Bigger tent for flower show after rise in bookings

A larger marquee is being drafted in for the Shrewsbury Flower Show after a rise in the number of exhibitors booking spaces.

More than 35 have already reserved space in the Quarry Marquee for the event on 9 and 10 August.

A bigger horticultural section will be on display as well as 150 traders.

Show chair Leanne Garvey said the rise in bookings was "brilliant news".

“We’re absolutely thrilled with the number of exhibitors booked into the Quarry Marquee this year – a mix of regulars, first-timers and several who are returning for the first time in several years.

"It’s going to be a spectacular attraction.”

This year, organisers are selling evening-only tickets for those who want to watch the traditional fireworks finale that takes place on both days to the sound of Jeff Wayne’s The War of the Worlds soundtrack.

The show has been held for more than 130 years and is organised by Shropshire Horticultural Society, a registered charity that awards grants to organisations and activities across the county.

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