This weekend we’ve been to Harrogate for the Spring Flower Show. It was very interesting and bigger than expected. I have a lot of pictures of beautiful flowers, but I’ll start with chrysanthemums, they have a special meaning for me.
We had a look at the tool stands and all the bulbs & seeds and we’ve made our way into the Halls. In the Halls there were the more exotic and fragile flowers, like lilies and carnivorous plants and bonsai.
Outside there were a few marquees with flower arrangements, crafts and food. Also, there were stalls with garden furniture and compost from wool and decorations.
Another marquee had the flower arrangements. Some of them were really amazing.
This one was inspired by Mother Shipton’s cave. It’s the oldest visitor attraction in England, from 1630 (even before the Tower of London, as some think). There, simple things turn into rock in a few months.
I’ve visited last year and I didn’t blog about it, so sorry about that. It has an emotional story. Also, the legend is that if you keep your hand in the water and make a wish, the wish will become true. I’m not superstitious, but I wished for a house 🙂
I will write more about her story when we’ll visit it again this year. Until then, here are a couple of pictures from last year.
There were two different craft sections. One for items made in Yorkshire and another one. There weren’t big, but had a lot of interesting pieces nevertheless.
It was a very nice day out, we’ve spent a little over 4 hours at the show. I bought some bulbs for my garden and I hope I’ll have time to plant them these days.