Celebrate the Harvest at RHS Garden Harlow Carr’s Autumn Food & Wood Festival 1 – 2 October 2016

Thursday 15 September 2016

• Learn how to transform seasonal vegetables into a harvest feast • Buy local produce from the weekend-long food market • See demonstrations of cordless gardening gadgets from STIHL

Celebrate this year’s harvest and experience all that is fresh and tasty this season at RHS Garden Harlow Carr’s Autumn Food & Wood Festival (Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October).

Shop for autumn harvest produce at the weekend-long food market specialising in local delights, which range from fruit gins and whiskies to home-made jams, pickles, oils, chutneys and cheeses.

Visitors can enjoy cookery demonstrations with award-winning French chef Lionel Strub who will demonstrate how to turn fresh produce harvested from Harlow Carr’s inspirational Kitchen Garden into a mouthwatering harvest feast.

Visitors can also see walking sticks being carved and enjoy demonstrations of traditional woodworking techniques by Yorkshire Hurdles and Flying Shavings. Younger members of the family can make their own willow wand, while mum and dad watch demonstrations of a range of new cordless gardening gadgets from STIHL including chainsaws, hedgetrimmers, leaf blowers and the iMow robotic lawnmower.
Normal garden admission applies. Visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson or call 01423 565418 for more details.

Please contact Ali Aston, Marketing & PR Executive with any press queries on 01423 724693, email aliaston@rhs.org.uk  or Sasha Jackson-Brown on 01423 724651, email sashajacksonbrown@rhs.org.uk.


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RHS Photographic Competition
Visitors to RHS Garden Harlow Carr can enter the RHS Photographic Competition by sharing their favourite pictures on social media using the hashtag #RHSPhotoComp. There are nine categories in total and all are free to enter, both for RHS members and non-members. Of these, eight categories will be given a first, second or third place, plus highly commended, if judges deem necessary. The portfolio category is an RHS-judged medal category for which applicants must go through to a selection process. To enter free images please visit: rhs.org.uk/photocomp. The competition closes on 28 February 2017.

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

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 £10.00
Family (2 plus 2) £25.50
Children 5 – 16yrs £5.00
Children under 5 years Free
Groups £9.00

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: 020 3176 5820, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join

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