RHS Garden Harlow Carr WHATS ON January & February 2016

Friday 15 January 2016

Enjoy events, exhibitions, courses and workshops at RHS Garden Harlow Carr throughout January and February

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, North Yorkshire is starting the year with insect-themed half-term fun, a choice of adult education courses and the first of its monthly Bath House showcase exhibitions. For full details visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson

30 January - 29 February: Bath House Gallery - New Year Showcase
Pop along to the historic Bath House at RHS Garden Harlow Carr to see work by talented local artists and makers, from wall art, photography and textiles to woodwork and willow work. Normal garden admission.

Friday 12 February, 10am – 12.30pm: Garden Walk – Plants for spring pruning
To prune or not to prune? That is the question. Join one of the Harlow Carr gardeners, Russell Watkins, and learn about the plants that will be ready for a spring prune to ensure you get a head start in the garden this year. There’s a chance to learn pruning techniques for key seasonal plants including buddleia, hydrangea, willow and witch hazel. RHS members £26, non-members £34. Call 020 3176 5830 to book your place.

13 – 21 February: February Half-Term Fun – The Secret Life of Insects
Delve into the secret world of insects at RHS Garden Harlow Carr this half term. Whatever the weather, there will be indoor craft activities and an outdoor trail to suit all ages. Activities vary daily and include: make a willow insect, become an Insect Inspector for the day, settle in for a bug-themed storytelling session, and plant seeds to encourage creepy-crawlies into your garden. There’s also a chance to have your face painted and to visit our insect laboratory – and win some special prizes, too. Normal garden admission

Friday 26 February, 10am – 12.30pm: Garden Walk – The Harlow Carr Winter Walk
Wrap up warm and enjoy a guided walk along Harlow Carr’s extended Winter Walk as low light levels and frosts highlight the natural shapes, textures and colours of the garden. Learn about the plants that can be used to create stunning seasonal colour and winter-garden inspiration, from brightly coloured barks to cornus stems and berries. RHS members £26, non-members £34. Call 020 3176 5830 to book your place.

For more information about RHS Garden Harlow Carr visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson or call the garden direct on 01423 565418.

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

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB
SatNav: HG3 1UE
www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr

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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The RHS believes that gardening improves the quality of life and that everyone should have access to great garden experiences. As a charity we help to bring gardening into people's lives and support gardeners of all levels and abilities; whether they are expert horticulturists or children who are planting seeds for the very first time.

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 www.rhs.org.uk

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