RHS Garden Harlow Carr

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Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate,
Yorkshire, HG3 1QB

01423 565418


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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

9.30am - 6pm (4pm November - February) Last entry one hour before closing. Closed Christmas Day. Free parking and free entry to Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms and the RHS Plant Centre, Gift and Book shop.

Parties/Coaches: Yes

Welcomed. Group admission rates for 10+ Special coach organiser pack

Group Appointment: Yes

Booking essential in advance on 01423 724681

House Open for Viewing: No
National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:

Spring Summer Autumn Winter

To see:

Gardens through Time
Glass Alpine House
Beautiful Main Borders
Extensive Woodland
One of the longest streamside gardens in the UK
Winter Walk
Ornamental Kitchen Garden
Queen Mary Lake
Eco Learning Centre
Natural play for children

Admission Prices

RHS Members enjoy free entry with a family guest.
Adults £10, £11 with donation*
Children (5-16) £5, £5.50 with donation*
Children 4 and under Free
Family (2 Adults and 2 Children) £25.50, £28.25 with donation*
Pre-booked Groups (10 + adults) £9 per person
Companion of a disabled person Free
Green travel (bus or bike) £2.50 off adult admission
*By paying the donation price the RHS as a registered charity could claim Gift Aid worth 25{78c5981cc65ef312afd2a01238b92ad49ab85a4991a386013c7fa8e22d3121d9} on the total payment, helping us share the best in gardening.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Only registered guide dogs allowed in the garden.
Harlow Kennels, situated further along Crag Lane, offer a day boarding service for garden visitors for a set fee of £4. Booking is essential, telephone: 01423 504859

One of England's most relaxing and innovative gardens at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Harlow Carr is a showcase of horticultural excellence. Be inspired by contemporary planting in the main borders; pick up growing techniques in the Kitchen Garden and saunter along the Streamside garden, the largest of its kind in the country. Unearth hidden treasures in the woodland and take in the rejuvenated Scented Garden.
Young ones can have fun on the Log Ness Monster and in the Woodland Tree House and enjoy school holiday activities. Year round events include outdoor theatre, guided walks, discovery trails and plant fairs.

Garden Features & Events

New for 2016 RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show 10 - 12 June. The extensive Shop and Plant Centre is home to a huge array of books, home wares and gifts, as well as a large plant selection. And no visit would be complete without a trip to Bettys Cafu00e9 Tea Rooms.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Ashley House Kimberley Hotel


Onsite Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms(renowned for teas, coffee & cakes)

Inns & Pubs:

Pine Martin public house Malt Shovel, Brearton

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Harrogate Spa Town Yorkshire Dales

Description of Garden

The 58-acre garden with over 18,000 taxa, including rare species such as Davidia, Oxydendrum and Stewartia, is open every day of the year and caters for all tastes and ages. The woodland and arboretum with excellent displays of Rhododendrons and Camellias, are havens for naturalists, with a wealth of wildlife, birds and insects, while the spectacular swathe of Harlow Carr hybrid candelabra primulas, astilbes and hostas along the cultivated streamside will delight adults and children alike. With a contemporary grasses border, scented, herb, winter and foliage gardens, flower, fruit and vegetables and alpine houses to name but a few, the keen gardener or families just wanting a relaxing day out will find RHS Harlow Carr a place of magic and beauty.

History Of Garden

The gardens were established in 1950 by Colonel Charles Grey, as a showcase for northern gardeners, providing a garden setting to assess the suitability of plants for growing in northern climates. The gardens were run by the Northern Horticultural Society until 2001, when a merger with the Royal Horticultural Society made Harlow Carr the first RHS garden in the North.

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