Star of Chelsea is set to feature at flower show

The Evaders Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The Evaders Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Chorley’s award-winning garden from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show is now being installed at Astley Park.

Work started on Monday on The Evaders Garden, designed by John Everiss and inspired by his father Stan, and it will become a permanent feature at the park.

“If you enjoy your gardening and want to come along to get some tips or buy some new plants and products then you can do that while keeping the children entertained too.”

Coun Alistair Bradley

It will be unveiled as part of the new Chorley Flower Show, being held on Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2.

Marquees will start to be erected on Saturday for the show, organised by Chorley Council, which will have a host of gardening and horticultural entertainment.

Organic expert Bob Flowerdew and television presenter David Domoney will carry out gardening demonstrations and take part in a question-and-answer session.

There will be exhibits from professional and amateur gardeners, a special exhibition at Astley Hall, talks by sweet pea expert Tom Atherton, from Chorley and a vintage fair with 50ft helter-skelter.

Children’s television stars will entertain young visitors. On August 1, Fifi and Bumble from Fifi And The Flowertots will appear in their Rock With The Tots mini show throughout the day, and on August 2, CBeebies’ star Alex Winters and children’s musician Mr Yipadee will host a pirates and princesses party.

Coun Alistair Bradley, council leader, said: “If you enjoy your gardening and want to come along to get some tips or buy some new plants and products then you can do that while keeping the children entertained too.”

Tickets for the show cost £4 for adults, £2 for children and £10 for a family ticket, available at chorley.gov.uk. They are also on sale at the council offices on Union Street, Chorley; Malcolm’s Musicland, Chapel Street, Chorley; Café Ambio at Astley Park, and Botany Bay.