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RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate

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Guided walks, discovery trails, planting workshops, and demonstrations are available at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, used as a trial ground and display area since 1946. Visit the Main Borders section, used by the garden’s experts to plant species suitable for a variety of challenging growing conditions, to find inspiration for your own garden back home. Stroll through the history of horticulture in the Gardens Through Time area, and pick up the latest tips for successful gardening at the Kitchen Garden, which includes raised beds, fruit trees, and a forager’s garden. End your visit at the site’s world-renowned tearooms, which can be rented for special events and private parties. Use our Harrogate holiday planner to visit RHS Garden Harlow Carr on your trip to Harrogate, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Visited Harlow Carr 13 June. We walked through Valley Gardens and took signposted footpath. A true gem. Everything about Harlow takes your breath away. Can't find the adequate words to express how bea...  more »
  • I have visited this place regularly for decades - first with my young children, then as we aged, with my elderly mum. It's a place of peace, inspiration and beauty for gardeners, artists or anyonewith...  more »
  • Fantastic gardens. Very interesting place to visit. Had a great afternoon out with friends. A must for everyone to see  more »
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  • So this is a place we love to go to at all times if the year. Good for inspiration around your own garden or just a lovely walk around the both formal and informal areas of the grounds. Great for the kids as well with a couple of areas set aside solely for them. Lovely displays of tulips in the spring along with any number of rhododendrons. Summer follows with the show of the perennials. A fantastic library full of all the gardening books you could wish for and if you're an RHS member, lending from the library is possible. Betty's tea rooms is on site with a full cafe area which is fabulous for a treat at any time of the year, with little Betty's serving to an outdoor cafe.
  • Loved it! Lots of small gardens to explore. Had a petting greenhouse open when we attended which little one loved. Large open spaces fir little one to run round . Would go back. £11 per ticket is steep but we spent about 4 hours there so value for money. Could do with more parking.
  • Came here in September a few years ago and the place was packed. Coming in May seems to have reduced the crowds while there's still plenty to see. The beds, and the walk by the stream were excellent as was the arboretum. The veg plots are probably better at harvesting time.
  • Simply gorgeous. Lovely day out for anyone. Play areas for children are inviting and fun. Well done!
  • Absolutely beautiful in the evening sunshine. The tulip displays inspirational. Peaceful places to sit with gorgeous views. Somewhere special where you can enjoy everything spring has to offer.

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