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Highlights to Watch For at The Harrogate Spring Flower Show

The Harrogate Spring Flower Show has been named Britain’s top gardening event and returns this week from Thursday 26th April to Sunday 29th April at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The event features beautiful show gardens, plant nurseries, live entertainment, floral art and much more.

The Spring Flower Show is a family friendly event, with young visitors being invited to try some crafts and test the waters with gardening basics. The packed four-day programme also includes talks and demonstrations from Britain’s top gardeners and florists, and there is a chance to buy some high-quality garden products, handmade gifts and specialist foods. Our boutique hotels Harrogate forming of self-catered aparthotels in the town centre are the perfect place to stay for those visiting the flower show.

Flowers on display at Harrogate Spring Flower Show


Pre-booking tickets has closed, but there is still a chance to attend the flower show on any of the days by getting a ticket at the gate. Under 16s are free, and adult prices are £21 on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with the ticket price dropping to £19 on Sunday. Show programmes are also available at £3.50, giving you information about the events taking place at the show and where to find them on site.

Food and Drink at the Show

Food and drink will be available at the Spring Flower Show, so you can tantalise your taste buds with a wonderful array of specialist food and drink from local suppliers and vendors. There is a chance to sample the food before buying, and there will also cooking demonstrations from a line-up of talented chefs on each day of the show.

Show Highlights

Every year, there is a lot to look forward to at the Harrogate Spring Show, here are highlights to watch for in 2018:

Flowers on display at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Show Gardens

Head to The Avenue for 18 amazing show gardens that have a range of themes, including the Yorkshire Landscape and Garden of Eden, from professional gardeners and landscapers. Expect to see incredible colourful displays of flowers, handcrafted gates and arches to exotic plants and references to Yorkshire landmarks. The show gardens range from the traditional to contemporary and are the most popular feature of the flower show.

The GREENhouse

Immerse yourself in flora at the GREENhouse, a home where the garden has taken over the living space. Climbing, hanging and spreading plants have taken over the ‘lounge’ area, in the ‘kitchen’, the term of kitchen garden has taken on a whole new meaning, as there vegetables and herbs taking root in every available space. In the bedroom, relaxing is taken to another level, with the bed covered in scented herbs and the walls are covered in spring flowers.

Flowers on display at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Secret Sheds

New to 2018, the Secret Sheds will reveal a mini-spaces as local community groups, organisations and colleges have been invited to ‘glimpse into the green’. Imagination will run riot in the sheds, as creative designs have built mini horticultural worlds for visitors. The sheds are just 2m squared, so the people behind them have had to think outside who the box and use plants, flowers and props in an interesting way.

Floral Art

At the Floral Pavilion, spectacular floral art takes over as floristry colleges from around the country compete for the top honour. Their large-scale displays must impress judges and visitors alike, as they get creative with flowers and plants, drawing inspiration from art and design movements, such as Art Nouveau, Modernism and Classical. Other flower clubs will have eye-catching displays following a ‘Quintessentially British’ theme for the annual competition.

Contact The Lawrance today to find out more about the luxury accommodation we provide and to book your stay for visiting other events in Harrogate and York.


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