Southport Flower Show
Southport Flower Show held at Victoria Park, Southport, is the largest independent flower show in the UK. It was originally started in 1924 by the local council, but since 1986 it has been operated by Southport Flower Show company, which is a registered charity. It is held annually for four days in late August and has attendances of over 80,000. Patrons of Southport Flower Show are Diarmuid Gavin, David Bellamy, Professor Stefan Buczacki and Roddy Llewellyn.
The UK's largest and longest running independent flower show, each year it attracts many celebrities from all over the world, from television and film to music and sport. The show offers a lot more than just flowers to look at, from cookery demonstrations  through to the gala dinners and music, and horse riding displays.
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