Autumn Apple Display at RHS Garden Harlow Carr 10-14 October

Wednesday 30 September 2015

• Inspiring displays by the Northern Fruit Group • 200 northern cultivars on display • Bring your home-grown apples for identification






A variety of old-fashioned apples thrive in Harlow Carr’s Kitchen Garden: Red Falstaff (pictured) grows well on cordons and espaliers

RHS Garden Harlow Carr will celebrate the huge variety of apples grown in the north this autumn.

The Northern Fruit Group will bring its inspiring ‘Apple Display’ to the RHS’s northernmost garden from 10 – 14 October. This five-day feast for the senses is an ideal opportunity to talk to the experts who will be on hand to offer help and advice on selecting, growing and maintaining your apple trees at home.

More than 200 northern apple cultivars will be on display, from the Yorkshire-bred ‘Ribston Pippin’ - one parent of ‘Cox's Orange Pippin’ which used to be a real favourite – to oddly-named apples such as the ‘Bloody Ploughman’ and others with unusual shapes including ‘Catshead’ and ‘Dog's Snout’.

There will be a chance to enjoy a taster or two and visitors can bring along their home-grown apples for identification. If you have apples you would like identifying, please supply at least three from each tree and no more than three different varieties.

Visit or call (01423) 565418 for more details.


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RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB
SatNav: HG3 1UE

Opening times
Harlow Carr is open every day except for Christmas Day.
9.30am – 4pm November to February inclusive
9.30am – 6pm March to October inclusive
Last admission is one hour before closing time.

Admission prices
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type)Non-members (excluding Gift Aid)
Adult £8.95
Family (2 plus 2) £22.80
Children 5 – 16yrs £4.50
Children under 5 years Free
Groups £7.95

About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, our flagship garden, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity. At our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes we inspire a passion for gardening and growing plants, promote the value of gardens, demonstrate how gardening is good for us and explain the vital roles that plants undertake.

The RHS is committed to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people, inspire the next generation of gardeners and invest in the future to safeguard a £10.4 billion industry employing more than 300,000 people. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and help us secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit

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