About the venue
Ayr Flower Show is signposted from the A77 but for directions to Rozelle Estate, home of the show, please click the middle box below
Rozelle Estate, Monument Road, home of the Ayr Flower Show, is a short drive or bus ride from the centre of the bustling town of Ayr and is within walking distance of the birth place of Robert Burns, Scotland’s National Bard.The house and adjoining wooded parkland was gifted to the Royal Burgh of Ayr by Lt. Cdr. John Hamilton RN for cultural and recreational purposes in 1968. The mansion house was built in 1760 in the style of Robert Adam and later in the 19th century became one of the grand dwellings of the district as the home of Lady Cathcart. Today, the Goudie and Maclaurin collections of paintings and contemporary art are housed within the main building and surrounding buildings house facilities for local artists and a programme of workshops and education.
The great Floral Marquee displays the magnificent trade displays from the professional nurseries plus the return of the local authority displays. Two other large marquees are filled with competitive displays from the amateurs. In the Floral Art Marquee the colour, scent, shape and form provides a fantastic floral feast. The British Begonia Championships are unsurpassed for their quality and quantity and are rightly regarded as the finest display at any British show, one of the global best flower parades.
Scotland’s Summer Spectacular…
Sit back and enjoy the band, with an ice cream or a glass of your favourite refreshment to cool you in the summer sunshine -sounds just the ticket. Or try a spot of retail therapy at the many varied stands selling everything from garden furniture to greenhouses, pot plants to pruning shears. The Craft Marquee and the sundries stands, indoor and outdoor provide interest, opportunities and choice. In the Food Pantry Marquee there is literally something for every taste.
Something for the kids…
Ayr Flower Show has the largest Children’s Flower Show in Scotland, with miniature gardens and paintings to handcrafts and animals made of fruit or vegetables.
And for your entertainment and interest…
- Musical Entertainment all day includes:
- Jazz Bands, Fiddle Orchestras, Ceilidh Bands etc.
- Children’s Entertainment
- Cookery Demonstrations
- Floral Art Demonstrations
- Gardeners Question Panel
- Catering Refreshments
- Facilities for Disabled Visitors
- Plant Creche
- Free On Site Parking
How to get to Ayr Flower Show
Driving south from Glasgow via the M77, the Show is signposted from the A77, and the same applies driving north from Stranraer, Cairnryan and Girvan on the A77. Drivers using the A71 and driving west should join the A77 beyond Hurlford. Drivers heading north on the A74/M74 have the option of either joining the A71 at Junction 12 (Stonehouse) and the A77 as above; or joining the A70 at Junction 8 (Douglas). Drivers travelling north via the A76 from Dumfries should join the A70 at Cumnock.
FOR SAT-NAV USERS, THE POSTAL CODE FOR ROZELLE PARK IS: KA7 4NQ
There is a shuttle bus service running between Ayr Railway Station and Rozelle Park from 9.30 am with the last direct link service leaving Rozelle at 6.15 pm on Friday and on Saturday, and at 5.15 pm on Sunday. Stagecoach provides a direct bus service (Number 445) between Ayr Bus Station, Burns Statue Square and Rozelle. This service leaves Ayr Bus Station at half-hourly intervals throughout the day from 9.45 am, stopping en route at Burns Statue Square 5 minutes later; the journey between Ayr Bus Station and the Show takes 15 minutes. Stagecoach also provides Bus Services between Stranraer and Ayr, and between Girvan and Ayr.
There is a fast and regular train service via ScotRail between Glasgow Central Station and Ayr with an average journey time of between 50 minutes; the last return train leaves Ayr at 11 pm each day. Services also run from Stranraer and Girvan to/from Ayr but are much less frequent than the Glasgow service. Rail travellers from the coastal towns north of Kilwinning heading for Ayr should change onto a Glasgow/Ayr train and Kilwinning Station and reverse that for the return journey.
There is a regular ferry service across the North Channel between Northern Ireland and South-West Scotland. P&O Irish Sea operates 7 sailings daily between Larne and Cairnryan while Stena Line operates 5 sailings daily between Belfast and Cairnryan. There is also an express Seacat service operated by P&O Irish Sea between Larne and Troon. Enquires and reservations should be made to the Ferry Operators.
Nearby Prestwick International Airport provides no direct links to UK mainland airports and a very limited daily service between Dublin and Derry in Ireland. Glasgow International Airport, less than an hour’s drive from Rozelle via the M77/A77, has regular services from/to Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham and other regional airports, as well as major European cities.