EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS AT THE GARDEN SHOW AT THE 158th GREAT YORKSHIRE SHOW
Create a garden in just 45 minutes, hear words of advice from BBC TV expert Carol Klein and be party to inside information on the Buckingham Palace garden – all these opportunities and more are available to visitors to this year’s Great Yorkshire Show.
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Relocated to a new position on the 250-acre showground, the Garden Show promises to be a real draw for the 130,000-plus visitors expected to flock to the three-day countryside extravaganza, which runs from Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 July 2016. The Garden Show at England’s premier agricultural event has had a major new look for 2016 – and with it comes a host of exciting new attractions for green-fingered visitors.
BBC TV gardener Carol Klein will open the Garden Show on the first day, present the trophies to award winners, before giving a talk on stage in the garden show marquee. She will be followed on stage later in the day by former Royal gardener and horticultural expert Jim Buttress who will have one or two insights from the lawns of Buckingham Palace!
Martin Fish, Chief Steward said it was an exciting time for the event. “Our new location close to the Blue Gate is one of the busiest entrances to the showground so this is a very positive move for the Garden Show. Everything will be in one location making it easier for visitors to enjoy all the features rather than having to move from one place to another,” he said.
There is the usual wide range of exhibitors coming to the three-day show, with stands selling everything from compost and cuttings, to garden sheds, hammocks and jacuzzis. A new attraction is the inclusion of three show gardens for visitors to enjoy, presenting three completely different styles.
And if you’ve ever wanted to try transforming a redundant piece of land into a horticultural haven, but thought it would be too time-consuming, then the Great Yorkshire Show will show you how! In just 45 minutes, students from Askham Bryan College at York will be creating a garden from scratch, with the help of gardening expert Nigel Harrison, only to dismantle it and do it all again the following day.
The Great Yorkshire Show is organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and takes place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate. Tickets are now on sale – for the latest details see below and www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk
16 May 2016
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Great Yorkshire Show 2016 Ticket Prices
Advanced Prices Gate Price
until 6 July 2016
Adult £23 £27
Child £10 £13
Family (2 adults
& 3 children) £56 £67
Parking is free and extensive. Please note dogs other than assistance dogs are not allowed on the showground.
- The Great Yorkshire Show is organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, a charity which supports farming and the agricultural industry.
- This will be the 158th Great Yorkshire Show
- Dates are Tuesday 12 – Thursday 14 July
- The venue is The Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire
- It is England’s premier agricultural event
- This will be Charles Mill’s first year as Show Director. He has been involved in the Great Yorkshire Show and the Society for almost two decades