Inspiration

Spring show sets new trend with tribute to style

Visitors to Harrogate Spring Flower Show can expect to find a real flair for fashion in 2017.

Celebrating the theme, HortCouture, a series of new attractions across the spring show will pay tribute to style trends in the home, the garden and even the wardrobe.

The event will host an exclusive exhibition by award-winning Christchurch costumier and artist Jenny Gillies, who combines her love of gardens and flowers to create a truly fabulous range of floral gowns.

Fourteen wonderful works of art will be featured in Jenny’s first exhibition outside Australia and New Zealand, including iris, orchid, dahlia, peony, poppy, rose, lily, sunflower, spring blossom and primula.

Also new for 2017 is The Green Room, a space designed to turn style concepts inside out with living furnishings such as flower-filled cushions, mossy armchairs and cutting-edge fresh flower wallpaper.

In tribute to the trailblazers of modern haute couture, this year’s fantastic large scale floral art display will also focus on four of the world’s most famous houses of fashion – Ralph Lauren, Chanel, Versace and Vivienne Westwood.

The spring show features Britain’s biggest exhibition of floral art and, as part of the HortCouture theme, teams from four NAFAS areas will offer their own unique interpretation on the work of each fashion icon.

Meanwhile floristry students from across the country will focus their skills on creating Floral Bonnets with a difference as they get to grips with displays made from real cars!

Rated Britain’s top gardening event by Which?Gardening, Harrogate Spring Flower Show runs from 20 – 23 April 2017 at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Other attractions include stunning new spring show gardens, what’s HOT in gardening this year and a packed programme of talks and demonstrations across four live theatres.

The Avenue gardens offer lots of inspiration, as well as great practical ideas for perfecting your outdoor space. Themes range from the wonders of the human brain to the wilds of the Yorkshire moors and include the event’s biggest ever show garden - a peaceful haven for soldiers of 6 Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps, called A Homecoming Prayer.

Young visitors to the show can join our fun-loving friend, Pod, in his new pop-up play patch, complete with lots of hands-on educational activities.

Entertainment includes lively chat in the Dig It Garden Theatre, great growing advice with the Kitchen Garden Live team, and a menu of delicious seasonal dishes from a team of talented local chefs in the Feast! Food Theatre.

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!

www.flowershow.org.uk

Tickets: Thurs, Fri, Sat *£16.50 when booked before Tuesday 11 April 2017, £19.00 on the gate; Sun *£14.50 in advance, £17.00 on the gate. Parking is FREE. Under 16s go FREE when accompanied by an adult.  *A single £1 postage and admin fee applies per order.