Twinning events April 2023

Harrogate Spring Flower Show – 20 to 23 April 2023

Visitors to the Harrogate Spring Flower Show will be able to see a specially designed Community Garden organised by HIP, which celebrates these twinning links and milestones. 

New Zealand Garden Refurbishment – opening ceremony 22 April 2023 at 11am.

The New Zealand Garden within Harrogate’s Valley Gardens is being refurbished, with a newly commissioned sculpture supported by generous donors, and a locally crafted bench donated by Wellington, as well as new planting. An updated information board is also being added, with kind donations from the family of Tony Sissons who designed the 2010 garden.

Visit from the Mayor of Barrie – 21 to 24 April 2023

On 21 April we are delighted to be welcoming Mayor Alex Nuttall from Barrie for a few days. As well as seeing the town and visiting the Harrogate Flower Show to view the twinning community garden exhibit, he will attend the New Zealand Garden reopening, and be having meetings with local business leaders. He will also lay a wreath in memory of the 660 Canadian aircrew buried at Stonefall, including Flying Officer William Porritt from Barrie.

ANZAC day commemoration – 23 April 2023 at 1pm

On 23 April, the nearest Sunday to ANZAC day 2023, HIP will be commemorating ANZAC day at the Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery at Stonefall, Harrogate. Distinguished guests representing both the Australian and New Zealand Air Forces will be guests at the ceremony.