Saturday, 19 August 2017

Southport Flower Show 2017

I've just had the most amazing time at Southport Flower Show. It's the first time I've been to a flower show in my life and it was just incredible. From the beautiful flowers to the tasty food to the entertaining shows...it is the perfect day out for couples, families, young and old! The theme this year was "The Curious Garden" which led to whimsical creations all over the show!

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers


Floral Art and Contemporary Floral Design


On arrival, the heavens opened and it was WET so we headed straight into the Floral Art and Contemporary Floral Design tent as it was closest to the entrance. Also, I knew that this would be where I would be able to find the competition entries from my wedding florist (Flowers With Passion) who I adore so we set about hunting them out. (PS You can see my wedding day post at Tori's World: My Wedding Day)

There were loads of different categories of competition from floral chandeliers, hidden doors, rustique and many many more. Something for everyone's taste whether that be modern graphic floral design or rustic cottage garden floral displays. Here are just SOME of the pictures that I took...

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Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers
One of the Chandelier entries

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers
A flower bed...it took me an unacceptable length of time to get this joke...

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers
I adored this from the back immediately and then as soon as I came to the front, I realised it was from my wedding florist! This was the Hidden Door competition and she placed second.  

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Another wedding florist entry into the headwear competition where she placed third. My mum adored this piece! 

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Baking and Preserves Tent

Next, we headed into the Baking and Preserves tent where the competition winners were proudly displayed. I had a complete photography fail at this point and only remember to take a photograph when I spotted these Unicorn Cupcakes that had won the Junior Cupcake Competition. I was amazed by them! 
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Show Gardens

After this, the sun had come out and we visited the show gardens. These were really interesting to see and gave me MASSIVE garden envy. Sunken seating seemed to be a big thing and something I'd love in my garden. 

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers


Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers


Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers


Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Stalls and Food

After that we explored the ground thoroughly, visiting loads of stalls selling cheese, olives, gin, vodka, coffee, tea, fudge, handmade cards, plaques, jewellery, pork pies, wine, bags, clothes...the list goes on and on. We also had lunch - a hog roast roll from one of the many food trucks.

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers


My poor phone battery was feeling the pain by this point and I knew I'd want to take lots of photographs of the flowers in the Grand Floral Marquee so I was very restrained and only took a photo of this bird feeder/garden ornament that I couldn't resist.

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Grand Floral Marquee

This was a spectacular explosion of beautiful flowers which were all the more breathtaking by the sheer amount of them in one place! 

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers
An apple blossom geranium that my mum and I fell in love with.

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers

Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers



Southport Flower Show 2017 #lbloggers #flowers
I have never seen, never mind grown, such perfect flowers. I know that they come about with a lot of care and dedication but isn't nature flipping wonderful!

I downloaded my Instastory of the day so you can see more of what I saw by watching it here

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What's your favourite flower? Have you ever been to a flower show?

Tori xx

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