Learn a New Skill for the New Year at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Tuesday 22 November 2016

• Choose from more than 70 adult education courses and workshops, including 37 new courses • Learn skills including garden design, photography, creative crafts and horticulture • Make your own natural beauty products or learn how to build a dry stone wall

If you’re planning to learn a new skill for the new year, RHS Garden Harlow Carr offers a wealth of courses and workshops including a choice of more than 30 brand new courses for 2017.

Harlow Carr’s packed 2017 adult education programme includes opportunities to learn how to make your own natural beauty products, build a dry stone wall or develop your photography skills in the beautiful surroundings of the most northerly RHS garden in Harrogate. New for 2017 are Medicinal Herbs, Herbs for Wellbeing, Spoon Carving as well as opportunities to study Kitchen Garden Design or Gardening for Low Maintenance.

any of the courses and workshops offer an opportunity to enhance your experience and understanding of plants and gardens and learn alongside RHS horticulturists and experts in the amazing, unique setting of RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Many involve both classroom and practical outdoor sessions.

Gill Owen, Education & Learning Manager at Harlow Carr said: “We’re offering a huge range of courses and garden walks throughout 2017, ranging from one-day tasters to a series of seasonal workshops, so whether you enjoy short courses for building your practical skills and gardening knowledge or creative days out, we’re sure you’ll find something to suit.

“They’re also a fantastic opportunity to meet new and like-minded people; many of our regulars come back time and again and have made life-long friends.”

Harlow Carr’s 2017 Courses and Workshops brochure can be downloaded from the RHS website, or email adultlearning@rhs.org.uk to request a pdf or posted copy. A full programme of adult education courses also runs at RHS Garden Wisley, RHS Garden Hyde Hall and RHS Garden Rosemoor. To book a place on any of the 2017 courses, call 020 3176 5830.

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


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

2016 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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