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Annual Flower Show gets ready to bloom

Press release   •   Jul 24, 2019 09:18 BST

​The fifth annual Mid and East Antrim Flower Show will be held on Saturday 17 August at the beautiful Market Yard, Larne.

The fifth annual Mid and East Antrim Flower Show will be held on Saturday 17 August at the beautiful Market Yard, Larne.

This year an artisan Summer Market courtesy of Naturally North Coast and Glens Market will add to the occasion.

Mayor of Mid and East Antrim Council, Councillor Maureen Morrow, is encouraging a wide range of entries from across the Borough and inviting residents and visitors to come along on the day and enjoy the festivities.

“There are a wide range of classes and creative competitions including cut flowers, pot plants, vegetables, flower arrangement, home industry and the junior section which encourages those 16 years and under to showcase their budding talent.

"The flower arrangement challenge for adults this year is to create displays on the themes of ‘The Blooming Best!’, ‘Coastal Creation’ and ‘Edible Garden’.

"The Flower Arrangement Novice Class has also made a return this year, specifically for new entries to the show, and displays are encouraged on the theme ‘Summer Basket’. There is also the Monster Veg and Novelty Veg categories which are always lots of fun each year.

"The Flower Show is free to enter, no matter how many categories you enter, and we welcome both experts and complete beginners, so whatever your skill level don’t be shy in submitting an entry and having a go."

The prize giving ceremony will be hosted by Anne Marie McAleese from BBC Radio Ulster.

As well as the beautiful Flower Show displays, the Summer Market will provide a range of artisan stalls where you can browse for arts and crafts, plants, and food and drink. There will also be live music and activities on the day including flower arranging, scarecrow making and petting farm.

The Flower Show and Summer Market are open to the public from 1pm to 4pm on 17 August. The prize giving ceremony is at 3.30pm.

To download the full schedule you can go to www.midandeastantrim.gov.uk/flowershow