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Autumn Festival of Trees and Wood

Special Event

RHS Garden Harlow Carr,HG3 1QB


Crag Lane
North Yorkshire


RHS, Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QB


  • Member

    Normal garden admissions apply

  • Non-member

    Normal garden admissions apply


  • Event times

    10am to 4pm

  • Subject

    Special Event

Join us to celebrate the best of autumn with this weekend-long event to celebrate all that’s wonderful about trees. With wood products, tours and tree planting demonstrations, there’s a whole array woodland inspiration to be discovered.
Talks will be taking places throughout the weekend where you can come and find out about which trees to choose for your garden; for bark interest, for birds, for colour, for flower and get your questions answered by the RHS team.
Come and see Shire horses 10am – 4pm in our woodland and find out about the old fashioned practice of logging on site.
Children will also have a chance to learn how to age trees with a tape measure and a formula.
Explore our woodland with a fact finding forest trail designed by our RHS Woodland team.
RHS Garden Advisor Martin Fish and our RHS experts will be on hand with a series of specialist talks about how to get the best out of trees
11.30 Ornamental trees
1.30pm planting trees at home
2.30pm taking aware the fear of growing trees Q & A
Younger members of the family can make their own willow wand while mum and dad meet expert STIHL staff who will be giving in-depth product demonstrations of their Compact Cordless System, which includes a chainsaw, hedge trimmer, leaf blower and grass trimmer.  STIHL will also be sharing their knowledge and top tips.
The Yorkshire Carver will be here for 3 days transforming a tree destined for the chop in our Logness monster Children’s play area, you can watch him carving a wonderful totem inspired by Harlow Carr for all to enjoy in the woodland throughout the event.

Purchase locally produced wooden products and enjoy demonstrations of a range of wood working techniques including demonstrations from:

Yorkshire Hurdles
Steve Noble
Flying Shavings
Walking stick carving 

Willow wand workshops
10.30 – 1.00 and 1.30 – 4.00
Something for the smaller members of the family! Learn how to handcraft your very own wand out of willow to take home with you as a memory of your day


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