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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, 13th July 2024. The show and stalls open to the public at 12:00 pm. The Grand Exhibition Marquee opens to the public at 1:30 pm.

The show closes around 5:30 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?

Entry forms for all classes must be submitted by 6.00pm on Wednesday 10 July 2024.  

  • Forms can be delivered by hand to the Show Entry Form Boxes located at Frenchay Museum. 1 Begbrook Park, Frenchay, Winterbourne, Bristol BS16 1SZ
  • Forms can be posted via Royal Mail to Frenchay Museum. 1 Begbrook Park, Frenchay, Winterbourne, Bristol BS16 1SZ (please ensure the envelope has a stamp).
Bringing your Exhibits to the Show

Having submitted your entry form by 6.00pm on Wednesday 10th July, you should then bring your exhibits and competition entries to the Floral Marquee on either,

  • Friday 12 July between 4.00pm to 8.00pm.
  • Saturday 13 July, on the morning of the show, between 8.00am and 10.00am (at the latest).

You will be issued with your personal exhibit cards by one of our friendly stewards when you arrive at the Floral Marquee with your exhibits. You will then be directed to where you can place and stage you exhibits.

PLEASE NOTE THAT LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE TAKEN ON THE SHOW DAY. 

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 and alpacas. There will be marching bands, Morris dancers, vintage cars and nearly 60 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.