Nurseries and plant societies gear up for Harrogate Spring Flower Show

Around 100 nurseries from the UK and Europe will take part in the Harrogate Spring Flower Show later this month.

Harrogate is the first major horticultural show of the season for the public and will take place between 23-26 April at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Twenty of the nurseries are entering the Innovative Display competition, for which they will be interpreting the theme Wish you were here?.

The College Garden Design competition will be staged for the second year running. It is being sponsored by National Savings & Investments (NS&I). Seven horticultural colleges will design and build gardens to individual client briefs, testing the skills and originality of the students.

The show will also feature a floristry marquee, within which flower clubs, florists and colleges will create contemporary and traditional flower arrangements.

Twenty national plant societies are also taking part, including the Daffodil Society and Wakefield & North of England Tulip Society which will display unusual varieties of daffodils and tulips.


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