
exuberance and style.”
Attracting up to 80,000 visitors, Southport Flower Show is one of
the largest and most diverse shows in the country. A four day event
that encompasses the very best in horticulture, garden design,
growing your own, gourmet foods, expertise and entertainment to
delight and make you smile.
If it’s live music you want, there’s plenty on the bandstand or sit
back, relax and pick up masses of valuable trip from our experts in
our question and answer sessions and lecture theatre.
Visitors can expect to see up to a million blooms on display, while
the popular Grand Floral will be filled with dazzling displays and
stunning bursts of colour.
Inspirational show gardens with unique features, exquisite furniture
and stunning plants will leave you bursting with ideas about how to
transform your own garden, whatever its size or shape.
Whether you are a gifted amateur, professional or just starting out,
there is something of interest for everyone at Southport.
If it’s a day out with the family, there’s lots for the youngsters
too with Liverpool’s Underwater Street entertaining the children
with fun, hands-on experiential activities.
Christopher Biggins will welcome visitors to the flower show at
10.30am on the bandstand and will soak up the friendly atmosphere
throughout the day.
For further show information and to order tickets for the Southport
Flower Show, which is open from 20 August 2009 to the 23 August
call:- 0844 847 1555. Advance tickets just £14.
SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW 2009 COMPETITION
- WEEK 2
WELL done to Mrs Holland, from
Lincolnshire, who got the correct answer to last weeks question:-
"Why is the Southport Flower Show celebrating this year?"
This year's show is the 80th show!
As we have had so many respond to week one, we have been generously
donated by the Southport Flower show an extra pair of tickets, so
this week, unlike we advertised in last weeks edition, we now have
two prizes to give away! That is correct, you could be one of the
two lucky winners receiving a pair of one day only complimentary
tickets for any day from 20 August
to 23 August 2009.
This week's question is:- "What is this years show theme?"
that is aimed at celebrating it's 80th anniversary.
We have a pair of tickets to give away this week to a lucky winner.
So email your full name, address and also your phone
number, with your answer to:-
Do not despair if you do not get picked. This years Flower Show
prices are fantastic value, so you can always get a good
deal via their website or by calling:- 0844 847 1555!
Closing date is 11 August 2009, 1:00am GMT.
Our standard terms and conditions apply (Click to
here to view) .
See last weeks competition page by clicking on
West Lancashire Light
Railway, Station Road, Hesketh Bank
THIS years Gala Weekend will be
held over 8 August to 9 August 2009. All available locomotives will
be in steam (at least 3), together with a visiting locomotive. Other
attractions are likely to include a fairground organ and visits from
traction engines and steam rollers. Free parking and admission to
the site. An intensive train service will operate on both days -
tickets (valid for unlimited rides throughout the day of issue)
Adults £4, Senior £3.50, Child £3.00. Hot and cold drinks available.
Contact:- Tel. 01772 815881 or visit:-