Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration

This Summer, we at Harrogate BID will be marking Harrogate’s many International links through a series of spectacular town centre floral installtions.

We will be celebrating multi-national co-operation, in particular the twinning of Harrogate with other towns such as Luchon in France, Montecatini in Italy, Barrie in Canada and Wellington in New Zealand. Which has lead to the fostering of friendship and understanding between different cultures. In addition, the special links that Harrogate fosters with Switzerland and Japan will also be featured.

The installations will feature unique, vibrant and eye-catching floral displays, each telling a story of how International relations have flourished to bring together the very best of our respective cultures. From a giant Buddha to a floral musical wall, there will be plenty of exciting things to see and experience. As well as an immersive exhibition held in the Victoria Shopping Centre that will delve deeper into the history behind the special connections.


RHS Britain in Bloom

Harrogate BID are proud to announce that we have been named as a finalist in the 2023 RHS Britain in Bloom UK Finals, following the success in Yorkshire in Bloom 2022 where Harrogate BID won overall winner in the Yorkshire Rose Town/City Centre BID Category for the Harrogate Floral Summer of Celebration 2022.

Floral Trail Locations

World of Flowers, Cenotaph – celebrating Harrogate’s International connections

Afternoon Tea, Montpellier Hill – celebrating Harrogate’s Swiss connection through Bettys

Spa Experience, Crescent Gardens – celebrating Harrogate’s twinning with two spa towns around the world

Tour de Europe, West Park Church – celebrating Harrogate’s twinning and connection to the world through road cycling

Wall of Music, Nicholls Tyreman, Albert Street – celebrating Harrogate’s twinning to music form around the world including Montecatini in Italy

Excuse my French, Library Gardens – celebrating language including Harrogate’s twinning with Luchon in France

New Zealand, Albert Street – Celebrating Harrogate being twinned with Wellington and a beehive connection

Speaking Japanese, Station Gardens – celebrating Harrogate’s link with Japan through the Japanese Gardens

Canadian Heroes, Victoria Shopping Centre Piazza – celebrating Harrogate’s support to allied troops and twinning with Barrie in Canada

HB019 – Floral Summer Celeration PRESS A4


Interactive Floral Trail

Floral Shop Window Competition


Friday 21st July – Friday 4th August

Harrogate Town Centre