RHS Garden Harlow Carr Whats On October 2015

Monday 14 September 2015

Enjoy a full programme of events, exhibitions, courses and workshops at RHS Garden Harlow Carr throughout October

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate, North Yorkshire is hosting an exciting programme this October. Highlights include an Autumn Food Festival featuring tastings, cookery demos and ‘fungus forays’ around the garden, an apple display by the Northern Fruit Group and ‘spooky woodland’ family fun events for October half-term and Halloween. There are also a host of creative courses and workshops, from photography to willow platter making. For full details visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson


Until 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.

Sat 10 – Sun 11 October, 10am – 4pm: Autumn Food Festival
Celebrate the autumn harvest and experience all that’s fresh and tasty this season. The garden will be packed with local food stalls, expert advice, cookery demonstrations, tastings and displays. Visitors will also be able to take part in a ‘fungus foray’ to discover the fresh fungi and identify edible mushrooms that grow in the garden. There is a charge for the fungus forays – which take place at 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm and will led by members of the Mid Yorkshire Fungus Group - and places must be booked in advance by calling 020 3176 5830. There will also be a chance to enjoy traditional craft and artisan demonstrations inspired by the natural beauty of wood.

10 – 14 October, 10am – 4pm: The Apple Display
The Northern Fruit Group will bring its inspiring ‘Apple Display’ to Harlow Carr from 10 – 14 October. This five-day feast for the senses is an ideal opportunity to talk to the experts who will be on hand to offer help and advice on selecting, growing and maintaining your apple trees at home. More than 200 northern apple cultivars will be on display and there will be a chance to enjoy a taster or two on Saturday and Sunday. Normal garden admission.

14 October – 8 November, 10am – 4.30pm: The Autumn Art and Craft Exhibition
This exhibition will offer a wide range of beautifully handmade gifts, accessories, art and homewares, with the opportunity to watch artisan demonstrations and meet the makers. Normal garden admission.

Sat 17 October, 10am – 4pm: The Alpine Garden Show
The Alpine Garden Show will take place at RHS Garden Harlow Carr for the first time. With growers travelling from across the UK to show and sell their alpine plants, it is sure to be a stunning display. Normal garden admission.

24 October – 1 November, 10am – 3pm: ‘Spooky Woodlands’ October Half Term
Families can discover the spooky woodlands at Harlow Carr this Halloween with a fun-filled week of family activities and workshops. Take part in an exciting garden trail or get creative with indoor crafts. Normal garden admission.

26 October – 1 November: Wild About Gardens Week
To mark Wild About Gardens Week, RHS Garden Harlow Carr is working with Hedgehog Street to create a special hedgehog-friendly garden incorporating features to encourage hedgehogs, including a log pile, hedgerow with native plant species, nesting sites and a feeding station. Normal garden admission.


2 October, 10am – 4pm: Photographing Fungi
Bring along your own digital camera to this one-day photography course which will cover the equipment needed and techniques used to obtain successful pictures of fungi. RHS members £60, non-members £68. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

5 October, 10am – 12noon: A practical introduction to hardwood cuttings
Find out which plants are suitable for cuttings including dogwood, blackcurrant and willow. Learn how to pot up and grow your cuttings on for new plants for next spring. RHS members £25, non-members £33. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

9 October, 10am – 4pm: Willow platter
Learn the basic techniques needed to make a traditional willow platter including weaving and trimming. RHS members £65, non-members £73. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

15 October, 10am – 5pm: Introduction to macro and close-up photography
This new workshop is aimed at intermediate or experienced photographers who want to learn more about macro and close-up photography with an emphasis on flowers, plants and foliage. RHS members £85, non-members £93. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

16 October, 10am – 5pm: Photographing the colours and textures of autumn
Photographers of all abilities will be encouraged to take a creative and artistic approach to interpreting form, pattern, colour and light. RHS members £85, non-members £93. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

23 October, 10am – 4pm: Autumn Inspired
Let the warm and wonderful tones and textures of autumn at Harlow Carr inspire you in this floral design workshop. Create a topiary and wreath design with fruits, berries, foliage and seed pods. RHS members £70, non-members £78. Call 020 3176 5830 to book.

29 – 30 October, 10am – 4pm: Botanical Painting – Illuminated Herbals
Learn how to embellish your paintings with real gold leaf and produce a dramatic painting. The workshop will demonstrate how to design, paint and gild your own herbal image. RHS members £145, non-members £169. 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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