FROM ground-breaking flower graffiti to the ultimate in urban planting, the 2019 Harrogate Spring Flower Show will be showcasing the potential for petal power to transform Britain’s grey streets.

This year’s theme for the show, which starts today, is #kerbcouture, featuring virtuoso ideas for vertical gardens, mini urban oases and a street scene of cutting-edge design ideas for bloom-bombed pubs, shops and furniture, plus an entire wall of graffiti flowers.

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Anas Afriad trying out his skills

Show Director Nick Smith said: “It’s widely recognised that gardens help to create a real sense of well-being wherever they appear. We wanted to show how, even in the smallest of spaces or bleakest of back yards, flowers and plants can thrive and make a difference. And where no plants can grow, there’s always floral wall art.”

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Break dancer Hannah Thompson

To make sure the #kerbcouture street is really banging, break dancers Hannah Thompson and Anas Afriad will also be cutting some shapes three times a day.

Young visitors to the show can join our fun-loving friend, Pod, in his new pop-up play patch, complete with lots of hands-on educational activities.

Tickets are available on the gate: Thursday, Friday and Saturday cost £21.50 and Sunday costs £19.50 while under 16s go free when accompanied by an adult.

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