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Valley Gardens, Harrogate

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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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Valley Gardens and many more Harrogate attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Harrogate itinerary maker.
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  • Valley gardens are superb. Beautifully planted and maintained, a credit to Harrogate. Spent hours walking round the gardens and then walking on to RHS Harlow Carr via the clearly marked footpath. Real...  more »
  • We haven't visited for decades and were prepared to be disappointed. How wrong we were. In the lower and middle part it was really busy with families having a good time without disturbing others. Towa...  more »
  • Enjoyed all Walk through the woods which join both of the attractions. Pleasant end to a visit to RHS Harlaw Gardens.  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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