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Transport to Yorkshire for the RHS

At Sussex Transport we regularly run vehicles up and down the country to and from York, Harrogate and the surrounding areas.  We are also extremely adept at flower and plant haulage and logistics along with event and show transport.   So if you are exhibiting at this or any other show or event then get in touch with our team today.

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr is one of four public gardens run by the Royal Horticultural Society. It is located on the western edge of Harrogate in North Yorkshire.

The garden is the most recent addition to the RHS, acquired by the merger of the Northern Horticultural Society with the RHS in 2001. It had been the Northern Horticultural Society’s trial ground and display garden since they bought it in 1946.

Harlow Carr has a long history and back in the 18th century springs of sulphur water were discovered on the site but development of the site as a spa did not take place for over a hundred years. In 1840 the owner of the estate cleaned out and protected one of the wells and four years later built a hotel and bath house.

The gardens were laid out around the bath house and in 1861 the site at Harlow Carr springs was described as “a sweet secluded spot”… the grounds neatly laid out, adorned with a selection of trees, shrub, flowers, walks, easy seats and shady arbours.

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The hotel later became the Harrogate Arms but closed in 2013. In 2014 the Harrogate Arms and the land surrounding it was acquired by the RHS with plans progressing to restore the building, create new gardens around it and reintroduce its links with the old bath house which now houses the garden study centre.

The Society leased 10.5 hectares of mixed woodland, pasture and arable land at Harlow Hill from the Harrogate Corporation and it opened the Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens in 1950.. this has now been extended to 27.5 hectares.

The Harlow Carr flower show has many areas for everybody’s enjoyment including;

Winter Walk                            Kitchen Garden                       Gardens through Time

Queen Mothers Lake              Woodland                                Streamside

Arboretum                               Winter Garden                        Wildflower Meadow

Scented Garden                       Foliage Garden                       Annual & Perennial Display

Alpine House                          Ornamental Grasses Border    Learning centre & Library

We at Sussex Transport would be delighted to offer help and advise to any of the exhibitors as to which vehicle would be the right vehicle to transport their products to and from the show as we have the capability, expertise and a very long successful history of transporting all types of potted plants, shrubs and even trees all over the United Kingdom with our diverse fleet of vehicles.. (artic flatbeds, curtainsiders and moffetts, hiabs, 26 tonne flatbeds and curtainsiders, 7.5 tonne box and curtainsiders and vans). Just pick up the phone and call Sussex Transport, we can then discuss your exact requirements in further detail and the best way forward for you – we are here to help you with any of your transportation needs in any shape or form…

Call us now on 0800 915 23 23 or fill in one of our contact forms…