Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 we have taken the sad decision to cancel this year’s RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show.

We will contact everyone who has purchased a ticket for the show to offer refunds and other options should they wish to show their support of the RHS.

Read our latest updates on coronavirus

Show highlights from 2019

This three-day floral extravaganza is a great day out, packed with specialist nurseries and trade stands, gorgeous floral displays, expert advice, talks and demonstrations, tempting food, music and more – all in the beautiful surroundings of RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

2019 was a very special year for Harlow Carr as the garden marked its 70th birthday. RHS Ambassador and Vice-President, Alan Titchmarsh, who also celebrated his 70th birthday in 2019, opened the flower show and gave a talk about his life in horticulture.

Alan said: “Harlow Carr has been special to me since the 1960s when I first visited it as a gardening apprentice from Ilkley.  It has always occupied a special place in my heart as a glorious garden close to where I was born and grew up.  I’m thrilled to be back and sharing a birthday with one of the country’s finest gardens!”

Celebrating ‘SevenTea’

Harlow Carr hosted a cake party to celebrate 70 years of its development as a garden.

Visitors could view a striking display of ‘SevenTea pots’, planted and decorated by schools and community groups from across Yorkshire, as well as a spectacular giant flower cake, created by celebrity florist Jonathan Moseley.

A plant lover's paradise

There were quality plants and gardenwares to browse and buy from more than 60 specialist nurseries and garden trade stands – from alpines and agapanthus, to clematis and carnivorous plants.

Discover our 2019 show award winners

EHosta display at the Harlow Carr Flower Showxpert advice

There was a packed programme of talks and demonstrations, including advice from well-known nurseries, garden writers and broadcasters, and question-and-answer sessions. 

The garden on canvas

Visitors could discover Harlow Carr on canvas in a series of watercolour paintings by Anita Bowerman, the garden’s 2019 artist-in-residence. 

Anita has painted 12 garden scenes that capture Harlow Carr's seasonal highlights, using natural materials such as twigs, feathers and moss.

Primulas by the StreamsideSummer beauty in the garden 

There is so much to see around the garden in summer. Streamside reaches its glorious peak with stunning displays of dolly-mixture candelabra primulas and an impressive collection of bright blue Meconopsis.

The Main Borders are alive with colour. Drifts of white and purple alliums begin the spectacle in early summer, while a rich palette of herbaceous perennials continue the show well into autumn. Visitors can enjoy the sights and scents of roses, lilies, wisteria and jasmine in the Scented Garden, or simply relax in a deckchair by the Queen Mother's Lake.

Get advice

Got a thorny gardening question to ask us? Expert RHS advice is free to members by phone, online, post or face-to-face.

Ask an advisor

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.