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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 Flower Show is a spectacular season finale, welcoming autumn in all its glory with a celebration of the harvest.

    Featuring amazing floral displays, over 5,000 beautiful autumn blooms and wonderful fruit and veg,  the show provides plenty of ideas and inspiration for planning a new...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Sep 2019 To 15 Sep 2019

Ongoing Events

  1. Make your own fluffy spring lamb at Swanley Grange

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    Gardens

    Ripon

    Felt is one of the earliest forms of fabric. It’s produced using hot water, soap and friction to mat woollen fibres together. Come to Swanley to have a go at different kinds of felting, from needle felting to tramping on the cloth.

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2019 To 2 Jun 2019
  2. May half term at Fountains Abbey

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    Gardens

    Ripon

    Come along this May half term to spend some time in the great outdoors. Take part in a scavenger hunt around the estate, decorating your trail paper with nature finds along the way. Make a fluffy spring lamb in Swanley Grange and have a go painting with nature, too! Pop by the BMWi stand to have a...

    Dates

    From:
    25 May 2019 To 2 Jun 2019
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    25 May 2019 To 2 Jun 2019
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    28 May 2019 To 28 May 2019
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    29 May 2019 To 29 May 2019
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    30 May 2019 To 30 May 2019
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    1 Jun 2019 To 1 Jun 2019
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    2 Jun 2019 To 2 Jun 2019
  3. Pond dipping

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    Type

    Science

    Ripon

    Newts, water lice, water boatmen, molluscs, pea mussels... There’s an extraordinary world just waiting to be discovered hiding under the surface of the still ponds in the water garden. We’ll provide the nets, identification charts and the pots so you can see what you might find. Pop along to the...

    Dates

    From:
    31 May 2019 To 31 May 2019
    From:
    26 Jul 2019 To 26 Jul 2019
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    9 Aug 2019 To 9 Aug 2019
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    23 Aug 2019 To 23 Aug 2019
  4. Explore the estate and learn all about the nature that is here

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    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    Enjoy a walk bursting with interesting facts about nature on the estate. From poisonous plants to ingenious ways nature is used, your guide Mike will astound you with fascinating facts and amusing anecdotes as you walk around this beautiful estate. Meet at visitor centre.*

    Dates

    From:
    5 Jun 2019 To 5 Jun 2019
    From:
    10 Jul 2019 To 10 Jul 2019
  5. Beer and Bread at Fountains Abbey

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    Type

    Traditional

    Ripon

    The monks who lived at Fountains Abbey knew what they were doing when it came to the bare essentials. Come and celebrate Beer and Bread through the ages at a new summer event with local brewers and bakers.

    Fountains Abbey is collaborating with Leeds Indie Food to celebrate how beer and bread...

    Dates

    From:
    15 Jun 2019 To 15 Jun 2019
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    16 Jun 2019 To 16 Jun 2019
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    22 Jun 2019 To 22 Jun 2019
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    23 Jun 2019 To 23 Jun 2019
  6. Modern Calligraphy with Sophie Roberts £50pp

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    Type

    Gardens

    Ripon

    Learn how to write beautifully using ink and nib on this modern calligraphy course with Sophie Roberts. Suitable for complete beginners this class will teach you everything you need to know starting right at the basics.

    After a brief introduction to the tools, you will start by practicing shapes...

    Dates

    From:
    2 Jul 2019 To 2 Jul 2019
  7. Busy Bees

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    Gardens

    Ripon

    Keeping bees is quite a craft, the monks would have made ‘skeps’ to keep bees for their honey and highly-prized wax for making candles, honeyed wines, mead and for sweetening food as they didn’t have sugar. Swanley Grange turn into a hive of activity for this weekend with fun activities to get...

    Dates

    From:
    13 Jul 2019 To 14 Jul 2019
    From:
    24 Aug 2019 To 25 Aug 2019
  8. Historical Vehicle Rally Newby Hall

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    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
  9. Summer Garden Opening for the NGS

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    Type

    Gardens

    Knaresborough

    National Garden Scheme Summer opening

    Goldsborough Hall will be opening on Sunday 21st July for the National Garden Scheme. At this time of year the garden is full of interest including the rose garden, the 120ft herbaceous borders and our new border planted with rose 'Yorkshire Princess' named...

    Dates

    From:
    21 Jul 2019 To 21 Jul 2019
  10. Apple juicing at Swanley

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    Type

    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:
    21 Sep 2019 To 21 Sep 2019
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    28 Sep 2019 To 28 Sep 2019
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    19 Oct 2019 To 19 Oct 2019
    From:
    26 Oct 2019 To 26 Oct 2019
  11. 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:
    3 Nov 2019 To 3 Nov 2019
  12. On the hoof

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    Type

    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:
    7 Dec 2019 To 7 Dec 2019
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    8 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019
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    14 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019
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    15 Dec 2019 To 15 Dec 2019
  13. Carols by Candlelight

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    Type

    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:
    8 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019
    From:
    15 Dec 2019 To 15 Dec 2019
  14. 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:
    26 Dec 2019 To 26 Dec 2019

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