The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Located on the outskirts of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, Harlow Carr is one of Yorkshire's most relaxing and inspiring gardens. Wander through the tranquil surroundings of the RHS's northernmost garden and pick up ideas for your own borders. In spring, spectacular bulbs displays bring welcome colour and scent and the woodland comes alive with magnolias and rhododendrons. The majestic herbaceous borders and streamside walk are summer essentials, while autumn brings a blaze of colour to the garden with fiery reds and rustic bronzes.

The garden stays open throughout the winter months and is at its most magical as low light levels and frosts highlight its natural shapes and textures: the Winter Walk is a must-see.

Highlights include: the lush Streamside Garden with its famous candelabra primulas and Himalayan blue poppies; the Kitchen Garden offering bountiful fruit and vegetable displays and grow your own inspiration; beautiful fragrances from the scented garden; amazing allium displays and ornamental grasses in the Main Borders; the Alpine House with its huge collection of small and hardy plants; the woodland and arboretum, perfect locations for a peaceful stroll.

With an extensive RHS Shop & Plant Centre and tasty treats from Bettys Café Tea Rooms, Harlow Carr is the perfect garden for all seasons.

Fact File

Opening Times: 9.30am - 6pm March - October; 9.30am - 4pm November - February. Last admission 1 hour before closing. Closed Christmas Day.
Admission Rates: Adults £11; Child (5-16yrs) £5.50; Under 5s free; Family £28.00;
RHS Members (+1 family guest) free.
Groups Rates: Minimum group size 10, (Pre-booking required) £9.
Facilities: Largest gardening bookshop in the north, Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms, RHS Gift Shop & Plant Centre, Library.
Disabled Access: Yes. Toilet and parking for disabled on site. Wheelchairs on loan, booking necessary.
On The Website: A full programme of events is available from the gardens or from the website.
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 2 hours
Booking Contact: The Admin Department, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, HG3 1QB
Tel: 01423 565418 Fax: 01423 530663
Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr is located two miles from the centre of Harrogate with good links from the town bus and train stations. Take the B6162 Otley Road out of Harrogate towards Beckwithshaw. Harlow Carr is 1.5 miles on the right.

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