Get Involved & Sponsorship

Would you like to support the Show?

you can support your local show
The Portishead Summer Show is the major event in the town’s calendar.  As Organisers we continue to adapt to reflect changing times.  Our current focus is on activities for our children and young people,  promoting local country life, nature and the environment.  This community event is also an outlet for showcasing our local talent.

Financing the Show

The Summer Show is financed by the Portishead and District Horticultural Society and costs more than £30,000 to stage.  The organisation and manual work for the show is all done by members of the Committee and volunteers. The marquees cover an area the size of a supermarket and has to be set up, run and disassembled all within one week.

all voluntary help is greatly appreciated

We would like to thank the following who have kindly offered sponsorship for the 2023 Show

Tax Assist – Accountants

John & Jenny Maycock from Brackenwood Garden Centre

Seasons Art Classes

Simply Pawsome

NortechComputers/Portishead Printing for sponsoring the Entertainment Guide 

Ingrid Slatter

Thank you for your support

We are indebted to everyone who contributes to the Show’s success: members, patrons, sponsors, local businesses and organisations, TV and radio etc. The Society has close links with the Portishead Floral Art Society, Portishead In Bloom and Local Allotments as well as various youth organisations.

There are a number of ways you can support us:

  • You can visit the Show – a family of 4 can currently visit the Show for £16.00! – if paid in advance
  • Become a member of the Society for just £20.00 – this gives you free entry to the Show at any time and the opportunity to attend the monthly members evenings with talks from gardening experts as well as the chance to enter the Members only classes.
  • Become a Patron – for as little as £30.00 you can become a Patron of the Show
  • Become a Business Patron – for £100 this gives you two free entry tickets to the Show and details of patronage included on the website
  • Become a Sponsor – If you are a local business why not sponsor an Arena Event or one of the classes.  We have a range of options including inclusion of an advert in our entertainment schedule, tannoy announcements, banners, free tickets ….. Contact us for further details.
  • Become a Volunteer – Every year we rely on the help of our volunteers who work in all sorts of capacities and we welcome new volunteers to help with:
    • Selling tickets and stewarding the gates
    • Stewarding in the car park
    • Stewarding in the Marquees during the Show
    • Assisting in the competition marquee in advance of the Show
    • Setting up and stacking chairs and tables at the end of the Show

We ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of 2 hours, in return you will receive free entry to the Summer Show and a refreshment voucher.

If you would like to help with the 2023 Summer Show please email us or ring 07989 140367.  The future of our local Show is in your hands – the local people of Portishead!

Can you help by volunteering?