Inspiration

Magic of nature brings inside out inspiration

Find inspiration in the most ordinary places this spring as Harrogate Flower Show turns the garden inside out!

Explore a topsy turvy world as you stroll from room to room in The GREENhouse and immerse yourself in a world where plants and flowers take over the living space to create a house infused with the magic of nature.

Can you imagine a bathroom where beautiful water lilies float serenely by as you bathe? Or a bedroom where you sink into a peaceful sleep on a real bed of aromatic herbs? Even the broom cupboard has a surprise!

Also new for 2018 are Secret Sheds, offering spring flower show visitors the opportunity to open the door to new possibilities. Designers, students and community gardening groups will join forces to create a surprise in each shed around the showground.

Will it be a potager in the potting shed or tulips in the tool rack - you won’t find out until you open the door!

Show garden solutions to everyday problems will be on offer in a new feature called Designed to Last. Whether it’s clay like concrete or soil that leaks moisture like a sieve, visitors will be able to see how even the most troublesome growing conditions can become a fabulous garden.

Be sure to visit the beautiful spring show gardens along The Avenue for even more inspiration from talented design and build teams across the region.

The spring show, which is staged from 26 -29 April 2018 at the Great Yorkshire Showground, features the UK’s biggest exhibition of floral art. This year flower clubs will be celebrating all things Quintessentially British in their large-scale displays, while floristry students create a room with Grand Designs. 

Rated Britain’s top gardening event by Which?Gardening, Harrogate Spring Flower Show also features stunning displays by nearly 100 of the country’s top plant nurseries.

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.

There is a packed programme of talks and demonstrations across four live theatres, including lively chat in the Dig It Garden Theatre, great growing advice in Shed Talk, 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!

For more information, head to www.flowershow.org.uk

Tickets: Thurs, Fri, Sat *£18.50 when booked before Tuesday 17 April 2018, £21.00 on the gate; Sun *£16.50 in advance, £19.00 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.