Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
- June 4, 2013 5:36 pm
Date(s) - 13/09/2013 - 15/09/2013
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Great Yorkshire Showground
Great gardens always begin in the autumn and there is no better place to get started than the Harrogate Flower Show, 13 – 15 September 2013.
Ranked in Britain’s top three gardening events by readers of Which?Gardening, Harrogate is the country’s most prestigious independent autumn flower show.
Featuring beautiful show gardens, an amazing giant vegetable competition, stunning plant nursery displays and live expert demonstrations, it offers everything you need to plan and perfect your outdoor space.
New for 2013 is our very first ChilliFest, with 100s of different plants, lots of hot tips for growing chillies at home, plus great ideas for a range of delicious dishes and even some rather spicy floral art!
Our famous giant vegetable competition is set to get even bigger this autumn with five new classes weighing in for the battle with a bulge, including colossal carrots, very large leeks and prodigious pumpkins. Can we make it three years in a row for a new heavy onion world record after last year’s 18lb 1oz monster?
Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground, the autumn show will also host the 2013 National Vegetable Championships as top growers from across the country compete for the UK’s most prestigious veg-growing plaudits.
There will be plenty of chance to take home ideas and inspiration from the designers of our beautiful autumn show gardens and an unrivalled range of top quality plants to get the new growing season off to a good start.
Visitors to Gardening Hall 4 will be amazed by the sheer spectacle of Britain’s biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups. Lose yourself in a sea of over 5,000 fabulous autumn blooms, where colours and aromas combine to create an unforgettable experience. Autumn is traditionally a time to reap the rewards of all the hard work in the fruit and veg garden, and top chefs in the Plot to Pot Cookery Theatre will have lots of ideas for transforming homegrown produce into super meals for all the family.
Those looking for help with tricky plant problems can call on expert teams from Kitchen Garden Live and the Garden Advice Bureau. And the new look Dig It Garden Theatre will also have all the very latest in live gardening chat, tips and demonstrations.
For our youngest gardeners, there will be hands on fun in Gardening with Nature, plus the popular Spot It trail quiz to help keep them entertained.
Thousands of top quality products offer great garden shopping for everything from gloves to greenhouses, while handmade crafts, lovely gifts and tempting specialist foods all add to the perfect day out.
Tickets: Fri/Sat £13 when booked before noon 3 September; £15.50 on the gate. Sun £11.50 in advance or £14 on the gate. Under 16s go FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Visit http://www.flowershow.org.uk or call 01423 546157 for more details.