Blooming success for Harrogate Spring Flower Show

PIC: Ross Parry

PIC: Ross Parry

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Thousands basked in the sunshine as the annual Harrogate Spring Flower Show got underway, further cementing itself as the Chelsea Flower Show of the north.

From humble beginnings in the Winter Gardens back in the 1920s it now attracts around 60,000 visitors to the Great Yorkshire Showground.

Nicola Gill with one of her unusual cactus displays at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. PIC: Ross Parry

Nicola Gill with one of her unusual cactus displays at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show. PIC: Ross Parry

Linda Goodey from Lincolnshire, beat others to the punch to take the Best in Show trophy on opening day.

The North of England Horticultural Society, which organises the show, was formed in Leeds in 1911.

PIC: Gary Longbottom

PIC: Gary Longbottom

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