The Virtual Marymass Garden and Flower Show is now open for entries.

As part of this years celebrations, organisers have launched a special one-off virtual show!

This stripped back version of the show is aimed at everyone and is even easier to take part in.

Organisers are looking for you to send in any images of the following categories:

Flowers (Cut, potted, hanging baskets); Gardens; Baking; Fruit or Vegetables (T&Cs below) and Crafts (Handmade items).

Images should be submitted to by Wednesday August 12 at 8pm.

Irvine Times:

Due to current restrictions, no judging or prizes will be awarded for the 2020 show. Instead, images will be showcased on social media and the Irvine Times and a short video of all submissions will be created.

Vegetables must be home grown and shown growing on stalks where possible.

Organisers have now opened entries to the annual Marymass Dog Show with residents invited to join this year’s first ever worst lockdown haircut competition.

Residents are also invited to send in any pictures of garden parties or personal celebrations they will be holding for Marymass this


And Irvine history buff Billy Kerr has already uploaded his virtual kirkyard tour, explaining the fascinating history of the people resting in Irvine’s Old Parish Church. 

To take part email photos and videos to and mention which categories you are entering, with entries closing on Thursday, August 13 at 7.30pm.

Marymass organiser Dillon Green said: “It’s difficult for such an historic event to be moved digitally and not having the things we’re used to, but it’s about keeping the festival alive and keeping it current and also letting us trial some new ideas.

“The idea of garden parties is something we found quite interesting so we’re keen on anyone holding them to get in touch with us.

“For me, Marymass is about meeting up with your family and enjoying the day. When I was really young my gran and papa used to take me to the horses arriving at 7am and it’s always been a big day event for me.

“It’s all about the family and community aspect.”