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This three-day floral extravaganza (21 – 23 June 2019) is a great day out, packed with specialist nurseries and trade stands, gorgeous floral displays, expert advice, talks and demonstrations, tempting food, music and more – all in the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

Gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh will open this year's show – at 10.30am on 21 June – to mark 70 years of the North Yorkshire garden. The RHS Ambassador and Vice-President, who celebrated his 70th birthday on 2 May, will give a talk about his life in horticulture and put the final touches to a floral cake to open the show.

Alan says: “Harlow Carr has been special to me since the 1960s when I first visited it as a gardening apprentice from Ilkley.  It has always occupied a special place in my heart as a glorious garden close to where I was born and grew up.  I’m thrilled to be back and sharing a birthday with one of the country’s finest gardens!”

Show highlights include....


Celebrating ‘SevenTea’

Harlow Carr will host a cake party to celebrate 70 years of its development as a garden.

View a striking display of ‘SevenTea pots’, planted and decorated by schools and community groups from across Yorkshire, as well as a spectacular giant flower cake, created by celebrity florist Jonathan Moseley.

A plant lover's paradise

Browse and buy quality plants and gardenware from more than 60 specialist nurseries and garden trade stands – from alpines and agapanthus, to clematis and carnivorous plants. Please see below for full list of exhibitors.

Discover this year's RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show award winners


EHosta display at the Harlow Carr Flower Showxpert advice

Don't miss our full programme of talks and demonstrations, including advice from well-known nurseries, garden writers and broadcasters, and question-and-answer sessions. Please see below for full events programme.


The garden on canvas

Discover Harlow Carr on canvas in a series of watercolour paintings by Anita Bowerman, the garden's artist-in-residence. 

Displayed together for the first time, Anita has painted 12 garden scenes that capture Harlow Carr's seasonal highlights, using natural materials such as twigs, feathers and moss.


Treats at BettysTempting treats from Bettys

Recharge your batteries with a cup of tea and delicious slice of cake at Bettys Tea House or Bettys Café Tea Rooms.

Let us entertain you

Enjoy live music and craft demonstrations throughout the show.


Primulas by the StreamsideSummer beauty in the garden 

There is plenty to see around the garden in summer. Streamside reaches its glorious peak with stunning displays of dolly-mixture candelabra primulas and an impressive collection of bright blue Meconopsis.

The Main Borders are alive with colour. Drifts of white and purple alliums begin the spectacle in early summer, while a rich palette of herbaceous perennials continue the show well into autumn. Visitors can enjoy the sights and scents of roses, lilies, wisteria and jasmine in the Scented Garden, or simply relax in a deckchair by the Queen Mother's Lake.


Plan your visit

Show times: 21 - 23 June 10am–5pm

Prices: Free with normal garden admission (RHS members go free)  

Park & ride service: Due to limited car parking space at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, only parking for  disabled visitors and exhibitors will be available at the garden for the duration of the show.

A complimentary park and ride service will run from Harrogate Rugby Club to Harlow Carr and back, every 15 minutes, from 8.15am–5.45pm each day. This journey takes approximately 25 minutes.

For Harrogate Rugby Club, please use postcode HG3 1DQ.


Talks and demonstrations

  Friday 21 June Saturday 22 June Sunday 23 June
10.30am Show opening with Alan Titchmarsh RHS talk – seasonal highlights RHS talk – seasonal highlights
11am Q&A session Q&A session Q&A session
11.30am Jonathan Moseley floral demonstration – A feast of fabulous flowers Jonathan Moseley floral demonstration – A feast of fabulous flowers Jonathan Moseley floral demonstration – A feast of fabulous flowers
12.30pm Caroline Smith: My childhood at Harlow Carr Caroline Smith: My childhood at Harlow Carr Martin and Jill Fish: Gardening on the menu
1.30pm Q&A session Q&A session Q&A session
2pm Martin Fish: Getting started with fruit and veg Fiona Davison: Hidden Horticulturists Amanda Owen, Yorkshire Shepherdess and Anita Bowerman
2.30pm Stella Exley: Hare Spring Cottage Plants Helen Bainbridge: Care of houseplants Helen Bainbridge: Care of houseplants
3pm Helen Bainbridge: Care of houseplants Peter Walker: Wacks Wicked Plants Steve Hickman: Hoyland Plant Centre
3.30pm Jonathan Moseley floral demonstration – A feast of fabulous flowers Jonathan Moseley floral demonstration – A feast of fabulous flowers Jonathan Moseley floral demonstration – A feast of fabulous flowers

Show exhibitors for 2019

Nursery stands

Nursery name Speciality
Alchemy Ferns Ferns
Beech Tree Farm Plants Topiary, box and herbs
Petrichor Bulb Specialists Flowering bulbs and bulbous plants
Garth Cottage Herbs Culinary herbs
Priorswood Clematis Clematis and decorative climbers
Morton Nurseries Shrubs and perennials
Fosters Exotic and Unusual Plants Cacti and succulents
East of Eden Nursery Geums
Hoyland Plant Centre Agapanthus
Calamazag Dianthus
Middleton Nurseries Salvia
Hare Spring Cottage Plants Camassia
Plantbase Exotic plants
New Forest Hostas and Heremocallis Hostas and Hemerocallis
Dom Kaye Plants Trollius and Meconopsis
Wack’s Wicked Plants Carnivorous plants
Proctor’s Nursery New and unusual shrubs and perennials
Triffids Carnivorous plants
W.S. Warmenhoven Alliums
Keith Partington Premier Alpines Alpines
Golden Hill Nurseries Hydrangeas
Primrose Bank Rare and unusual hardy perennials and woodland plants
Mandy Plants Mandevillas
Garden Blooms Herbaceous perennials
Hillview Hardy Plants Herbaceous perennials
Chris Cooke Rare and unusual and half hardy plants
Harperley Hall Farm Nurseries Alpines, woodland plants and perennials
The Gobbett Nursery Shrubs and perennials including beardless iris
Slack Top Alpine Nursery Alpines in containers
Brighter Blooms Zantedeschia

Trade stands

Company name Speciality
Elite Bar Services Mobile bar
Bonne Maman Show sponsor
Jardin de France Premium ratchet action gardening tools
A Blackbird Sang Nature inspired art and design
Gap Garden Products British handmade steel garden structures
Potting Up Ltd Garden accessories
Rhino Greenhouses Greenhouses and greenhouse accessories
Marco A  Schrang Garden Design Ltd Garden design
Ixia Flowers Designer flower delivery service
Dragonfly Glass Art Handmade stained glass
Woodland Trust Information and awareness
Yorkshire Hurdles Bespoke fencing and gardenware
Vegepod Raised garden bed kits
Vive Photo Photography
Labels 'N' Things Labels and garden ties
Outdoor Living UK Water features
Thai Gifts / The Bench Company Handcrafted garden giftware
Patio & Terrace Garden arbours and accessories
Riverco Wooden garden furniture
The Fizz Machine Prosecco bar
Jonathan Moseley Floral Designer Gifts, flowers and sundries
RHS Retail RHS sundries
Myers Building Supplies and Johnsons of Wellfield Building and garden supplies
RHS Outreach RHS communities team
Horticap Charity providing adults with learning disabilities training in horticulture, allied crafts and rural skills
Freddie’s Flowers Designer flower delivery service
Mark Irwin Sculpture Wire sculptures for the garden and home
Ornate Garden Rotating sphere garden pods
The Japanese Shop Japanese gifts and products
Harrogate Tipple Locally made gin and rum
Backdoorshoes Waterproof and lightweight garden shoes

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