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Gardens Events

There are some great gardening events through the year from nationally renowned shows like the Harrogate Flower show and year round series events such as the National Garden Scheme’s Open Gardens, giving you the chance to tour some of the beautiful private gardens across the area.

Plant sales and demonstrations will allow you to take plants and knowhow back to your garden to try something new. 

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Featured Events

  1. Harrogate Flower Shows

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    Show / Display

    Harrogate

    Harrogate Spring Flower Show is the first big event in the gardening calendar, welcoming the new growing season with a spectacular celebration of the very best in horticulture.

    Rated Britain’s top gardening event by Which?, this prestigious event will run from 25 – 28 April 2019, featuring...

    Dates

    From:
    25 Apr 2019 To 28 Apr 2019

Ongoing Events

  1. Apple juicing at Swanley

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    Gardens

    Ripon

    We know the monks at Fountains Abbey produced ale and perhaps cider. Other monasteries in the country certainly did. Join in the apple juicing process and sample the delicious results from your hard work. We’re using apples from our orchard which are all northern varieties from the sixteenth...

    Dates

    From:
    27 Oct 2018 To 27 Oct 2018
  2. Autumn Apple Display

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    Gardens

    Harrogate

    With over a hundred different apples on display, the Northern Fruit Group will be on hand to offer expert advice on fruit growing and identification. Bring your home-grown apples along if you're not sure which variety they are, we will be able to let you know.

    Dates

    From:
    31 Oct 2018 To 4 Nov 2018
  3. Autumn Drive through

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    Gardens

    Ripon

    Drive into a magical scene of Fountains at night, see the glowing abbey and finish with a warming drink. It’s just for cars and minibuses so it’s great for people who might be less steady on their feet. As it’s a drive-through you’ll need to stay in your car. If you’d like to come and explore the...

    Dates

    From:
    4 Nov 2018 To 4 Nov 2018
  4. Preserving at Swanley Grange

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    Gardens

    Ripon

    The monks would have preserved as much food as possible to tide them over the winter. Come and see the original medieval recipe cooked on an outside fire at Swanley and taste the results.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2018 To 17 Nov 2018
  5. Winter bird walk

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    Gardens

    Ripon

    A 2 mile walk around the estate to see the birds that make Fountains their home in winter time.

    Dates

    From:
    17 Nov 2018 To 17 Nov 2018
  6. Father Christmas

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    Traditional

    Ripon

    What’s that sound? It’s the jingle of reindeer bells – Father Christmas is touching down at Fountains Abbey this year and he comes bearing gifts. If you’ve been a kind and helpful little boy or girl it’s time to give Father Christmas a visit in his cosy grotto. He may have a special gift for you!

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    From:
    24 Nov 2018 To 25 Nov 2018
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    1 Dec 2018 To 2 Dec 2018
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    8 Dec 2018 To 9 Dec 2018
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    15 Dec 2018 To 16 Dec 2018
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    22 Dec 2018 To 23 Dec 2018
  7. Music and Lights

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    Traditional

    Ripon

    Here at Fountains we're getting into the Christmas spirit and have just the thing to enjoy on a chilly winter weekend: glowing lights, festive music and delicious food and drink. Come and join us!

    Dates

    From:
    24 Nov 2018 To 25 Nov 2018
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    1 Dec 2018 To 2 Dec 2018
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    8 Dec 2018 To 8 Dec 2018
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    15 Dec 2018 To 16 Dec 2018
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    22 Dec 2018 To 23 Dec 2018
  8. Christmas floristry workshops

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    Traditional

    Ripon

    Join one of our workshops to create a wreath on the theme of 'rich berry colours'.

    Award winning florist Joanna, from Twisted Willow, will be providing expert tuition on how to make your own wreath at these workshops. Using estate foliage. For those who wish to create a table decoration,...

    Dates

    From:
    3 Dec 2018 To 3 Dec 2018
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    4 Dec 2018 To 4 Dec 2018
  9. On the hoof

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    Traditional

    Ripon

    Trot along to St Mary's Church to watch the wild deer munching through their winter feed. Can you spot the difference between the Red, Sika and Fallow deer? Our deer ranger will give you some pointers and you'll learn about their job managing the wild herd. Meet outside St Mary’s Church in the deer...

    Dates

    From:
    8 Dec 2018 To 9 Dec 2018
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    15 Dec 2018 To 16 Dec 2018
  10. Boxing Day Pilgrimage

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    Type

    Traditional

    Ripon

    The service begins in Ripon Cathedral at 9.30am and the pilgrimage makes its way to the abbey where the service continues from approx. 12 noon.

    On a cold day in 1132, thirteen monks walked from Ripon to a completely deserted valley by the River Skell. There they started their own community...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Dec 2018 To 9 Dec 2018
  11. Carols by Candlelight

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    Traditional

    Ripon

    As Christmas fast approaches it’s time for our annual family carol service. Pick up a candle on your way in and see the flickering glow of nearly 1,000 candles light up the abbey cellarium. Grab a mulled wine or a hot chocolate and have a sing-a-long to all your favourite traditional carols. It's...

    Dates

    From:
    9 Dec 2018 To 9 Dec 2018
  12. Snowdrop Days

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    Type

    Gardens

    Knaresborough

    Snowdrop Days - Sunday 10th & 17th Feb 2019 10-4pm
    Our spectacular annual display in our 12 acre grounds is made up of two species, single galanthus nivalis and double galanthus nivalis flore pleno, as well as more than 50 rare varieties (some so rare they haven't even been named yet). in our...

    Dates

    From:
    10 Feb 2019 To 10 Feb 2019
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    17 Feb 2019 To 17 Feb 2019
  13. Historical Vehicle Rally Newby Hall

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    Type

    Gardens

    Harrogate

    One of the biggest dates in the Newby Hall calendar, the annual Historical Vehicle rally is a sight to behold! It is a fantastic day out for the whole family whether you have an interest in cars or not, all in the beautiful grounds of Newby Hall. Entry includes access into the Adventure Playground...

    Venue

    Newby Hall & Gardens, Ripon

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jul 2019 To 21 Jul 2019
  14. Autumn Colours at the Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park

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    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    The Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park is open to showcase its Autumn Colours between October 6th and November 4th 2018 (Tues to Sunday 10am to 4pm). Enjoy over 40 acres of stunning gardens inspired by the Himalayas. Explore the woodland walks, amble over the bridges and along the lakeside paths...

    Dates

    From:
    6 Oct 2018 To 4 Nov 2018

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