Get Back to Nature at RHS Garden Harlow Carr 28 May – 5 June 2016

Thursday 12 May 2016

• Celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouting with fun family activities • Make your own catapult • Learn how to tie knots and safely strike a fire


Families can get back to nature at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate this May half term with a packed programme of activities to celebrate 100 years of Cub Scouting.

‘Scouting for All’ runs from Saturday 28 May to Sunday 5 June (10am – 4pm) at the northernmost Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) garden. Youngsters can learn about the great outdoors, find out what makes trees so important and find some unusual examples on a daily trail through the garden’s woodland.

Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate kick-start May half term at Harlow Carr with a one-day Children’s Woodland Festival on Saturday 28 May designed to celebrate Bettys ‘Trees For Life’ project. Visitors can join an outdoor adventure including music, entertainment, storytelling, a woodland trail, craft activities and the chance to discover the hidden beauty of trees and the folklore behind them with guided woodland walks. There will also be a tree-planting ceremony at 3pm.

From Monday to Friday there is a chance to make a catapult on an indoor workshop. On Tuesday enjoy storytelling sessions with the Garden Detectives.

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, youngsters can learn how to safely strike a fire and tie knots in the ‘two knot challenge’, or join the Harrogate and Nidderdale District Scouts and have a go at pitching a tent or develop their pioneering, signalling and tree identification skills.

Normal garden admission applies. Visit  or call 01423 565418 for more details and times.

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


Notes to editors

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: For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit

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RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit

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