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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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    Type

    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. 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:
    26 Jul 2019 To 26 Jul 2019
    From:
    9 Aug 2019 To 9 Aug 2019
    From:
    23 Aug 2019 To 23 Aug 2019
  2. Meet the Orchid Experts

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    Type

    Gardens

    Harrogate

    Meet the Orchid Experts!
    Join Harrogate Orchid Society and experience the beauty and glamour of these magnificent plants with striking orchid displays, demonstrations and tips on growing at home from 10am – 4pm.

    Dates

    From:
    3 Aug 2019 To 4 Aug 2019
  3. Meet the Carnivorous Plant Experts

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    Gardens

    Harrogate

    Meet the Carnivorous Plants Experts
    Discover all there is to know about these unusual plants with a weekend of displays and advice from the carnivorous plant experts from 11am – 4pm. Enjoy talks, demonstrations and get your plant questions answered.

    Dates

    From:
    10 Aug 2019 To 11 Aug 2019
  4. 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:
    24 Aug 2019 To 25 Aug 2019
  5. 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
    From:
    28 Sep 2019 To 28 Sep 2019
    From:
    19 Oct 2019 To 19 Oct 2019
    From:
    26 Oct 2019 To 26 Oct 2019
  6. 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
  7. 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
    From:
    8 Dec 2019 To 8 Dec 2019
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    14 Dec 2019 To 14 Dec 2019
    From:
    15 Dec 2019 To 15 Dec 2019
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 2020 To 21 Jul 2020

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