RHS Garden Harlow Carr Whats On June 2015

Wednesday 6 May 2015

Enjoy a full programme of events, exhibitions, courses and workshops

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate is hosting an exciting programme this June. From costume drama to challenging dad, from art to artichokes, and from cut flowers to chicken keeping, there will be something to interest all the family. For full details visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson

13 – 14 June: Bonsai Show
The Bonsai Group will be on site to offer advice on these special trees. There will be an opportunity to see how trees are styled, and to pick up tips and hints for practicing at home, plus special styling demonstrations. Normal garden admission.

17 June: British Flowers Week at Harlow Carr
Beautiful Yorkshire-grown cut flowers take centre stage at RHS Garden Harlow Carr when the garden plays host to British Flowers Week (15 – 19 June). On Wednesday 17 June, a team of flower growers and floral designers will ‘dress’ five sites around the garden with beautiful cut flowers. Visitors will have the chance to see the life of a cut flower – from seed sowing to advice on what to grow in Yorkshire, to what to do ‘artistically’ with those flowers – as well the creation of flower crowns, buttonholes, bouquets, centrepieces and the odd flower beard. Normal garden admission.

20 June: Summer Open-air theatre – Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen's witty and romantic masterpiece is given a contemporary twist by the critically acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre. Tickets cost £12.50 for adults and £9.00 for children and must be booked in advance by calling Harrogate Theatre Box Office on 01423 502116.

21 June: Challenge Dad on Father’s Day
Are you active? Do you like to have fun and adventures? Bring Dad and try out our mini-orienteering course set up in the garden. Explore the garden and give Dad a physical and mental workout, while seeing how fast you can do the course. The fastest father and child duo will win a free day out at Go Ape. Other workshops and activities will keep the whole family entertained. Normal garden admission.

25 June: Royal Horticultural Society’s Annual General Meeting at RHS Garden Harlow Carr
A range of free events and guided tours are being offered exclusively to RHS members as part of the Society’s AGM. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis and are a chance to see the latest developments in the Kitchen Garden, Streamside Walk and Main Borders. There will be an ‘Ask the Experts’ Q&A hosted by a panel of experts from the gardening world and a chance to hear about recent successes and plans for the future from RHS President Sir Nicholas Bacon and Director General Sue Biggs. Free event for RHS members only.

27 – 28 June: Petal to Pot Summer Garden Party
Join us at a summer garden party with a difference as we explore the history of tea supported by Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate. Taste a variety of tea and cakes and join one of the many demonstrations, talks and workshops, or simply relax in the garden and enjoy the live music. Normal garden admission.


Spring Craft Fair
Until Sun 7 June, 10am – 4.30pm

The gorgeous Spring Craft Fair returns with a fabulous selection of modern craft. A range of beautiful and original gifts on offer from jewellers, felt makers, textile artists, card makers, photographers, furniture makers and many more. Normal garden admission.

9 June – 5 July: Summer Art Exhibition
This exhibition features artworks in various media. From traditional to quirky and unique, there really is something to delight everyone. Works are available to purchase.
Normal garden admission.


Streamside guided walk
1 June, 10am – 12pm

See spectacular candelabra primulas, meconopsis, gunnera and more, and learn about the challenges and rewards of streamside plantings.
Members £25, non-members. £33. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

Frames and structures for flowers and plants
5 June, 10am – 4pm

Learn how to create a range of frames and structures with twigs, branches and reeds, as an alternative to traditional floral foam.
Members £70, non-members £78. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

A practical introduction to taking cuttings
8 June, 10am – 12noon

Let Harlow Carr’s Nurseryman Andrew Willocks guide you round the Main Borders where you will have a chance to take softwood cuttings from herbaceous perennials and learn propagating skills.
Members £25, non-members £33. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

Guided walk: Kitchen Garden with a focus on tomato care
15 June, 10am – 12noon

Take a tour of Harlow Carr’s Kitchen Garden with Kitchen Gardener Francesco Ponziani. This is an opportunity to learn handy hints and tips and discover how to grow and care for tomatoes.
Members £25, non-members £33. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

Guided walk: Chickens
26 June, 10am – 12noon

Come and meet Harlow Carr’s chickens and learn the art of keeping happy hens. Kitchen Gardener Joe Lofthouse has reared the chickens by hand and can offer top tips on keeping them healthy and productive.
Members £25, non-members £33. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

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


Notes to editors

For more information please contact Ali Aston 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, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB (satnav HG3 1UE)

Opening times
The garden is open every day except for Christmas Day.
9.30am – 4pm November to February inclusive
9.30am – 6pm March – 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)

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 for the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture. We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, the first of our gardens, 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.

Today the RHS is committed to providing a voice for all gardeners. We are driven by a simple love of plants and a belief that gardeners make the world a better place. 211 years on we continue to safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture, creating displays that inspire people to garden. In all aspects of our work we help gardeners develop by sharing our knowledge of plants, gardens and the environment.

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/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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