Just outside the beautiful, historic town of Harrogate lies the Great Yorkshire Showground, the lush green venue for Harrogate Spring Flower Show. This celebration of the season boasts impressive displays from master growers, numerous works of floral art, high quality trade stands, a dedicated food and cookery tent and talks and demonstrations from the industry’s finest. Jonathan Moseley gave twice daily floristry demonstrations on the Create! stage and there was gardening advice a plenty in the Gardening Hall. This year the show also hosted ‘Kerb Couture’, a fictional, flower filled street on which blooms burst from the most unlikely of places including telephone booths, post boxes and even a car bonnet. The street featured, among many talented designs, an entirely green installation and frontage for local gin company Slingsby.

Following the success of Cardiff we made some minor improvements to our trade stand and were delighted to meet lots of new customers who had travelled far and wide to attend the show. The crowds were undeterred by the challenging weather (hail, heavy rain and winds), and we were thrilled to be able to tell so many people about our exciting online flower boxes.

Next up is the wonderful RHS Malvern Spring show, in association with the Three Counties, which runs from the 9th to the 12th of May, and we can’t wait to see what this unique event has in store for us! As always, don’t forget to check our social media to keep up to date with our shows, competitions, shop news and offers @ixiaflowersuk on Instagram and Twitter and Ixia Flowers UK on Facebook.

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