Thousands expected at Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate Flower Show begins today - with thousands of visitors expected to pass through the gates over the next four days.

An exhibition of floral gowns is set to prove a star attraction at the Great Yorkshire Showground.

The Christchurch Connection display, which features costumes by award-winning New Zealand artist Jenny Gillies, will be exhibited as part of the annual show.

Lauren Green (left) wearing an Iris dress and Abi Moore (right) wearing a Poppy dress by Jenny Gillies Credit: PA