Chorley Flower Show has announced 70 exhibitors and traders will be attending this year’s event, making the show ground bigger than ever this year.

In addition, the organisers have confirmed a host of gardening experts for this year’s show including Chorley’s very own Tom Atherton, the Sweet Pea expert, as well as senior Royal Horticultural Society judge and BBC gardener, Martin Fish and the UK’s premier floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.

Cllr Alistair Bradley, leader of Chorley Council, said: “This looks set to be our biggest gardening show yet, with a huge range of exhibitors, some leading gardening experts confirmed and a great range of traders this year, who are going to create a fantastic shopping village at the show, offering some really unique products from living walls for the garden to complete garden rooms.”

He added: “The great response we’ve had to the show this year in terms of support from traders and exhibitors really shows how, from being a brand new show, it’s really gathering momentum and establishing itself as the county’s premier gardening event and an event that really helps drive our local economy, both for local businesses exhibiting at the event, but also the businesses in the town centre, who benefit from the increased footfall to Chorley.”

Traders attending the show this year include Sanctum Garden Studios, who will be exhibiting some of their garden rooms, which have been featured on programmes such as Love Your Garden with Alan Titchmarsh, while Wonderwall, a regular at Chelsea Flower Show, will be showcasing some of their living walls, a unique vertical pot system, which enable home owners to create gardens on out or indoor walls.

Wonderwall’s managing director, Rick McKeever, said: “Chorley is my hometown and it’s great to showcase our products at the show.

“The event always has a fantastic atmosphere with lots of people coming from far and wide to visit and we’ve been really successful at the event in the past both in terms of sales but also raising awareness of our products to gardeners nationwide.

“We can’t wait for the weekend.”

The show will also boast a host of live family entertainment, gourmet food stalls a floating bridge and a spectacular 110m marquee, as well the Grade II Astley Hall being decked out in some stunning colourful floral displays.

The show takes place in Astley Park, on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28.

Advance tickets are £10 for adults and £1.50 for children, which is a 20 per cent discount on the gate price. For more information and to buy tickets visit