Coronation Street has a seaside outing this summer as the nation’s favourite soap is celebrated at the Southport Flower Show.
A Weatherfield-themed show garden will be among the range of attractions enjoyed by more than 80,000 visitors at the festival in August.
The garden, created by award-winning designer Chris Ashcroft, features a Rovers Return pergola and the famous chimney pots seen in the Street’s opening credits since 1960.
There is also a comfy sofa supplied by Coronation Street sponsor Harveys for visitors to take the weight off their feet as they take in the view.
Regular viewers have seen the famous cobbled street adorned with floral displays in recent weeks as residents have gone head-to-head in the Weatherfield in Bloom competition. But this is the first time that the soap has been celebrated with a show garden at Southport.
Two Street favourites David Neilson (Roy Cropper) and Pattie Claire (Mary Taylor) will be touring the show garden and meeting visitors on Friday 17 August.
Southport Flower Show Chief Executive David Jackson said: “Celebrating the North’s favourite street at the North’s favourite garden show will be a big hit with visitors and hopefully encourage everyone to have a go at gardening.”