Thursday 26 May 2016
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, North Yorkshire is a great place for fun with the kids during the holidays. For those looking for plant inspiration, Harlow Carr hosts its first flower show this month, or pop along to the smaller horticultural shows including events dedicated to bonsai and peonies. There’s also a choice of adult education courses, including advice on how to take cuttings and the best way to photograph insects. For full details visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson
Until 5 June: May Half-Term Family Fun – Scouting for all
Celebrate 100 years of cub scouting by getting closer to nature this May half-term. Youngsters can learn about the great outdoors on a special trail through the garden’s woodland; learn how to tie knots and strike a fire on an outdoor workshop; make your own catapult, pitch a tent and develop your pioneering, signalling and tree identification skills. Normal garden admission.
1-30 June: The Streamside Sculpture Trail
Harlow Carr has one of the longest cultivated streamside gardens in the country, and will be celebrating it with a ‘Reflections on the Landscape’ garden sculpture trail featuring beautiful sculptures from local artists set alongside the stream. There is also a month-long story trail for children - keep your eyes peeled for a 12ft willow BFG! Normal garden admission.
10–12 June: RHS Harlow Carr Flower Show
This three-day floral extravaganza is Harlow Carr’s first flower show, set in the glorious surroundings of the garden in its early summer splendour. Visitors will be able to browse, buy, and pick up advice from more than 30 specialist nurseries and garden trade stands and enjoy a full programme of talks and demonstrations. Entrance is included in normal garden entry and the show is open from 10am – 5pm each day. Only disabled and pre-booked coach parking is available at the garden. Public parking is located at the Great Yorkshire Showground: a complimentary park and ride service will be in operation with buses to and from the show every 15 minutes from 9.30am – 6.30pm.
13 – 19 June: British Flower Week at Harlow Carr
‘Flowers from the Farm’ will showcase the very best in British home grown cut flowers as part of Harlow Carr’s first flower show on 10 – 12 June. Their beautiful displays will remain in the garden for visitors to enjoy throughout British Flowers Week.
18–19 June: The Bonsai Show
With beautiful displays aplenty, the Bonsai Group will be in the garden to offer first hand advice on these special trees. There will be ample opportunity to see how members’ trees are styled, enjoy specialist demonstrations and pick up hints and tips to style your own trees at home. Normal garden admission.
26 June: The Peony Show
For the first time, the Peony Society will be hosting a one-day show at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. With displays of this beautiful bloom along with advice on peony cultivation and a specialist talk, there will be plenty for the avid gardener to see. Normal garden admission.
ADULT EDUCATION COURSES
13 June: A practical guide to taking cuttings
Join Harlow Carr’s Nurseryman, Andrew Willocks, who will take you round the garden’s stunning main borders where you will take softwood cuttings from herbaceous perennials. You will have a go at propagating Salvia, Fuchsia, Nepeta and Penstemon in the greenhouse and learn tips to increase your success at propagating and aftercare. RHS members £26, non-members £34. Call 020 3176 5830 to book your place.
17 June: The magical world of insect photography
Join Garry Fry, qualified and experienced professional photographer, on this one day course and learn the art of photographing insects, from the equipment needed to techniques used to obtain successful images. A basic knowledge of photography and a digital camera that can close focus is required. RHS members £61, non-members £69. 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.
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Notes to editors
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB
SatNav: HG3 1UE
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 – 10% off with all online ticket purchases (except groups)
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type)
Non-members (excluding Gift Aid)
Family (2 plus 2) £25.50
Children 5 – 16yrs £5.00
Children under 5 years Free
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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