The Valley Gardens in Harrogate offer one of the best free flower shows in Harrogate. Down by the streamside there are strange plants like Skunk Cabbage and large leaved Gunneras with prehistoric looking flower spikes.
The other free show is the crocus on the stray in spring.
You can pay to visit Harlow Carr RHS gardens and see many fine plants and flowers on display with an emphasis on Alpines, Rhododendrons and rhubarb. Members get in free and can take a guest and there are other benefits of membership.
Skunk, not skank, cabbage appeals to me hence the second photograph.
The scent of the yellow Skunk Cabbage will not win any prizes or friends at the Harrogate Flower shows!
Harrogate Spring Flower Show
Spring show daffodil varieties on display showing one for each class.
The Autumn show is another delight for the enthusiast and speciality fanciers. The big vegetables always attract attention but it is the flowers in the show that get the most coverage by photographers.
Harrogate in bloom have a lot of detailed information for visitors to the spa town. I would recommend a visit in spring to get rid of any lingering winter blues.