Chorley Flower Show


The annual Flower Show run by Chorley Council in Astley Park has been cancelled for this year. 


The Council is now working with the Society planning a virtual flower show with on line competitions and details will appear here shortly

Dear Members

Due to the ongoing situation, and following recent Government advice, the meetings of the Society in April and May have now been cancelled. 

The visits to ‘Hazelwood’ in May and Arley Hall Garden Festival in June have also been cancelled.

The Annual Plant Sale of the Society in Chorley Town Centre planned for the 9th May will not now take place.

We will keep the situation under review and keep you informed of decisions regarding our meeting in June and future meetings.

Meanwhile we must all try to keep safe, perhaps taking advantage of some extra time in our gardens, and hopefully we will all be able to meet again later in the year.


Kind regards

Barbara A Joyce


The following message is from the RHS


I hope you are all safe and well.  It’s such a difficult time social distancing and trying to maintain some semblance of normality.   Are you and your gardening friends managing to keep in touch?  Have you or anyone in your group come up with any fun ideas to keep morale up?  I am intending sending regular notes to you to keep you up to date with RHS news, but it would be great to hear from you too.  Tell me about any fun ideas you have and what you are doing to reach out to your community.  As always send everything to


At the RHS we are continuing to support our communities as best we can.  If you would like to contact us about any aspect of your affiliation please email  Please don’t phone as picking up messages can be a problem and we don’t want to miss anything important.


If you, or anyone you know, give garden based talks and have either got a link to pre-recorded talks, or can deliver a ‘live’ talk via Zoom please let me know.  If I can get a few together I will forward details.  It might be fun to tune in to a cosy talk on behind the scenes at a famous garden or what it is like to work at Chelsea, or interesting planters.  


Sadly, all our events up until the end of June have been cancelled, an unprecedented situation, but do look out for information about other initiatives to be announced later.

Stay safe



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At our November meeting Iris Smith announced that Chorley in Bloom were recently presented with another Gold Award for the Small City category making it 4 years in a row.  Other awards were; a level 5 for the Community garden, a level 5 for Rookwood garden at Chorley Hospital and a Gold Award for Astley Park in the Large Parks category. 


She gave an update on current projects, which include the allotment and the stumpery, and said that anyone wishing to volunteer to become involved in the projects would be very welcome.