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About Our Charity

Established in 1911, the North of England Horticultural Society is an independent charity dedicated to the support and promotion of horticulture across the north.

The society stages the prestigious twice-yearly Harrogate Flower Show as a key element of its work in bringing together people and organisations to share and engage in the benefits of horticulture, unique to the north of England.

From specialist plant societies to educational initiatives, the work of the charity also includes the support and sponsorship of a range of independent groups and community programmes, imparting unique horticultural skills and knowledge for future generations.

Our Work With Charities

RHS Yorkshire in Bloom

Through its annual awards, RHS Yorkshire in Bloom encourages communities of whatever size; small villages, towns or a big city, to make a positive and lasting improvement to their local environment for the benefit of local people. As part of its focus on the future generation of gardener’s and horiculturalists, the North of England Horticultural Society continues to support the work of Yorkshire in Bloom through its sponsorship of the annual ‘Young People’s Award’, presented each year to a school, group or individual committed to making a positive difference to their surroundings.

Britain in Bloom
The Chartered Institute of Horticulture

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture are the professional voice for horticulture, open to any professional within the industry, from those at the beginning of their education or career to those already well established within the field. The North of England Horticultural Society is proud to sponsor the northern finals of the organisation’s ‘Young Horticulturist of the Year’, a nationwide competition to promote horticulture.

Perennial, the Gardener’s Charity

As the UK's only charity dedicated to helping everyone who works in horticulture, and their families, Perennial provides free and confidential advice, support and financial assistance to people of all ages working in, or retired from horticulture. The North of England Horticultural Society work closely with Perennial in ensuring that awareness of this invaluable service is shared throughout the industry across the north of England.