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Harlow Carr RHS Garden, Harrogate

Harlow Carr garden by Barbara Ballard Harlow Carr garden by Barbara Ballard The 58 acre Royal Horticultural Society Harlow Carr garden’s main features are water, stone and woodland. “Harlow Carr seeks to push the boundaries of design and planting styles, creating displays that are beautiful, but, on occasion, also provocative.” Wildlife enjoy the garden and grounds.

Harlow Carr garden by Barbara Ballard Harlow Carr garden by Barbara Ballard The enclosed alpine zone displays 2000 plants. Added into the mix are herbaceous borders, a fruit garden, a bird hide, children’s playground, kitchen garden, a lake, a wildflower meadow.

Gardens through Time shows the history of gardening. An Alpine House adds to the mix.

Allow 2-3 hours for a visit.

Harlow Carr garden by Barbara Ballard Harlow Carr garden visitor centre by Barbara Ballard Visitor Information

Harlow Carr RHS Garden
Crag Lane, Harrogate, Yorkshire
Off the B6162 west of A61 roundabout south-west of Harrogate; a 5-10 minute ride from Harrogate centre by car or bus
Open: daily, 9.30am-6pm March-Oct; to 4pm rest of year
Learning centre; shop; plant centre; special events
Betty’s cafe and tea rooms: April-Oct, café open until 5.30pm, tea room 11am-4pm
Web: Harlow Carr RHS Garden

All text and photos © by Barbara Ballard

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