RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show 2017 preview

Yorkshire garden holds second annual show, June 23-25

Harlow Carr Show
Thousands of Alliums pepper the Main Border at RHS Harlow Carr. Picture; RHS/SIRA Studio

After the success of last year’s inaugural event, Harrogate’s Harlow Carr plays host to another three-day flower show, set against the backdrop of its stunning gardens.

There is a full programme of talks, demonstrations, and chances to shop for rare plants and unusual gardening paraphernalia at special show prices.

Once you’ve had enough, escape the crowds with a stroll in the garden: don’t miss the Streamside spectacle of dolly-mixture candelabra primulas and almost 8,000 alliums in the Main Border. Continue reading “RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show 2017 preview”

Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017 preview

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, April 20-23

Mandy
Someone thought it would be funny for me to stand here…

I say it every year, but If you only go to one horticultural show a season, make sure it’s Harrogate (or push the boat out and make BOTH spring and autumn events).

Why? It’s good value, inspirational, down to earth, with great bargains from a huge variety of nurseries – shop wisely and you’ll make back your entrance fee on the money you save.

It’s also the only show my non-gardening partner will happily visit because there are so many other things going on – namely food and drink – to keep him amused.

This spring, floristry students gear up for their challenge to create floral bonnets – using the front half of a car as the backdrop for their team entries in the college competition. Continue reading “Harrogate Spring Flower Show 2017 preview”