Orchids for Everyone at Harlow Carr Sat 8 – Sun 9 August 2015

Tuesday 28 July 2015

• See beautiful displays of unusual and everyday orchids • Hear expert advice on growing and cultivation • Watch demonstrations including potting displays • Browse a wide range of orchids for sale

Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea ‘Matador’ (above left) and x Rhyncholaeliocattleya Pastoral grex ‘Innocence’ (above right). Photographs supplied by the Harrogate Orchid Society.

Experience the beauty and glamour of orchids at a weekend-long Orchid Show at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, the Society’s most northerly garden, on 8 – 9 August (10am – 4pm).

Run by the Harrogate Orchid Society, the two-day ‘Orchids for Everyone’ Show is an ideal opportunity to see beautiful displays of flowering orchids from all over the world. A mixture of species and hybrids – including many unusual orchids – will be on display from three northern societies: Harrogate, Darlington and District and North of England.

Visitors can hear expert talks and watch demonstrations including potting displays. There will be a chance to get one-to-one advice and tips on windowsill growing, and the public will be able to buy their very own orchids to care for at home.

Paul Cook, Curator at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, says: “Growing and cultivating orchids is a real art form, and the show is a chance for visitors to see some stunning examples of unusual orchids as well as a selection of some more familiar sights all under one roof. They can also hear top tips on how to grow these elegant plants at home.”

Hilary Hobbs, Chair of the Harrogate Orchid Society, says: "We’re delighted to once again be holding this popular weekend event 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 for both new and amateur growers as well as more experienced orchid enthusiasts. It’s a great opportunity for beginners to find out about the easiest orchids to try at home and we’ll be on hand 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 Nurseries of Devon, and Phoenix Orchids of West Yorkshire.

Visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson for details or call 01423 565418.


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

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