Vibrant floral installation and wreath making masterclass at The Ivy Harrogate

Harrogate will once again be in bloom this September, as the annual Harrogate Autumn Flower Show takes place at the North of England Horticultural Society, from Friday, 14 September, until Sunday, 16 September. To celebrate, The Ivy Harrogate has commissioned local florist Helen James Flowers to decorate its Parliament Street façade with a beautiful autumnal archway.

Available from Friday, 14 September to Friday, 21 September, this eye-catching installation will feature a number of deep orange, green and red blooms, including hydrangea, roses, willow, ivy and ferns. The popular Ivy Nursery Pot will also form part of the the ivy harrogatebrasserie’s afternoon tea offering this September.

As a further celebration of the Flower Show, Helen James will also be hosting a floral wreath making workshop at the restaurant, followed by Champagne afternoon tea. Hosted on Sunday, 16 September from 4pm, tickets are priced at £35.00 per person.

Helen James is the founder and owner of Helen James Flowers in Harrogate, is currently a runner-up in the BFA’s UK Florist of the Year, and in 2011 was awarded a silver medal at the RHS Chelsea flower Show.

Helen says about the collaboration: “Following our collaboration earlier this year for Harrogate’s Spring Flower Show, I’m delighted to be partnering with The Ivy Harrogate again this autumn and can’t wait to see the finalised display.”

About The Ivy…

Occupying an impressive, historical building at 7-9 Parliament Street, the restaurant accommodates 135 covers internally and 48 on a garden terrace, ideal for al fresco dining in the warmer months. Featuring traditional high ceilings, large front windows and interiors designed by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, The Ivy Harrogate boasts a light and airy dining space, and a signature bar offering local spirits and ales on the ground floor.

The restaurant serves a range of Yorkshire inspired dishes using locally sourced ingredients for breakfast, weekend brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, light snacks and dinner, with extensive menus overseen by The Ivy Collection’s Chef Director and Yorkshire man, Mark Askew. Whitby caught fish features prominently within The Ivy Harrogate’s selection of regularly changing fish specials, Masham sausages are used for its hearty English breakfasts, and cheeseboards include Harrogate Blue, Wensleydale and Barncliffe Blue, all sourced locally.

The Ivy Collection is a group of restaurants, brasseries and cafes, established in London, and offering accessible, all-day dining in a relaxed local setting.

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