The final details of this year’s Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration have now been revealed by the BID team, with the fantastic displays set to appear around the town in just two weeks time.

The terrific trail returns to the town from July 19th for two weeks with a ‘Friendship’ theme. This is in line with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

In total, 10 exhibits will be placed around Harrogate. Take a seat on a stunning swing bench, providing a great photo opportunity for groups of friends, or head down to view the fabulous Heart of Flower, which represent care and affection found in friendships. Discuss your love of gardening and the town’s ever popular Flower Show, or head down to the Cenotaph to see our brand-new ‘HG1’ design!

Friendship Arches of Bloom will show the protection felt when surrounded by friends and relax with friends at a blossoming bath tub to showcase Harrogate’s famous spa water! Visitors will also have the chance to join the ‘Flower Family’ with a special display at Nicholls Tyreman.

The fantastic floral displays will be on show in different locations across the town centre. These include the Yorkshire Hotel, Montpellier, the Piazza area at the Victoria Shopping Centre, the Cenotaph, Library Gardens, West Park Church, Montpellier Hill, Nicholls Tyreman, Cross James Street and on Cambridge Place.

Bethany Allen, Business and Marketing Executive at Harrogate BID, said: “It’s fantastic to release the final details for this year’s Floral Summer of Celebration and we’re putting the last preparations in place to get the displays underway!

“As the BID, we’re passionate about promoting our town as a floral destination and what better way to do it than through a floral celebration.

“We’re very much looking forward to welcoming many visitors to the trail across the two weeks, as well as the In Bloom judges.”

Each dynamic display will have it’s own unique story, with QR codes available to scan to find out more.

The ‘Friendship’ theme has been chosen by the RHS this year to bring a focus on those people who have become friends and formed relationships through community gardening over the years.

Last year’s Floral Celebration saw Harrogate BID win Gold in the BIDs, Town Centres and City Centres category at the Britain in Bloom awards.

The event is in addition to the BID’s work to maintain Harrogate’s floral offering, which includes planters in doorways, over 200 barrier baskets and much more.