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Caley Harrogate Autumn Flower Trip – 18th-21st September 2020

18th September @ 8:00 am - 21st September @ 5:00 pm

Free – £239.00

We currently have no more single rooms available to us for this trip.  If you would like to go on the wait list in case any should become available, please contact Rona at the email address below.


The trip is arranged by Strathmore Travel. We will be joining an organised trip, so it won’t be exclusive to the Caley. We do, however, have additional garden visits planned for Caley members. The long weekend will comprise:

  • Coach travel from various Scottish locations
  • Hotel accommodation, breakfast and dinner
  • Entry to the Harrogate Autumn Show at Newby Hall
  • Day trip to York or walk through Valley Gardens and Harlow Carr


Stay in the Victorian 3* The Cairn hotel, a five minute walk from Harrogate city centre. Includes porterage, dinner, bed and breakfast. Rooms have en-suite, tv, tea and coffee making facilities and wi-fi.


For this 4 days, 3 nights trip the cost is £239 per person for double or twin rooms. As this is an open trip, early booking is encouraged to ensure a space.

Please Note: you will have to arrange your own travel insurance for this trip.


Friday, 18th September – Travel to Harrogate

Travel on a 49-seater coach. Pick-ups in Aberdeen, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Dalkeith (Dobbies) and Jedburgh.  Pick up in Edinburgh is likely to be around 12 noon. You may make your own way to Harrogate if you prefer. The cost of the trip will be unchanged.

Saturday, 19th September – Harrogate Autumn Show & Newby Hall & Gardens

Visit the Show, which for the first time is moving to Newby Hall and Gardens, approximately 30 mins drive from Harrogate. Entry to the show and the gardens of Newby Hall is included. The Harrogate Autumn Show includes show gardens, plant nursery pavilion, floral art, food and gardening talks.

Newby Hall and Gardens has some of Europe’s biggest herbaceous flower borders and 15 stunning garden ‘rooms’.

Sunday, 20th September – visit to York or Valley Gardens & RHS Harlow Carr

A visit to York is included in the trip.

For Caley members, we propose instead a walk through Valley Gardens to Harlow Carr or, if you prefer, going directly to Harlow Carr. Entry to Harlow Carr at own cost (free for RHS members).

The Valley Gardens are English Heritage Grade II listed and contain the greatest number of mineral springs. Harlow Carr is set in a valley of 68 acres, from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows, a kitchen garden and alpine house.

Monday, 21st September

Return by coach to Scotland or own arrangements if preferred.

To Book

You can download a booking form here. Bookings can be made immediately by deposit. Please send your completed form, with a cheque payable to RCHS, to Rona McDowall, 7 Traquair Park West, Edinburgh, EH12 7AN.  Alternatively, you can book online, using the booking form below.

Refunds for cancelled bookings will be based on any financial commitment already incurred by the Caley. For further information please contact Rona: rona.mcdowall@hotmail.com or 07572 308125.


18th September @ 8:00 am
21st September @ 5:00 pm
Free – £239.00
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Harrogate: Double Room - Deposit Only (per person)
£ 50.00
Harrogate: Twin Room - Total Cost (per person)
£ 239.00
Harrogate: Double Room - Total Cost (per person)
£ 239.00