The planning for the 5th Ayr & District Flower Show at Ayr Racecourse is well underway!
This year it will be held on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th August, a change of days that is unfortunately outwith our
control as a Race meeting is being held on the Thursday night.
There will be the usual wide range of classes; Vegetables, Begonias, Cacti, Chrysanthemums, Dahlias, Fuchsias, Pelargoniums, Pot Plants, Roses, Sweet Peas and more for the growers. As well as the ever popular Handicrafts, Baking and Preserves to try your hand at too. Lego Models and a Miniature Garden in a seed tray are among the classes in the Junior Section.
As in previous years there will be no charge to enter exhibits. Children will receive prize money in the Junior Section but for adults, instead of money, they will receive an engraved keepsake to be presented for the best exhibit in each section.
There will be a wide range of trade stands including garden and craft stalls, so make sure you bring your pennies or a list of the plants your looking to acquire. A variety of musical entertainment will also be on offer out in the paddock Marquee to enjoy along with an ice cream (although we can't guarantee the sun unfortunately).
The Racecourse is an excellent venue for the show as it is on a main bus route, handy for Bed & Breakfast and the many hotels in the area. A large part of the show is undercover so even on a typical Ayrshire day the show can still be enjoyed. The site is wheel-chair friendly and accessible to everyone. Unfortunately no dogs except assistance dogs are allowed in the show ground.
For more information on what's on offer at the A&DFS 2023, click on the images below