Harrogate District Chamber of Commerce News

Share your Passion for Plants with us

17 Apr 2018 by Liz Turner

Dear friend

Following on from last year’s popular display of planted and decorated army boots at our flower show, we’d like to invite you to get creative by planting up a container and telling us what your favourite plant is and why you’re passionate about it.  We’ll put your creations on display during this year’s garden flower show from 22 – 24 June 2018 and there’ll be a prize for the best! If you’d like to take part – and we hope you will – please email lizturner@rhs.org.uk to confirm so we can get an idea of how many people are taking part.

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Here’s what we’d like you to do:

  • ‘Upcycle’ any containers you have to hand – from a garden bucket to a handbag, old welly or a traditional plant pot – as long as you can carry it. We suggest using a minimum 2 litre container to prevent it drying out or blowing over. See the attached PDF for ideas and inspiration.

·      Let your creative juices flow: decorate your pot in any way you choose.

  • Attach a label – including the name of your organisation – with a few words about which plants you’ve used and why you like them
    Eg: Chrysanthemums are my mum’s favourite flower, and now they’re mine | I love growing courgettes. My favourite recipe is courgette, tomato & mozzarella bake | I’ve planted my first freesia bulbs; when I walk past them, the scent reminds me of my granddad      
  • Share your stories on social media using #passionforplants and tag Harlow Carr on Instagram and Twitter (@RHSHarlowCarr) or Facebook (RHS Garden Harlow Carr) so we can share your posts.
  • Drop your pots off at the ‘Passion for Plants drop off point’ at the former Harrogate Arms pub car park off Crag Lane between 9am -3pm from Saturday 16 – Tuesday 19 June 2018 – this will not be manned but staff will remove pots to a safe place at the end of each day.

Useful info

We’d like to keep your Passion for Plants pot on show throughout the summer to give non-flower show visitors a chance to enjoy it. If you would like your pot back, please let us know by emailing lizturner@rhs.org.uk by 14 July 2018 to arrange collection.

Best wishes

Liz Thwaite

Head of RHS Garden Harlow Carr