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Southport Flower Show 2017

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Proud sponsors of the Southport Flower Show 2017

We were proud sponsors of the Southport Flower Show - the largest independent flower show in the country. The theme this year was ‘The Curious Garden’ which was inspired by a sense of mystery, wonder and curiosity. Once again we worked with the fantastic David Domoney who presented at the show and created 2 beautiful gardens to support our 2 chosen charities - Macmillan and SPANA.

What happened at the show?

The show was action packed with entertainment and Q&A sessions from TV’s top gardening experts including David Domoney and Christine Walkden, along with some beautiful show gardens based on the theme ‘The curious garden’. There was a range of entertainment from stunt bikes, sand artists and music as well as lots to keep the kid’s occupied, including an interactive zone where kids had the chance to meet top Youtuber’s and compete to build the best Minecraft garden. The show also had a brilliant food festival which gave customers the chance to sample and buy from 60 independent gourmet producers and can get tips from some of the countries favourite TV chefs who were cooking live!

Celebrity Theatre Stage
Flower display 1 Flower display 2
Flower display 3 Flower display 4

About the charities


Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support provides emotional, financial, medical and practical support to people affected by cancer. Right from the moment you're diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, we're a constant source of support, giving you the energy and inspiration to help you take back control of your life, and feel more like yourself again.

The Macmillan garden display by David Domoney features a zigzag path which reflects the highs and lows of life, while also showing that nature is always there from which to draw peace and joy along the journey. The design is also about appreciating the happiness that a beautiful garden can add to our lives, and the borders are teaming with life from plants, tree, flower and lawn. The path is crushed slate, which enriches the walk with sounds that mark the paces, slow down the walk to the front door, and help us to savour every moment in the garden, as we should in life.



SPANA’S mission is to improve the welfare of working animals in the world’s poorest countries. These animals are the backbone of many societies, yet their lives can be short and involve great suffering. SPANA, supported by John Craven, helps provide free veterinary care and training to improve the lives of these hardworking animals.

This garden display by David Domoney has a droplet planting design with borders half in lawn and half in arid aggregates. This contrast highlights the different environments and cultures that working animals across the world face every day. A rope path stands to signify the tethers which many animals wear, and the water droplet shape of the borders is a symbol of the perspiration of their toil.

Winning charity garden

The SPANA garden display was voted your favourite and receives a £2,000 donation

"We are on top of the world to have won Everest’s charity competition at the Southport Flower Show! We would like to thank Everest for their generous support, David Domoney for designing a garden that so beautifully showcased our work, our patron John Craven for nominating us, and of course to every single person who voted for us. This money will allow our vets to help even more hardworking animals in desperate need around the world, as well as the communities that rely on them."

Marysia, SPANA