Jump on board the British Flower Bus as it makes a stop off in Harrogate during the RHS Garden Harlow Carr annual flower show on 22 – 24 June 2018.
The 42ft bus is part of a nationwide campaign spearheaded by celebrity floral designer Jonathan Moseley to fly the flag for British-grown cut flowers. ‘Passengers’ will have a chance to get hands-on creating fabulous British floral displays with seasonal favourites. Jonathan will also create three spectacular floral photo frames using fresh cut flowers for visitors to enjoy.
The show – now in its third year – is a chance to browse, buy, and pick up advice from more than 45 specialist nurseries and garden trade stands. Visitors can also enjoy a full programme of talks and demonstrations, get first-hand answers to their horticultural queries then escape the crowds with a relaxing stroll in the stunning surroundings of the 58-acre garden: don’t miss the summer spectacle of Harlow Carr’s famous dolly-mixture candelabra primulas which run along the garden’s Streamside, one of the longest in the country.
This year visitors can enjoy displays of planted ‘upcycled’ containers created by local businesses, community partners and RHS staff who will be sharing their passion for plants. There’s also a chance to see A Year in the Garden – a collection of 12 paintings by Yorkshire artist-in-residence Nel Whatmore who spent the last year painting the garden’s seasonal horticultural highlights – from the famous Himalayan blue poppies to colourful Cornus stems. The full collection will be on display for the first time at the show.
A ‘Big Band’ and a harpist will play live music throughout the show and there will be plenty of opportunities to recharge the batteries with a cup of tea and a cake at Bettys Café Tea Rooms or Bettys Tea House in the heart of the garden.
Liz Thwaite, head of RHS Garden Harlow Carr, said: “The show is our biggest and most popular event of the year and is growing from strength to strength. We have even more specialist nurseries, a wider range of trade stands plus striking art and cut flower displays to enjoy, or visitors can simply sit back and relax and enjoy a fine summer’s day out in a beautiful Yorkshire garden.”