Popped into Southport flower show on friday. Not a bad day out although the entrance price is a little steep at £20, especially as they wanted another £3 for programme guide!, they didn't get it.
|Muddy Boots / Clare's Gardens for Queenscourt Hospice|
|Chinese theme in floral marquee|
Unlike chelsea etc not many show gardens, but had floral marquees, and stalls selling plants, promotioning bees etc.
No Monty but Joe Swift was in attendance.
|Joe Swift & BBC radio Lancashire|
Very well attended despite the monsoon that arrived about one o'clock off the Irish sea, fortunatley lots of places to take shelter, especially for the visitors in shorts and sandles and the pac a mac stall did a roaring trade.! I had the foresight to take my water proof walking jacket, still got drowned, but the fabric dried quick.
The events arena has some heart warming shows: Indian runner duck display team and their sheepdog herders. http://www.drakesofhazard.co.uk/
For those concerned, ducks seem well cared for, happy to perform, can't say!?
|Meg the herder|
And the dogs agility show. Many mutts making star performances
And naturally I was in awe of the eagles and vultures being flown by Ben Potter
|Ben and Stellers sea eagle|
Can't resist showing of these beaks
|Steller's sea eagle|
|White tailed eagle|
Love garden art, couldn't fit em in my pocket! Made from teak tree roots - amazing- animal elegance https://www.facebook.com/GeoffGreenHorses
|Horses- life size|
There was a bandstand, where male voice choirs, brass bands, swing bands and singers serenaded the crowds throughout the day Singing in the rain! And two clowns Sonny and Rainbow
|Sonny & Rainbow, making light of the pouring rain|
Now i've just got to find places for all the plants I bought, and finish a few home made treats I brought back with me, mmmh.