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Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate

If you find yourself anywhere near Harrogate in North Yorkshire, Harlow Carr Garden is a beautiful place to a visit.

Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate

Harlow Carr in summer

Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate

The garden in autumn

The 68 acre garden is owned by the Royal Horticultural Society.  It is situated in a wooded valley, with a stream running through the centre of the garden, and great paths connecting the different areas for you to explore.

Stream through Harlow Carr gardens, Harrogate

Streamside path

Stream through Harlow Carr gardens, Harrogate

Late autumn colours

Harlow Carr is great to visit at any time of year.  It is an ideal place to have a stroll and get some exercise on a winter’s day.  There is always colour and life to be found, and new things to see.

Harlow Carr Gardens, Harrogate

View down the centre of the garden on a dull winter morning

Perky robin, Harlow Carr gardens, Harrogate

Perky robin

Harlow Carr Garden, Harrogate

A cold winter morning

There is woodland, a pond, a Winter Walk, a Streamside Garden, a glass Alpine House, and even a hedgehog-friendly garden!   And the Kitchen Garden is an absolute must for anyone interested in growing fruits and vegetables.

Alpine House, Harlow Carr garden, Harrogate

Inside the Alpine House

Pond at Harlow Carr Garden, Harrogate

The pond in summer

A home for insects

In addition to the garden there are also plant sales, an adventure playground for children, an excellent and extensive RHS gift shop, and of course Betty’s tea room for superb refreshments or a full meal.

Harlow Carr garden, Harrogate

Just before Christmas

Harlow Carr garden, Harrogate

View towards the shop and restaurant

If you live close enough to Visit Harlow Carr or one of the other RHS gardens regularly, membership makes a lot of sense.

If you are a member, you and a guest can visit the gardens free of charge as often as you wish, so you can quickly recover the membership fee.  The member only can also gain free access to a very large number of partner gardens around the country (many of these are restricted to certain months of the year).

Full details about membership are on the RHS website, where you can also find further information about the location of the gardens, opening hours and access information.



If you love plants, gardening, wildlife, or just strolling in beautiful surroundings, you will surely enjoy visiting Harlow Carr.

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