Harrogate sends postcards from your hedge
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show (15 -17 September 2017) will be sending plant postcards from across the globe as it invites visitors to travel the world in their garden. Amateur Gardening magazine readers will have the chance to win one of 15 pairs of day tickets .
A new exhibition tracing the ancestry of many of our most popular plants will form the centre piece for this year’s theme, Postcards from the Hedge.
With the vast array of varieties now available in the UK, it’s easy to forget that the roots of many plants stretch to the four corners of the planet, brought to our shores by intrepid plant hunters who risked life and limb to discover the delicate and the dramatic.
Find out how fantastic fuchsias were found South America and camellias came all the way from China – not forgetting less welcome invaders, like the Himalayan balsam, which were brought to enhance our borders but are now on many people’s list of baddies!
Staged at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate Flower Show is the UK’s premier autumn gardening event, offering everything you need to create the perfect plot, plus spectacular plant nursery displays, live entertainment and great garden shopping.
These days every bit of outside space counts, so if you are looking for kerb appeal or just a place to get some peace, talented designers and landscapers will be showcasing their ideas for turning that troublesome corner into a real treasure.
Visit the Plant Pavilion for lots great ideas to keep the colour coming right into autumn and making sure the gardening season ends in a spectacular blaze of glory.
Harrogate’s world famous giant vegetable competition is getting bigger with three new classes for novices. Champion growers come from all over the country to compete for the title of heaviest and the longest, and this year the show hopes to encourage many more people to try this most intriguing aspect of horticulture.
Lose yourself in a sea of more than 5,000 beautiful autumn blooms as you explore Britain’s biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups. Whether you love the big, blousy dahlias, the glorious gladioli, colourful carnations or minutely manicured bonsai trees, you will be amazed by the array of plants and flowers on display.
There are thousands of top quality products at the show, offering the perfect opportunity to purchase everything you need for your garden. From gloves to greenhouses the choice is endless and don’t forget you can drop after you shop at our plant and product crèche.