RHS advisor with membersRHS Summer Advisory Service

RHS members can get free face-to-face gardening advice from an RHS advisor from 11am - 3pm on the first Saturday of each month and every Monday from 1pm - 3.30pm from July to September. Come to our desk in the entrance conservatory with your questions.
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Visitors listening to music at Harlow Carr

Summer Sundays: 3 July - 28 August 

Enjoy live music in the garden on Sunday afternoons throughout July and August. 
See the Summer Sundays programme (145kB pdf)
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Summer holiday fun - Rocket Science
23 July–4 September

Embark on an out-of-this-world adventure as we go intergalactic to celebrate the RHS Campaign for School Gardening Rocket Science project. 
More about Rocket Science summer holiday fun

Actors in Shakespearean play

Outdoor theatre: Much Ado About Nothing    
25 August 7pm (doors 6pm)    

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present Shakespeare’s story of trickery, treachery and love. Deckchairs available for hire at £5 per chair. Prices: Adult £15, child £10 (book in advance on 01423 502116).

Visitors at the autumn plant festivalAutumn plant festival: 3 - 4 September

The weekend sees the return of the Plant Heritage Plant Fair and the addition of a Tender Plant Show packed with information and advice for autumn and winter gardening.
More about the Autumn plant festival

Bottles of ciderReal Ale & Cider Festival: 10 - 11 September

Celebrate all things Yorkshire with a range of interesting and quaffable ales from throughout the county plus locally produced ciders and Yorkshire wines, street food and live music. 
More about the Real Ale & Cider Festival 

Basket of applesAutumn Food & Wood Festival: 1 – 2 October

Celebrate the best of autumn with woodland products and demonstrations, a local food market, seasonal cookery demonstrations, live music and much more. 
More about the Autumn Food & Wood Festival


Dionysia Eric WatsonAlpine Garden Society Weekend: 15 - 16 October

The Learning Centre will be packed with alpines from exhibitors throughout the country. On Saturday buy unusual plants at the plant fair; on Sunday the West Yorkshire AGS Local Group hold their autumn show.
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Brown long-eared batHalf term fun: Animals of the Night
22 – 30 October

Take a journey into the world of wildlife: make a pumpkin seed hedgehog, join the Woodland Holiday Club (bookable, small charge applies), hear stories with The Garden Detectives, and meet African Pygmy hedgehogs!
More about Animals of the Night activities


Christmas stories with Santa: selected dates from Friday 2 December 2016

For something extra special, why not book onto a Christmas Story with Santa. Snuggle up for a classic Christmas tale, have a sing-along and a story with the man himself and if you have been very good receive a small gift.
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