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Taking part in Harrogate Flower Shows

Harrogate Flower Shows could not exist without the many hundreds of people who take part each year as competitors, exhibitors and visitors. There are many ways you can be part of Britain's best gardening event.

Children's garden art competition

To take part in our fun summer children's art competition, please create an picture of your favourite garden - it can be your own garden, belong to a friend or member of your family or be completely imaginary!

There is one class for children aged 6 and under, and one for 7 to 11 year olds. A selection of garden goodies awaits the best three in each category. Please make sure it is clear on the entry, which age group you are entering and send your entry to us at Children's Garden Art, Harrogate Flower Shows, 6 The Stables, Newby Hall, Ripon, HG4 5AE, by Friday 31 Juy 2020. Please be sure to include your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number.

Note to parents: You may wish to take a copy of your child's artwork and send that instead of the original, as we are unable to return entries.

T's & C's:

- the artwork must be the child's own work

- your artwork should be no bigger than A4 size (approx 29cms x 21 cms)

- no alternative prizes are available

- the judges decision is final

- by submitting your child's art, you agree that we may post it on our social media and our website

- sorry we are unable to return artwork submitted.

- competition only open to entrants from the UK

Shed Talk - #letsgetgrowing!

The days are getting longer and many of us have to stay at home, what better time to get stuck into some serious gardening? And, as you can’t come to see our experts on the Shed Talk show stage, we’ll be bringing them to you with tips for jobs you can do now in the garden and how to grow great fresh produce, even if you don’t have a veg plot. So keep calm ....and #letsgetgrowing!

Super fast salad 

Click here to see a great demo from Shed Talk host Martin Walker on growing super fast salad leaves.

Grow your own supermarket potatoes

Shed Talk favourite Nigel Harrison shows us how to use ordinary supermarket potatoes to grow your own

How to keep those herbs coming

Martin Walker's top Shed Talk tips for how to make supermarket herbs keep on giving!

Create your own wildflower haven

Nigel Harrison talks about turning a scruffy garden corner into a paradise of pollinators

Speedy no fuss spring onions 

No need to wait for seed when it comes to growing spring onions in a pot!

Growing supermarket potatoes in pots

Potatoes among the primulas - grow your own without a veg plot!