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Grow into Gardening at Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Designers from across the country will be creating a flash of fantastic floral inspiration to illustrate the benefits of bringing plants and flowers into our lives this season, as the 2022 Harrogate Spring Flower Show digs into our ever-growing connection with gardening and all things green. Staged at The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, the show kicks off the UK’s national gardening calendar from Thursday 21st – Sunday 24 April 2022.

Celebrating the physical and psychological benefits of gardening which many of us have discovered, or perhaps rediscovered, during the pandemic, the show welcomes ‘Grow Your Home’, a spectacular floral installation created by floral stylists from Leeds based Leafy Couture. The display, featuring hundreds of blooms around a central courtyard setting, offers visitors a glimpse of the joys which flowers can bring.

Show Director Nick Smith said:

After a difficult time for many of us, this year’s Spring Show concentrates entirely on the positives which plants and landscapes can bring to us all. Gardening is the great leveller – from sweeping lawns to a simple window box, we can all benefit from the life-affirming pleasure which plants and flowers can make to our own personal space,

Featuring stunning show garden features, spectacular plant nursery displays and fantastic floral art, the show has all the colour, style and inspiration you need to banish those winter blues.
This year a packed programme of live entertainment includes talks and demos across four stages. New for 2022, The Human Gardener is a series of fun and engaging sofa conversations with the people behind the plants, from bee inspectors to fungi fanatics.

Over on the Gardener’s Kitchen stage, TV cook and chef consultant Stephanie Moon create mouth-watering dishes from veg patch produce, with the help of grow-your-own guru Martin Walker. Meanwhile, the GROW! Live team provide answers to those awkward gardening questions, whilst the CREATE! Floral stage hosts celebrity floral designer Jonathan Moseley, inspiring audiences with practical and fun ways on bringing the garden into your home.

Thousands of high-quality garden products, unique handmade crafts, lovely gifts and specialist foods all add to a truly great day out for all garden lovers. So, if you want to pep up the patio or get growing in a new greenhouse this year, The Harrogate Spring Flower Show has all the inspiration you need. Visit flowershow.org.uk for more info.

Tickets: Pre-booked tickets with a £3 saving on gate prices are available online until midnight Wednesday 20th April. Thursday – Saturday tickets are £20.50 online, £23.50 on the gate. Sunday tickets are £18 online, £21 on the gate. Children under 16 are FREE when accompanied by an adult. General car parking is FREE.

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