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SOUTHPORT FLOWER SHOW CANCELLED

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to events with large public gatherings being cancelled throughout the whole country and the Southport Flower Show is no exception.

It is therefore with regret that the organisers have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Southport Flower Show which was due to be held 20th-23rd August.

Chair of the Board Max Steinberg CBE said “We have closely monitored the situation over the past few weeks and it has now become clear that we now have no other option but to cancel the show this year. The first consideration has to be the health and wellbeing of everyone involved in the show, staff, volunteers, visitors, exhibitors and traders. The show has become a much-loved fixture in the horticultural calendar and in the region’s summer events and the decision to cancel has been taken with a heavy heart. The safety of all of those who support the show is of paramount importance to us and we believe this to be the only course of action as we work through this pandemic.”

This will be the first time since the Second World War that there has not been a show in Southport and it is a huge disappointment to the management team who work so hard to make this event happen.

The cancellation will cause severe financial implications not just for the show itself but it will also profoundly affect the show’s partners, sponsors, suppliers and traders.

It is not always recognised that the Southport Flower Show is a charity and any profit is reinvested back into the much-loved show which has been a significant part of the town for over 90 years. It also supports the maintenance and administration of Victoria Park, our beautiful 34 acre site which has housed the show since it began.

Customers who have purchased tickets have been contacted by email regarding refunds or a possible exchange to next year’s show. If you have any queries please email customerservice@ticketquarter.co.uk. If you bought tickets at the show last year, they can be used at next year’s event.

Alan Adams, General Manager of the Southport Flower Show said “We would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters and visitors for their continued support and to wish them and their families well during this unprecedented and difficult time. We now look forward to putting on a very successful Southport Flower Show 19th – 22nd August 2021.

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