Harlow Carr Celebrates Harvest with Grow Your Own Autumn Festival

29 September 2013

RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate will celebrate harvest this October with its Grow Your Own Autumn Festival.

Supported by Mr Fothergill’s, the festival is aimed at foodies, families and grow-your-own enthusiasts. It will take place on the 12 and 13 October and will feature cookery demonstrations, fungus-themed activities, apple tastings, stalls and children’s workshops.

The festival will take on a distinctly autumnal feel for this, the ‘UK Fungus Day’ weekend, with growing tips, displays, cookery demonstrations and mushroom walks led by members of the Mid-Yorkshire Fungus Group. Apples will play a big part in the celebrations with apple displays featuring northern cultivars and apple identification. The Yorkshire Rotters – supporters of the Love Food Hate Waste campaign – will also be onsite with their special juicing bike, showing visitors how to make the most of seasonal fruit and giving out delicious recipe cards.

A pop-up autumn food market will give guests plenty to sink their teeth into with local artisan producers selling a range of tasty delicacies from chili plants and herbs to home-made preserves and cider. Local jazz group ‘Swingplicity’ will be adding to the festive atmosphere with live music, and children’s craft workshops will make sure the little ones stay occupied. The RHS Advisory Service will also be on hand, ready to answer any and all questions and help anyone from novice to expert with their gardening queries.

For more detail on events please visit www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Harlow-Carr/What-s-on/A-Taste-of-Autumn

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