To celebrate the diamond anniversary year of RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate we have donated a 1/2 carat diamond. Harlow, which is said to be home to some of the North’s most dazzling horticultural treasures, will use the diamond as a competition prize for its visitors. In November visitors will be given the chance to find the diamond, worth £2,500, in its 60th anniversary Diamond Quest.
The diamond is a stunning 0.50ct brilliant cut with a Gemological Institute of America certificate. The colour of the stone is G and the clarity is VS2 – a truly beautiful stone. Although visitors will take part in a quest to hunt out the diamond, the actual stone will be kept safe at our studio in Leeds until the winner has been named.
The lady behind Andrew in the image is Harlow Carr curator Elizabeth Balmforth; “We wanted to do something really special to mark our sixtieth anniversary year and a diamond hunt, on our diamond anniversary, hit the spot. Not only does it give visitors the chance to explore the grounds and find out more about our work at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, but the person who marks the correct grid reference will take away the diamond!”
Competition entrants will follow the trail of five giant diamonds, gather clues and mark X on the printed grid on their entry sheet. The nearest entry to the diamond’s location in the gardens will win. Click Harlow Carr for more details on the gardens.
If you take part good luck and if you win, Andrew will see you later this year.