RHS Garden Harlow Carr
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Embark on a family day out in Harrogate at RHS Garden Harlow Carr
The great thing about gardens is, you never step in the same garden twice.
The natural world around us constantly changing, particularly in climates like we have in the UK where our seasons play a huge role.
Step into a garden in spring and you'll see new life all around you, bursting with fresh new bulbs and flowers. Come summer, it's time to enjoy the garden environment, ablaze with colour and abuzz with wildlife! Then suddenly it's autumn, and we see the leaves begin to turn their ruddy reds and oranges in one final dazzling display before winter creeps in with Jack Frost in tow, turning the garden into an icy wonderland.
And this seasonal story is told so well at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire.
What will I find at RHS Garden Harlow Carr?
You will find so much to see and do at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Here are some (but not all) of the beautiful things you will find at this garden attraction:
Streamside - running through the heart of Harlow Carr is Streamside, one of the original and most iconic areas of the garden, lush with moisture-loving plants and eye-popping colour
Woodland - the ideal adventure ground for families with little ones. Lots of play areas to burn off that excess energy!
Kitchen Garden - the perfect spot to pick up tips if you've taken up growing your own fruit and veggies at home
Sub-Tropicana Garden - transport yourselves from Yorkshire into the paradise gardens of the tropics!
Scented Garden - one of Harlow Carr’s more intimate garden spaces that celebrates the delights of scented plants and is packed with ideas and planting schemes suitable for the home garden
Queen Mother's Lake - a tranquil area of blue space in a vast and wild green space. Bursting with wildlife and magnificent trees, Queen Mother's Lake is the perfect resting spot to watch nature do what it does best
How to find us
By carRHS Garden Harlow Carr is situated on Crag Lane, off Otley Road (B6162) about a mile and a half from the centre of Harrogate. Car parking is free.
If you have a large vehicle or a vehicle with a tow bar, please park in car park two or three.
By bikeThirty cycle racks are available at the gardens
On footA lovely walk runs from Valley Gardens in Harrogate, up through the Pine Woods to RHS Garden Harlow Carr, taking approximately an hour at a leisurely pace.
By trainThe closest station is Harrogate (1½ miles)
By busTake the X6a service running from Harrogate Bus Station to a bus stop close to RHS Garden Harlow Carr
- Free parking
There is parking available 60m–125m from the garden entrance. Accessible parking can be found in car park 1 and 2 and parent and child parking is available in car park 2
Accessible unisex WCs and family change facilities are located just outside the main entrance and in Bettys Café Tea Rooms. Additional accessible WCs located in the Learning Centre and ambulant disabled WCs are located in the garden
- Food&Drink - shop, teahouse and café tea rooms
- Garden centre
- Children's play areas
- For the safety of all visitors, dogs are not allowed in the garden, with the exception of registered support dogs
- Customers wishing to drop off passengers can use the coach and customer ‘drop off point’ which is located by the Garden Centre and is approx 40m from the garden entrance. From here a compliant ramp takes you to the garden entrance.
- Visitors are welcome to bring their own personal mobility vehicles to help them get around
- Four manual wheelchairs are available at the garden entrance for ‘on-the-day’ use
- Three powered mobility scooters are available at the garden entrance for ‘on-the-day’ use
- Lots of benches are positioned throughout RHS Garden Harlow Carr
- Hearing impaired - portable induction loops are available on request for use at the entrance and Garden Centre till points
- Visually impaired - larger print maps are available. Please ask staff at reception
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