This year would have been the 133rd Shrewsbury Flower Show, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic it, like most other events, has been cancelled.
But it’s not all doom and gloom, Shropshire Horticultural Society – led by the chair of the marketing sub-committee, Amanda Jones, will instead hold a ‘virtual’ event between 12noon and 8pm on Friday 14 & Saturday 15 August.
The event will run on the Shrewsbury Flower Show social media pages, predominately on the main Facebook page and as an on Facebook. Videos, photographs and competition results will also feature on the show’s website https://shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk/virtual-shrewsbury-flower-show/
Amanda said “It would be a shame to just do nothing on those two days in August. Having posted a comment on Facebook to see whether people would be interested, the feedback was positive and so it inspired me to see what we could come up with.
There are some of the typical competitions found in the Severn & Dingle Marquees, for children, along with a colouring competition kindly sponsored by Scribble Inc. Entry is easy and prizes will include free entry to classes and the next Shrewsbury Flower Show. Full details can be found on the above page, and entries close 1 August 2020.
The event has already generated some terrific interest from some of the show’s regular exhibitors and traders, some of whom are offering discounts. These businesses will feature throughout the two days as well as on the website.