Southport MP Damien Moore has praised the team behind Southport Flower Show for their work in organising the highly-anticipated event, the first in the two years since the pandemic began.
The historic flower show, which is fast approaching its 100th anniversary, is the largest independent flower show in the country. It is held at Victoria Park in Southport, and was opened this year by Dr Karen Groves MBE, who founded Queenscourt Hospice 31 years ago.
Southport Flower Show attracts thousands of visitors into Southport, alongside hundreds of traders and exhibitors.
Mr Moore was invited to celebrate the welcome ceremony of the show, which included a light-hearted appearance from BBC presenter Adam Frost and a moving speech from Dr Groves, before spending the day speaking with the visitors and exhibitors.
Mr Moore praised the organisers of the event for all their work over the past few years and for making this year’s flower show possible.
Damien Moore, MP for Southport, said:
“Southport Flower Show is one of the premier events in our town’s calendar, with visitors and exhibitors coming not only from Southport but from all around the UK.
“I was delighted to attend the opening day ceremony and see this year’s long-awaited show launched.
“I am especially pleased that Dr Karen Groves was nominated to open the show, considering the massive contribution she has made to Southport and the surrounding areas through Queenscourt Hospice.
“There is something for everyone at Southport Flower Show. We are privileged to live in a town that is home to such a fantastic event, which is only possible due to the work of the show’s General Manager, Alan Adams, his dedicated team, and the members of the show’s board.
“As the MP for a seaside resort, I can think of nothing better than seeing our town packed to the brim with those coming to Southport and having a fantastic time, especially considering how difficult the past few years have been.
“I hope that all those in attendance had a fantastic time!”