Valley Gardens, Harrogate

4.8
Take an afternoon stroll through the 7 hectares (17 acres) of beautiful landscaping that comprise Valley Gardens. The Victorian-style park features many historical buildings nestled among dozens of flowerbeds, and includes a large children’s play area, a pond, and sporting facilities. Spend the day playing tennis at the courts or read under the shade of an old oak tree. During the summer months, you can access the paddling pool and even attend free concerts. Swing by the park cafe for a relaxing cup of coffee while taking in the beautiful scenery. Plan your Valley Gardens visit and explore what else you can see and do in Harrogate using our Harrogate attractions planner.
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  • August 21, 2017
    We popped to Harrogate to see a show at the Royal Hall, and we booked a couple of days to stay local and 'take a look around'. These gardens are great, plenty of seats to rest, stop, take in the view,...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    This park at the border of Harrogate (next to the Museum) is really pleasant, especially the stone and wood arches with plants all over them. Coffee shop (and ice creams) near the fountain.  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Took a leisurely stroll through these beautiful gardens whilst on a weekend break. Husband hadn't been since he was a small boy- I hadn't visited at all, so was pleasantly surprised at the colours, la...  more »
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  • Beautiful listed victorian garden full of both mature and seasonal plants and flowers that constantly change with the seasons. Great for all ages and somewhere to discover with its secret Japanese and new Zealand inspired plantings. A credit to the Harrogate Council who maintained the garden. Lots of events over the summer and last year's Carabosse spectacular will not be forgotten. I
  • A stunningly beautiful park with lovely walks and a great, extensive family play area (playground, model boating lake, crazy golf, disc golf, and more). Eco-friendly areas, with some great horticulture on display with lovely little explanations of planting decisions for those interested.
  • Why not enjoy a lovely stroll in the park? The beautiful gardens feature a nice cafe, a child's play area plus other small attractions. Highly recommended.
  • Great local retreat for all the enjoy. Fabulous park for the children and super facilities for others. Tennis crazy golf skate park flower beds, boating lake etc
  • Beautiful and peaceful space. Dogs off leash and well behaved. Clean and well maintained gardens

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