Hatchers once again sponsored the Lecture Marquee at the Shrewsbury Flower Show, which took place on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th August 2022 after a three year break due to Covid.
The Lecture Marquee ran an interesting and varied programme of lectures and demonstrations on both days. Each day started and ended with the ever-popular show favourite of Flower Arranging given by two experts from the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (NAFAS).
In between these demonstrations, Toby Buckland and Mark Wasilewski gave lectures, along with the Show’s very own Gardeners’ Question time with Toby, Mark and Penny Meadmore appearing. After his popular appearance in 2019, celebrity gardener David Domoney once again attended, talking about how houseplants changed his life.
Other attractions included the well-known television chef, Phil Vickery, as well as The Ronnies (Shropshire based vocal harmony group, specialising in the sounds of the 1940’s) performing live on the Friday evening, and Amy Jones (South African singer songwriter) on stage on the Saturday evening. The daytime arena entertainment included show jumping, the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team, and a performance of “Alice in Wonderland – A Very Mad Royal Tea Party.”
Due to the risk of fire because of the hot weather, both evenings ended with a laser show to music, rather than the traditional firework display.