Statement from show organisers:
Following yesterday’s Government recommendation for wholescale social distancing and the withdrawal of emergency support for mass gatherings, we believe that it would be in the best interests of our visitors and exhibitors to cancel the 2020 Harrogate Spring Flower Show. The safety of all of those who support the show is of paramount importance to us and we believe, with great sadness, that this is the best course of action to give both clarity and security to our valued customers.
For those who have purchased tickets for the spring show, we are offering either a refund of the ticket price or, for those who prefer it, tickets for our autumn flower show, which is due to take place from 18 -20 September 2020 at Newby Hall & Gardens. We will also be issuing refunds to exhibitors who had booked stands at the show.
Because we do not store the credit and debit card details of our customers, we need to put systems in place to issue refunds on a large scale and so we may not be able to process your transaction today. If you would like a refund on spring flower show tickets or to transfer to autumn show tickets, please email us with your name, address, daytime contact number and, importantly, your postcode to email@example.com or call 01423 648212 from tomorrow (Wed 18 March 2020).
Please be aware that, as a charity with a very small team, issuing refunds or replacement tickets on this scale will be a huge undertaking. Rest assured we will get to everyone over the coming weeks, but please bear with us as we undertake this mammoth task!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support for Harrogate Flower Shows, and to wish you and your families well during this unprecedented and difficult time.
Please note that anyone who booked tickets through a third party, e.g. a coach company, will need to go back to them, as point of sale, for a refund on tickets.