Ranked in Britain’s top three gardening events by readers of Which?Gardening, Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is the country’s most prestigious independent autumn show.
Featuring beautiful show gardens, amazing giant vegetable competition, stunning plant nursery displays and expert demonstrations, it offers everything needed to create a perfect outdoor space.
New for 2013 is our very first ChilliFest, with 100s of different plants, lots of hot tips for growing your own chillies and great ideas for what to do with them, including delicious dishes and even some rather spicy floral art!
Our giant vegetable competition gets even bigger this autumn with five new classes weighing in for the latest battle with a bulge, including colossal carrots, very large leeks and prodigious pumpkins. Can we make it three years in a row for a heavy onion world record? You will also be amazed by the sheer spectacle of Britain’s biggest exhibition by specialist gardening groups. Lose yourself in a sea of over 5,000 fabulous autumn blooms where colours and aromas combine to create an unforgettable experience.
Take home ideas and inspiration from the creators of our beautiful autumn show gardens, all staged in a new central location on the showground. Top growers from across the country will also be seeking perfection as they vie for the UK’s most prestigious titles in the National Vegetable Championships, hosted for 2013 by our autumn show.
Remember every great garden starts in the autumn! The show provides the perfect opportunity to plan your garden for the new growing season with an unrivalled range of top quality plants from nearly 100 leading nurseries, plus great garden shopping for everything from gloves to greenhouses. There is also a great opportunity for some early Christmas shopping, with unique handmade crafts, lovely gifts and tempting specialist foods.
Autumn is traditionally a time of plenty as we reap the rewards of all the hard work in the fruit and veg garden. Our Plot to Pot Cookery Theatre has all the best ideas for transforming homegrown produce into super meals for all the family. For our youngest gardeners, there will be hands on fun with Gardening with Nature, plus our popular Spot It quiz. Under 16s go FREE**.
Looking for help with those tricky gardening questions? Expert teams from Kitchen Garden Live and Garden Advice Bureau will be on hand with demonstrations and growing advice. Don’t miss our new look Dig It Garden Theatre for the very latest in live gardening chat, talks and tips.
* A single £1 postage and admin charge per order applies
** When accompanied by an adult
We are delighted to be taking part in the new Best of the Fests attraction at Car-Fest North this year - visit us for a sneak preview of the monster veg and fabulous flowers being grown for our 2013 Autumn Flower Show, 13 - 15 September. Also find out how to turn your garden into a fantasy of fantastic flowers or a plot for perfect produce. See you there!
Click here for highlights of the 2012 autumn event
A very big thank you to all our Spring Show visitors, who kindly donated to collections for the Professional Gardeners' Guild Trust.
You raised a fantastic £1,258 to help the Trust continue its valuable work in funding skills training for people, of all ages, who would like to enter the industry. Visit pgg.org.uk
The Harrogate Flower Shows are organised by the North of England Horticultural Society. All profits from the shows are returned to the charity and used to promote gardening and horticulture in the North of England.