Wednesday 17 August 2016
Enjoy a full programme of events, exhibitions, courses and workshops at Harlow Carr throughout September and October
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, North Yorkshire is hosting an exciting programme this September and October. Highlights include a Real Ale & Cider Festival, Autumn Plant Fair, Food & Wood Festival and an apple display. There are also a host of courses and workshops, from a beginner’s guide to growing vegetables to photographing fungi. For full details visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson
Saturday 3 September, 11am – 3pm: RHS Autumn Advisory Service
RHS members can get free face-to-face gardening advice from an RHS advisor from
11am – 3pm on the first Saturday of each month. Come to our desk in the entrance conservatory with your questions. Normal garden admission.
Saturday 3 - Sunday 4 September: The Autumn Plant Festival
Celebrate the best of autumn gardening at this weekend festival with a Plant Heritage Plant Fair and a Tender Plant Show. Members of the RHS Tender Ornamental Plant Committee and RHS Fruit & Vegetable Committee will give talks and demonstrations and answer your gardening queries. There will be lots of plants for sale with information and advice for autumn and winter gardening. Normal garden admission. Buy garden tickets online & save 10%.
Monday 5 September: Photography Masterclass - Beginners/Intermediate
This new workshop is a chance for beginners and intermediate photographers to ask questions about flower and plant photography and get expert advice and guidance. RHS members £86, non-members £94. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.
Saturday 10 September: Starting from scratch - A beginner’s guide to growing vegetables
This full-day workshop covers the basics of growing your own vegetables, including advice
on how to assess your soil and what to grow. RHS members £46, non-members £54.
Call 020 3176 5830 to book.
Saturday 10 – Sunday 11 September: Real Ale & Cider Festival
Join a celebration of all things Yorkshire with locally produced ciders, Yorkshire wines and a
range of interesting and quaffable real ales from throughout the county, all served direct from the cask. Visitors can bring along their dancing shoes and enjoy live music and fill up on a choice of ale-inspired street food and gourmet treats. 12noon – 6pm; last entry 5pm. Normal garden admission. Buy garden tickets online & save 10%.
Monday 12 September: Photography Masterclass - Intermediate/Advanced
Intermediate and advanced photographers can get expert advice and guidance and enjoy a practical session in the garden photographing plants and flowers. RHS members £86, non-members £94. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.
Tuesday 13 September: The Cutting Garden
Learn the skills for growing beautiful cut flowers to enhance both the outside and inside of your home. RHS members £46, non-members £54. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.
14 September - 4 October: Bath House Gallery – Wood Showcase
You will certainly want to pick up and feel the wood work at this event. Striking pieces for your home as well as practical items will be on show, including tree-themed artwork and wooden jewellery. Normal garden admission.
Wednesday 14 – Friday 16 September: Botanical Painting - Pale Flowers
Learn the different techniques used to create striking paintings of pale coloured flowers. RHS members £148, non-members £172. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.
Saturday 24 September: Fun with Fungi
Explore how best to photograph fungi on this one-day workshop. RHS members £60, non-members £68. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.
Friday 30 September: Garden Walk - Amazing Alpines
Join Harlow Carr’s alpine specialists on a tour of the beautiful Alpine House and learn how to care for these delicate delights. RHS members £26, non-members £34. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.
Saturday 1 October, 11am – 3pm: RHS Autumn Advisory Service
RHS members can get free face-to-face gardening advice from an RHS advisor from
11am – 3pm on the first Saturday of each month. Normal garden admission.
Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October: The Autumn Food & Wood Festival
Enjoy the very best the season has to offer with a food market specialising in local delights,
cookery demonstrations using seasonal produce and live music. See handcrafted wooden items being created using traditional woodworking techniques. Younger members of the family can make their own willow wand while mum and dad watch demonstrations of a range of new cordless gardening gadgets from STIHL. Normal garden admission. Buy garden tickets online & save 10%.
Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 October: Botanical drawing - Harlow Carr in winter
Enjoy a two-day workshop using coloured pencils to draw the plants that have been gathered from the gardens of Harlow Carr. RHS members £140, non-members £156. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.
5 - 30 October: Bath House Gallery – Wool & Felt Showcase
Get warm and cosy as you browse through a beautiful selection of wool and felt items – from hats and scarves to handmade cushions, broaches, felt pictures and purse making kits. Normal garden admission.
Thursday 6 October: Children’s Storytime, 10.30am start
Bring your little ones along for a seasonal storytelling session. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for under-fives. Normal garden admission.
Monday 10 October: A practical introduction to hardwood cuttings
Join RHS Harlow Carr’s Nurseryman, Andrew Willocks for an introduction to taking hardwood cuttings including dogwood and willow. RHS members £26, non-members £34. Call 020 3176 5830 to book
Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 October: Alpine Weekend
The Alpine Weekend will showcase the very best of these hardy plants in association with the Alpine Garden Society. Pick up interesting varieties and get advice from a host of UK alpine plant growers. On Saturday, enjoy an Alpine Garden Society show. On Sunday, the West Yorkshire group will be competing for the best locally grown alpines. Normal garden admission.
Monday 24 October: Capturing the beauty of trees
Join a one-day workshop exploring & photographing the beauty and diversity of the woodland at Harlow Carr. RHS members £86, non-members £94. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.
22 – 30 October: October Half Term – Animals of the Night
Our October half term fun will focus on creatures that come out at night – from bats and badgers to hedgehogs and owls. See pygmy hedgehogs up close, enjoy a daily wildlife trail, book a place on the holiday club and make your own pumpkin seed hedgehog. Normal garden admission except holiday club places. Buy garden tickets online & save 10%.
29 October – 2 November: The Apple Display
Feast your eyes on fantastic apple displays bursting with flavour and colour, enjoy a taster or two and get free advice on growing your own from The Northern Fruit Group. Members of the group will be on hand on 29 & 30 October to identify apples from your own garden. Normal garden admission. Buy garden tickets online & save 10%.
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.
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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