Harrogate Autumn Flower Show Has Been Cancelled
Organisers of the 2020 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show have announced that, due to continued measures to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the event has sadly been cancelled.
The North of England Horticultural Society called off the show, which was to take place from 18 - 20 September at Newby Hall & Gardens, amid ongoing uncertainty about when the Government’s ban on staging large public gatherings is likely to be lifted.
The Autumn Flower show was going to be the first one to be held at its new autumn venue - Newby Hall and Gardens.
Show Director Nick Smith said:
“Naturally we are very disappointed that 2020 will go down as the year there were no Harrogate Flower Shows to open and close the gardening season, but the safety of our visitors, exhibitors and the wider public must come first.
“As the date of the autumn show draws closer, and in the absence of further guidance from the Government, we wanted to give all of our customers and growers some certainty so that they can make plans for the rest of the season. We hope that 2021 will bring better news for everyone and that Harrogate Flower Shows will come back stronger than ever next year"
The next event will be the 2021 Harrogate Spring Flower Show, which runs from 22-25 April at the Great Yorkshire Showground.
Tickets for the autumn show have not yet gone on general sale, but anyone with bookings made before the Covid-19 lockdown or transferred from the cancelled 2020 spring show will be issued with an automatic refund by the end of July. Exhibitors, who purchased stand space at the autumn show, will also be issued with a refund.