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Hello! I wondered if anyone could tell me how much time you would need to get round the show? I would be doing a 3.5-4hr drive to get there so am wondering what is a reasonable amount of time to see everything comfortably. I want to know if it is worthwhile doing the trip. I missed the gardening Scotland show and can't find any other shows up here. If anyone knows of upcoming shows up here please so let me know. Cheers

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  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,540

    I haven't been but heard it is fantastic. If I was you I would drive up the night before and stop somewhere and then you can have a whole day to enjoy the show image

  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,924

    Harrogate flower show is the 15th to 17th September. Usually really good.

  • oooftoooft Posts: 188
    Beaus Mum says:

    I haven't been but heard it is fantastic. If I was you I would drive up the night before and stop somewhere and then you can have a whole day to enjoy the show image

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     An overnight is not possible as i have beasts to care for at home. I would have to be there and back in a day

  • oooftoooft Posts: 188
    treehugger80 says:

    Harrogate flower show is the 15th to 17th September. Usually really good.

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     That's even further away from me! I reckon there is more chance of good weather at Tatton. How's the harrogate weather in September and how long to do the whole show do you reckon?

  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 9,339

    I'd think it rather difficult for anyone to really advise on how long it would take to "do" one of the shows.

    Do you want to see every display/stall or do you have a particular interest ?  Do you walk reasonably quickly or do you want to just wander around and spend more time on something which catches your eye ?  Do you want to stop for a coffee/lunch break at some point ?  If it is raining, will you want to take cover somewhere or will you plod on ?

    As to whether it is worth the 7/8 hours driving, there's only one way to find out unfortunately.  Whether a show is good/bad/worth the effort is really up to the individual visiting.

    If you do decide to go, I hope you enjoy itimage

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  • oooftoooft Posts: 188

    Thanks for all the replies, very helpful. I think i'll give it a miss after chrissieb's review. I would be able to visit some specialist nurseries nearer to home and buy some nice plants using the time and money instead.

    Cheers everyone

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 22,156

    I went 10 years ago and had a thoroughly good time - plenty of specialist nurseries present selling interesting plants.   There was a range of large and small gardens including the back-to-backs which are always fun and the bedding schemes which can be fun or frightful depending on point of view and taste.   I went with friends from the old Beeb board days and had a great time meeting up with other boarders too.

    http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Obelixx_be/library/0707%20Tatton?sort=2&page=1 

    If you want a day out it's good value but I advise taking your own picnic.  If you're after specialist plants I suggest you go to specialist nurseries.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • oooftoooft Posts: 188
    Obelixx says:

    I went 10 years ago and had a thoroughly good time - plenty of specialist nurseries present selling interesting plants.   There was a range of large and small gardens including the back-to-backs which are always fun and the bedding schemes which can be fun or frightful depending on point of view and taste.   I went with friends from the old Beeb board days and had a great time meeting up with other boarders too.

    http://s211.photobucket.com/user/Obelixx_be/library/0707%20Tatton?sort=2&page=1 

    If you want a day out it's good value but I advise taking your own picnic.  If you're after specialist plants I suggest you go to specialist nurseries.

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     Some crackin pics there, thanks for sharing

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