Autumn Flower Show finds new home for 2020
The UK’s premier autumn gardening show is taking place in its current location, The Great Yorkshire Showground, (13-15th September 2019) for the last time. Up to 40,000 visitors are set to be wowed this weekend by a huge centrepiece ‘Back to the Future‘ display designed to showcase the event’s new 2020 venue at Newby Hall.
Harrogate Spring Flower Show (23rd to 26th April 2020) will remain at its current home at the Great Yorkshire Showground.
Flower Show Director, Nick Smith, points out that any good attraction or event should regularly review what it is able to offer and ensure that it stays both relevant and vibrant for its visitors: “We have carried out that process over the last year and, working with our partners at Newby, we are thrilled to become the first national gardening event to offer future visitors all of their favourite show features, plus access to a fabulous stately home and gardens,” he said. Newby Hall is only a few miles away, with access just off the A1M and offers 25 acres of incredible gardens as well as a children’s adventure playground.
Nick adds that the move will give organisers the opportunity to re-imagine what the show could look like and he hopes that visitors will be as excited as they are about the future.
Richard Compton, owner of Newby Hall and Gardens is delighted to be hosting the UK’s premier autumn gardening event and promises a warm welcome to Harrogate Autumn Flower Show visitors and exhibitors in 2020: “Our award-winning gardens offer 15 different garden ‘rooms’ to explore, in addition to our iconic herbaceous borders. The combination of the flower show, the gardens and the hall will create an incredible experience. We are proud and excited,” he said.
One special Back to the Future theme at the show is a large-scale display created by Golden Acre Park in Leeds. Their recreation of a disused railway line is designed to illustrate the park’s 80-year journey from its origins as the lost amusement park of Leeds to a future role as a beacon of biodiversity.
The flower show is open from 9.30am to 5.30pm (4.30pm Sunday) and tickets are available at the gate.
Harrogate Flower Shows are organised twice a year by the North of England Horticultural Society, a leading gardening charity set up in 1911 to promote horticulture across the north. The 2019 event will be the 44th Autumn Flower Show.