Today we travel by coach to the famous Great Yorkshire
Showground. Located just outside the centre of Harrogate, the
showground hosts several annual shows and exhibitions, including
the Great Yorkshire Show. During our spring departures, the
showground hosts the Harrogate Flower Show - a brightly coloured
event which has been rated as the 'Best Gardening Event in the UK'
by Which? Magazine. The event is focused on flowers and floristry
and celebrates the art of flower arranging. There are many special
feature gardens, with flowers from across the world, incredible
floral arrangements and displays, and superb exhibitions of
different techniques and designs.
Many of the UK's top plant nurseries exhibit at the show, while
hundreds of other companies use the show to exhibit everything you
could possibly imagine for your garden - including conservatories
and greenhouses, fruit cages and hanging baskets, water features
and bird feeders, garden lighting and the latest composters. You
can pick up tips at some of the many fascinating demonstrations,
while the show also hosts the world's biggest floral-art marquee,
with some spectacular large-scale displays. There is a competitive
side to the Flower Show, with prizes awarded in a variety of
Our autumn departures experience the Harrogate Autumn Flower
Show, which is also held at the Great Yorkshire Showground. The
autumn show is slightly different, placing a greater emphasis on
produce, with vegetable-growing competitions. There are prizes
awarded for vegetables in many different categories - in 2012 a new
record was set - the world's first-ever 18lb onion!
Your time is free to make the most of the show - you can return
to the hotel with the Tour Manager by coach or wander back into
Harrogate on foot at your leisure.