Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration

Start Date

Friday 15th Jul 2022 17:00 PM

End Date

Friday 5th Aug 2022 17:00 PM

Location

Harrogate Town Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1

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Harrogate first entered Yorkshire in bloom in 1975 and has enjoyed considerable success and recognition for its floral offering, winning Yorkshire in Bloom 33 times, Britain in Bloom 12 times and the only town to have ever won Europe in Bloom twice.

This summer, we at Harrogate BID want to bring communities and the town centre together along with solidarity and creativity, to celebrate the town and the return of Yorkshire in Bloom after two turbulent years of restrictions. We want to support businesses by celebrating Harrogate for what it is truly renowned for – its floral heritage.

Harrogate BID will work with local partners and businesses to be part of the ‘Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration’, to create a trail of unique floral stories in the town centre, including a Victorian Bath, a Teacup and a Giant Garden Gnome. Visitors will be able to complete the trail whilst taking in Harrogate’s opulent history and also have the opportunity to hear from influential figures from the gardening world across four weeks in the Summer.

The event will be aimed at locals and visitors and will support rediscovering the town, support local businesses and encouraging footfall. This event will be the first of its kind and will focus on the collaboration of the town centre businesses and community to really make Harrogate look its best after two challenging years.

Interactive Floral Trail

Seven unique floral installations will be situated around Harrogate Town Centre, each telling their own story of Harrogate’s heritage…expect a giant pair of Stilettos representing Harrogate’s retail offering and a giant Victorian Bath, showcasing Harrogate’s history of being an elegant, royal spa town.

Locations and Stories

Get Your Heels On – Victoria Shopping Centre Piazza

Rabbit Patch – Nicholls Tyreman Estate Agents, Princes Square

Afternoon Tea – Library Gardens

In the Garden – West Park Church, West Park

…And Relax – The Cenotaph

Cocktail Time – Montpellier Hill

The Show Goes On – Harrogate Bus Station, Station Parade

Complete this trail on the LoyalFree App to be in the chance of winning a family ticket to the Autumn Flower Show!

Immersive Exhibition

Come and fully immerse yourself into Harrogate’s opulent history. The exhibition will look back in time at stories from The Royal Baths, Betty’s, The Flower Show and much much more.

Located on the 1st floor of the Victoria Shopping Centre, from Friday 15th July – Friday 5th August.

Floral Shop Window Competition

As part of the Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration, Harrogate BID will are working with Harrogate in Bloom to facilitate their annual Floral Shop Window Competition within the town centre, which is returning after 2 years of restrictions.

We have encouraged town centre businesses to use their creative spark and produce a floral themed window display to enter into this years competition.

To view all of this years entrants to the Floral Shop Window Competition, download the LoyalFree App and head to the ‘Trails’ section and immersive yourself with the creativity the businesses have shown this year and vote for your favourite!

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