A world-renowned celebrity gardening guru has been announced as the star of this year’s prestigious Shrewsbury Flower Show.

David Domoney has been the resident gardener on ITV’s This Morning for more than ten years. He also presents ITV’s Love Your Garden programme alongside Alan Titchmarsh.

He will be at the two-day event which is being held this year on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th August. David will be sharing his knowledge and passion with visitors at the Show which sees The Quarry in Shrewsbury transformed into an ocean of flowers, music, entertainment, and culinary treats.

Organisers of the annual floral extravaganza – now in its 132nd year – are delighted that David has agreed to attend the show for the first time. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture, and has affiliations to many other official gardening groups.

Last year HRH Prince Edward presented David with the Award of Excellence in Horticulture, a medal to accompany over 30 he has already won for his gardens, floral displays, and scientific exhibits.

Andrew Cross, chair of the Shropshire Horticultural Society which organises the Shrewsbury Flower Show, said everyone is very pleased that David has agreed to appear and visitors young and old are in for a real treat.

“David is such a well-loved expert in his field, there really is nothing he does not know about horticulture. He will be talking about some of his experiences, as well as helping people with any gardening questions.

“We hope that everyone of all ages will be able to hear what David has to say. The Shrewsbury Flower Show is such a great day out for all the family – from those who just like admiring blooms, to green-fingered youngsters who want to learn more about horticulture. We are all very excited to hear what David has to say,” he added.

Motorcycling stunt troupe The Imps will provide high-adrenaline action, as well as music by Scouting For Girls on Saturday evening and a line-up of military bands, local choirs Shrewsbury Male Voice Choir (Friday) and  Of One Accord (Saturday) are also booked to perform. Culinary expertise is being delivered by television chef John Torode, appearing at the festival for the second time in three years.

As well as presenting from the lecture marquee, David will be touring the show to visit the garden exhibits, floral displays, and the many other attractions that will be on offer.

Early bird tickets are available until April 22nd, contact the box office on 01743 234058 or visit https://shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk/ or download the new Shrewsbury Flower Show App.