Due to a number of roadworks near the garden and the surrounding area please allow extra time for your journey – the garden remains open as normal.

Visitors browsing at the Harlow Carr Flower ShowThis three-day floral extravaganza was a great day out, packed with specialist nurseries and trade stands, gorgeous displays, expert advice, tempting food, entertainment and more. 

Show highlights for 2018 included....


A garden lover's paradise

Browse and buy quality plants and sundries from almost 50 specialist nurseries and garden trade companies, from alpines and agapanthus to clematis and carnivorous plants.

A choice of garden furniture, sundries, glasshouses and garden gifts was available.

EHosta display at the Harlow Carr Flower Showxpert advice from RHS advisors


Advice from well-known garden writers and broadcasters, and question-and-answer sessions with members of the RHS Garden Advice Service. 

Talks and demonstrations


A full programme of talks and demonstrations, including flower arranging with Jonathan Moseley from the BBC's The Big Allotment Challenge, and talks from a selection of the best nurseries.

Nel Whatmore at workHarlow Carr on canvas

A Year in the Garden, a collection of 12 paintings by Nel Whatmore, Harlow Carr's first year-long Artist in Residence.

Yorkshire artist Nel created a painting of the garden each month, charting the changing seasons and horticultural highlights.

Treats at BettysTempting treats from Bettys


Visitors could recharge their batteries with a cup of tea and delicious cake at Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms or Bettys Tea House in the heart of the garden. 

Let us entertain you


Show-goers could listen to live big band music throughout the show, watch craftsmen from Acorn Woodcraft carve beautiful pieces from wood, or capture the moment and take a photo of friends and family in a floral frame decorated with beautiful cut flowers. 

Primulas by the StreamsideSummer beauty in the garden 

Around the garden, highlights included thousands of dolly-mixture candelabra primulas along the Streamside - one of the longest streamside gardens in the country.

Visitors could also enjoy the sights and scents of roses, lilies, wisteria and jasmine in the Scented Garden, or simply relax in a deckchair by the lakeside. 


Visitor looking at Flower Show displaysPlan your 2019 visit

2019 Show dates: 21 - 23 June

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

Note that only disabled parking and pre-booked coach parking is available at the garden during the show. Public parking is located at Harrogate Rugby Club on Rudding Lane - follow SatNav HG3 1DQ just off the A658 which will be clearly signposted.

A complimentary park and ride service will be in operation with buses to and from RHS Garden Harlow Carr every 15 minutes from 9.30am – 5.45pm.


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