Learn the Art of Orchid Growing at RHS Garden Harlow Carr Sat 6 – Sun 7 August 2016

Wednesday 27 July 2016

See beautiful displays of unusual and everyday orchids • Pick up tips from the experts on the art of growing and cultivation • Watch potting demonstrations • Browse a wide range of orchids for sale

Orchid enthusiasts can see beautiful displays from all over the world at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate as the Harrogate Orchid Society brings its weekend-long ‘Orchids for Everyone’ Show to the garden on 6 – 7 August (10am – 4pm).

The show is an ideal opportunity to learn about the art of orchid growing and experience the beauty of many different types of orchid. A mixture of species and hybrids – including many unusual orchids as well as everyday specimens – will be on display from three northern societies: Harrogate, Darlington and District, and North of England.

Visitors can hear talks by experts and watch demonstrations on potting orchids. One-to-one advice and tips on windowsill growing will be available, and the public will be able to buy their very own orchids to care for at home.

Hilary Hobbs, Chair of the Harrogate Orchid Society, says: “We’re delighted to be holding this popular weekend event once again at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. I’m sure visitors will enjoy the variety of orchids on show, particularly as many of the specimens can’t be found in shops or garden centres.

“The show has something both for new and amateur growers as well as more experienced orchid enthusiasts. It’s a great opportunity for beginners to find out about the easiest ones to try at home and we’ll be available throughout the weekend to answer questions on everything from problem plants to repotting and the right choice of compost.”

There will be a large selection of orchids to buy from two leading nurseries, Burnham and Phoenix Orchids.
Visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson for details or call 01423 565418.

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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