About Knowsley Flower Show 2019
The Knowsley Flower Show, the largest free horticultural show in the North West, returned to Court Hey Park in Huyton this summer. It was a particularly special show this year as we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and supported the Year of the Environment.
There were 100 classes to enter, in categories including general cut flowers, pot plants, vegetables, crafts, as well as categories just for novices and young people so entrants could feel comfortable whatever their experience or ability is. New for 2019 is a Floral Art class “to depict the moon landing” and some new craft categories including “home made cake decorated to represent the 50th anniversary of moon landing” and “constructed a knitted or crocheted vegetable”!
Even if visitors weren’t a fan of flowers, it was possible to still enjoy a great day out; there were the usual attractions from previous years including live music, crafts, a farmers market, a multicultural community zone, face painting, fair rides and much more.
The Merseyside Fun Dog Show was located on the Pavilion again so dogs could come along to join in the fun! Our best friends could get involved in a host of activities planned especially for them including ‘retrieve the sausage’ and ‘the waggulator’! Also, children enjoyed Activity for All’s giant military inflatable, have a go at giant darts and enjoy the amazing zorb balls!
And, green fingered or not, everyone was wowed by the large floral marquee at the heart of the show, which showcased more than 400 beautiful exhibits, bursting with colour and creativity.
About Feelgood Festival 2019
And it wasn’t just the Knowsley Flower Show to look forward to. There was more fun at Court Hey Park that weekend, with the Feelgood Festival providing the perfect warm-up the day before.
No matter what the energy levels were, visitors enjoyed the many health and wellbeing activities offered at the Feelgood Festival, such as physical activities to boost your heart rate, and calmer activities designed to relax and de-stress you.
You may have found your talent or even a new hobby after trying your hand at some of the many activities on offer such as drawing, painting, knitting, crochet, dancing, mindful yoga and martial arts. You may have learned how to lead a healthier lifestyle on the day, with tips on how to eat better and cook healthier meals.
If health and beauty is more your thing, you may have enjoyed the various stalls set up to leave you feeling pampered and refreshed. There were therapy taster sessions such as arm massages and lovely beauty products to try out.
Children were kept well entertained with plenty of fun learning opportunities including an entertainer, storytelling and back by popular demand “The Bubbleman” was on site creating lovely a lovely atmosphere with giant bubbles.
All in all, the Knowsley Flower Show weekend was full of fun, flowers and feeling good!