RHS Garden Harlow Carr WHATS ON September 2015

Thursday 6 August 2015

Enjoy a full programme of events, exhibitions, courses and workshops at Harlow Carr throughout September

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, North Yorkshire is hosting an exciting programme this September. Highlights include a Real Ale & Cider Festival, an autumn plant fair, early morning photography and an exhibition celebrating the natural beauty of wood. There are also a host of courses and workshops, from a beginner’s guide to growing vegetables to a ‘Blast the Blight’ advisory day. For full details visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson


2 – 16 September, 10am – 4.30pm: The Wool & Felt Exhibition
This exhibition focuses on wool and felt, with demonstrations, tips and advice on knitting and felting, and the chance to buy wool and felt kits and materials. Normal garden admission.

Saturday 5 September, 2.30pm – 3.30pm: The Fruit Show
This inspiring show offers visitors a chance to see the wide variety of high-quality fruit grown in the north of England. Normal garden admission.

5, 12, 19, 26 September: Morning Light Photography Opening
An early start (8am) for keen photographers who can visit the garden before normal opening hours to take early morning images as summer draws to a close and autumn creeps in. No pre-booking required. Normal garden admission.

Sunday 6 September, 10am – 4pm: The Autumn Plant Fair
Specialist nurseries will be at Harlow Carr selling a range of plants at this popular event, held in conjunction with Plant Heritage. This hugely popular plant fair will provide great inspiration for your garden at home. Normal garden admission.

Saturday 19 – Sunday 20 September, 12pm – 8pm (last entry 7pm): Real Ale & Cider Festival
Harlow Carr’s Real Ale & Cider Festival will feature a range of interesting and eminently quaffable real ales from the four corners of Yorkshire – plus ciders, too – all served direct from the barrel. Street food will be available, from traditional favourites to gourmet treats, and there will be live music and a large beer tent on the lawn, just in case it rains. The garden will be open late (last entry 7pm, garden closes at 8pm) so visitors can savour a pint or two into the early evening. Normal garden admission.

Thursday 24 September: Children’s Storytime, 11am start
Come and join a storytelling session, where tales of great garden adventures and little garden creatures will be told. The session will be followed by a short walk or song. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Suitable for under-5s. Normal garden admission.

23 September – 8 October, 10am – 4.30pm: The Natural Wood Exhibition
This exhibition celebrates the natural beauty of wood, with lovingly handcrafted wooden products such as furniture and homewares on offer, along with the chance to meet the makers and watch live demonstrations. Normal garden admission.


Saturday 5 September, 10am – 4pm: Starting from scratch – A beginner’s guide to growing vegetables
A full-day workshop covering the basics of growing your own vegetables, including advice
on how to assess your soil and what to grow. RHS members £45, non-members £53.
Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

Tuesday 8 – Thursday 10 September, 10am – 4pm: Botanical Painting – Herbaceous Border Flowers
Capture the form, colour and detail of a September garden on this three-day botanical painting course. RHS members £145, non-members £169. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

Wednesday 16 September, 10am – 4pm: How to grow a cut flower garden
Learn the skills for growing beautiful cut flowers to enhance both the outside and inside of your home. RHS members £45, non-members £53. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

Friday 18 September, 10am – 12noon: Guided Walk – Planning for late colour
Join Harlow Carr’s Curator Paul Cook on a walk and talk and find out how to extend the season with planting combinations that offer interest and excitement late into autumn. RHS members £25, non-members £33. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

Saturday 19 September, 10am – 2.30pm: ‘Blast the Blight’ RHS Advice Day
RHS experts will be on hand to offer practical advice on how best to protect your potatoes and tomatoes from blight. This informative talk and demonstration will be led by the RHS Gardening Advice team and will include a practical session using a specially prepared ‘blight bed’ containing blight-attacked potatoes and tomatoes to demonstrate the signs and effects of blight. Normal garden admission.

Saturday 26 September, 10am – 4pm: Edible Forest Gardening
Discover the principles and design of a forest garden: a food-producing garden that includes fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes and perennial herbs and vegetables. RHS members £45, non-members £53. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

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


Notes to editors

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.

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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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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