Dinosaurs on prowl in garden at Harlow Carr

190718 Leilah Vyner from Dragon Willow (left) the maker of the willow Diplodocus  manoeuvres the dinosaur into position at Harlow Carr gardens with James Allen of Harlow Carr Gardens  ready for   the Jurassic Discovery event starting sat for the school summer holidays .
190718 Leilah Vyner from Dragon Willow (left) the maker of the willow Diplodocus manoeuvres the dinosaur into position at Harlow Carr gardens with James Allen of Harlow Carr Gardens ready for the Jurassic Discovery event starting sat for the school summer holidays .
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VISITORS to RHS Garden Harlow Carr at Harrogate are being invited to explore the land that time forgot this summer.

The garden has a Jurassic theme with a series of displays and events being staged from Saturday July 21.

190718  Three-year-old Elise Hawes  from Harrogate  runs by a  willow Diplodocus  at Harlow Carr gardens  ready for   the Jurassic Discovery event starting sat for the school summer holidays .

190718 Three-year-old Elise Hawes from Harrogate runs by a willow Diplodocus at Harlow Carr gardens ready for the Jurassic Discovery event starting sat for the school summer holidays .

There will be giant willow sculptures including a stegosaurus, pterodactyl and diplodocus

Families can embark on a Jurassic journey around the garden on a daily garden trail and discover habitats rich in Jurassic plants like ferns and monkey puzzle trees.

Visitors will be greeted by a seven-foot-tall willow stegosaurus made by North Yorkshire-based willow sculptors from Dragon Willow.

Budding palaeontologists can dress up as explorers and take part in a fossil dig to find dinosaur teeth, bones and claws.

190718  James Moulstone from RHS Harlow Carr gardens  hangs a willow Pterodactyl from a 'cherry picker' in the tree tops   at Harlow Carr gardens  ready for   the Jurassic Discovery event starting sat for the school summer holidays .

190718 James Moulstone from RHS Harlow Carr gardens hangs a willow Pterodactyl from a 'cherry picker' in the tree tops at Harlow Carr gardens ready for the Jurassic Discovery event starting sat for the school summer holidays .

A ‘Jurassic Timeline’ will take visitors from the Jurassic period to the modern day - with facts and figures about the earth, plants and animals en route.

And visitors will be encouraged to take a selfie in a climb-in dinosaur egg.

There will be birds-of-prey flying displays designed to explain the link between birds and dinosaurs as well as hands-on craft activities including sourdough dinosaur bone and dinosaur egg making workshops and storytelling with the garden detectives.

Liz Thwaite, Head of RHS Garden Harlow Carr said: “Our Jurassic theme is designed to encourage families to discover, learn, grow and most of all, have fun together.

“The garden will be transformed into a Jurassic playground with willow dino sculptures and lots of opportunities to make and do. It promises to be truly roar-some.”

For more information, go to www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/harlow-carr/