Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

Final preparations are made yesterday to the displays during staging day for the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show and today the competition in the giant veg categories heated up with judges making their decisions ahead of media photo-calls to photograph the winners in the various categories.

The UK’s premier Autumn gardening show begins today and is taking place at the Great Yorkshire Showground with up to 40,000 visitors expected to attend the 3-day event.

The centre piece for the show will be the ‘Back to the Future’ floral display that aims to capture the essence of Newby Hall and Gardens.

The 2019 event will be the 44th Autumn show, which was originally held in the town’s Valley Gardens, before moving to the Exhibition Halls in 1983 and the Great Yorkshire Showground in 1995 but from 2020 it can now be announced that Newby Hall and Gardens will become the new location for the Autumn Flower Show from 2020.

The Spring flower show will continue to be held at the Great Yorkshire Showground in Harrogate.

Harrogate Flower Shows are organised twice a year by the North of England Horticultural Society, a leading gardening charity set up in 1911 to promote horticulture across the north.

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