It’s the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show

6th April 2018

It’s the Year of the Dog at Southport Flower Show

Visitors to the Southport Flower Show can bring along a very special guest this summer – their pet dog.

For the first time in the event’s 89-year history, families are welcome to bring along their four-legged friends to the seaside venue in Victoria Park.

Organisers of Britain’s largest independent flower show have issued the open invitation as celebrations are held to start the Year of the Dog in the Chinese calendar.

Previously, only guide dogs were permitted onto the showground during the four-day event held in August.

But for many years, one of the most common questions from visitors to the show has been to ask if they can bring their beloved pets along with them for the day out.

For the 2018 Southport Flower Show, animal lovers will have their wishes granted – and their dogs will also be admitted for no extra charge.

General Manager Ray Roukin said: “We know the Southport Flower Show is hugely popular with dog lovers and we’re always being asked by visitors if they can bring their pets along.

“2018 will be the Year of the Dog at Southport.”

The show will also feature a brand new Arena entertainment programme, with acts to be announced closer to the event.

Southport Flower Show is on for four days from Thursday 16th until Sunday 19th August.

For further information and to book advance tickets please go to:

Note: Dogs are welcome at the 2018 event but must be kept on a lead at all times and owners must clean up after them. Bins are located throughout the showground. Unfortunately dogs are NOT allowed in the catering or food marquees (with the exception of official assistance dogs).