Coach trip packages including ticket and hotel
When: Thursday 24th April – Sunday 27th May 2014
Where: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8NZ
2013 – A record-breaking three Premier Gold Awards issued to Show Garden Designers
2013 – Record number of show gardens on display
2012 – The world's first ever 18lb onion was on display at the Harrogate Autumn Show courtesy of Peter Glazebrook
If you have already experienced the flower shows at Chelsea, Hampton Court and Tatton Park? Then coach trips to the Harrogate Flower Show are the perfect alternative for you. Not only do you get to attend one of the most prestigious events in the gardening calendar, but there's something available for the whole family to enjoy and that includes the kids too!
Flower show coach trips are not always high on the agenda for children with some preferring to stay at home and play with their friends but if you take them to Harrogate, and the weather is good, they are sure to have a fabulous time. There's the popular 'Spot It' trail where children are encouraged to hunt for clues, write down their answers and enter a competition to win a prize. The kids can also help to build a dragon sculpture made completely out of willow, build a hotel perfect for bugs, create their own wormery and have a go at planting seeds.
There's no need for the adults to feel left out whilst the children are being entertained, there's plenty on offer for you too with coach packages to the Harrogate Flower Show. There will be double the number of show gardens on display providing lots of inspiration for your gardens at home. Visit the Floral Art Marquee, the largest in Britain, where you'll find over 150 fabulous displays of flower arrangements that have been painstakingly put together by talented florists. Another must-see at the Harrogate Flower Show is the 'Have a Go' area where experts will be on hand to show you how to create an edible Herb Garden and to make a greenhouse from recycled plastic bottles among other demonstrations.
In addition to the fabulous show gardens, there will be plenty of plants on display from over 100 leading nurseries from across the UK. Some of these plant displays will be representing a theme of 'A Song of the 50s or 60s'. Would you like to be able to prepare something with the fruit or vegetables that you grow at home? If this is you, visit 'Kitchen Garden Live', where experts will be on hand to show you exactly how to do it. You will also find the 'Plot to Pot Cookery Theatre' useful as the team will be producing a variety of dishes from items you can find in the garden at home. As you're wandering around the gardens and see something you like but don't want to carry your purchases with you? Help is at hand with the 'Plants and Products Secure Creche', where your purchases will be kept safe until you wish to go home – just don't forget to collect your items before you leave the show!
Tours start from only £79 per person and each package to the Harrogate Flower Show includes: return coach travel, hotel with breakfast, hotel-to-showground transfers plus admission to the event.
Address: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 8NZ
How to get there: All coach packages will include transfers directly to the venue.If travelling by car the showground is fully signposted with free parking and courtesy buses to main entrance. The nearest train stations are Hornbeam Park (1 mile) or Harrogate station (2 miles) where you can walk or take the shuttle bus to the venue.