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Where is Frenchay Flower Show?

Frenchay Common, Beckspool Road, BS16 1NU

Directions. On the A4174 Avon Ring Road from the M32 and Filton direction, turn right at the Hambrook crossroads towards Frenchay. From the Yate, Warmley and Downend directions, turn left at the Hambrook roundabout onto Bristol Road.

How can I get there?

Public transport. By bus. There are several services from Bristol: 48. 49. M1. M3.

By cycle. The flower show is only a few minutes from the cycle path from Bath to the University West of England’s Frenchay Campus, which is a short walk from the flower show site.

Arriving by car. There is ample free parking on the Frenchay Common field near the Parish Church, Beckspool Road.

What are the opening and closing times?

Saturday, 15th July 2023. The show and stalls open to the public at 12:30 pm. The Grand Exhibition Marquee opens to the public at 1:30 pm.

The show closes around 6:00 pm.

What are the Gate entry prices?

Adults are £4. Children under 16 accompanied by an adult are Free. Payment can be made by card or cash. We encourage card transactions.

Are there any toilets on the site?

There are toilets, including disabled accessible toilets, at both the Village Hall and Friend’s Meeting House. Additional Portable Loos are at the opposite end of the showground near the Parish Church.

Are there baby changing facilities?

Yes. Baby changing facilities are available at the Village Hall toilets next to the disabled accessible toilet.

How do I enter my exhibits into the horticultural classes, baking, art and photographic competitions?

This year, all exhibits are FREE ENTRY. And there are several ways to enter exhibits into the show.

  1. The online entry form on the website is the quickest and easiest and can be sent electronically.
  2. A completed online entry form can be printed and sent to the Show Secretary.
  3. The online entry form can be downloaded, completed by hand and sent to the Show Secretary.
  4. Pre-printed published entry forms can be found at the Frenchay Museum or inside the June show edition of the Frenchay Community News. Once completed, this can be sent or handed to the Show Secretary.

When must my entry form be submitted?

For Classes 198-199 and 215-223, entry forms and photographic exhibit must be received by Wednesday 12th, July at one of the following addresses: 

Mr J. Beasant, 245 Park Lane, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36 2BL

Mrs A. Blackburn, 26 Grange Park, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 2SZ

Mr J. Parker, 289 Badminton Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 6NU

Mrs J. Shepherd, Mount Pleasant, Frenchay Hill, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1LU

For classes 58-65 and 200-204, entry forms must be received by 6 pm on Wednesday, 12th July, at one of the above addresses or emailed to entries@frenchayflowershow.com.  

For all other classes, entry forms can be returned to the above addresses or emailed by 6 pm Wednesday 12th July. Alternatively, you can bring your entry form by hand to the show marquee between 4 pm and 8 pm on Friday, 14th July 2023. 


Can I bring my dog?

Well-behaved dogs are welcome but must always be kept on a lead, and owners must clean up after them. Bins are located throughout the showground. 

Owners are responsible for the behaviour of their pets. Permission for any animal on the showground may be withdrawn at any time if the pet is a nuisance.

Will there be First Aid?

Trained medics with an ambulance will be situated near the Village Hall.

Can I buy food at the show?

There will be a variety of food and drinks vendors at the show, from burgers to cream teas, from pizza to light snacks, and ice cream too. There will also be hot and cold drinks. Alcoholic drinks are not permitted.

Seating will be provided in shaded areas.

Can I bring a picnic?

Yes. Frenchay is a beautiful village set amongst wonderful countryside. People often arrive early and have a quick bite to eat before the gates open. Please remember to take your litter home.

Are there litter bins?

Litter bins will be located throughout the show site. This will be marked for recycling: Paper, Plastic and general waste.

Is there a marquee exhibit, “Sell Off”, at the show’s end?

At approximately 5:00 pm, many exhibits and prize produce, including cakes, jams, desserts, fruits, vegetables, floral displays and art, are sold by auction, with many bargains!

Besides the Grand Exhibition Marquee, are there other entertainments?

There are many children’s amusements and exciting displays of owls and hawks, punch & judy and alpacas. There will be marching bands, Morris dancers, vintage cars and nearly 50 stalls selling all manner of things.

Are all the exhibits in the Grand Marquee?

No. The Friend’s Meeting House, opposite the Village Hall, hosts the Flower Arranging Exhibits, which are spectacular and truly beautiful, often remarked as the best part of the day.