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RHS Garden Harlow Carr


Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB

Tel: 01423 565418

RHS Harlow Carr Green Garden


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 the 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 gardening themed weekends, family holiday activities, plant fairs, food and drink festivals, outdoor music, theatre and film, and guided tours and trails. The extensive RHS 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 Café Tea Rooms all with ample free parking on the edge of Harrogate.

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Opening Times

* Please see website for further details.



  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Wheelchairs available

Booking & Payment Details

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)


  • On-site catering
  • On-site light refreshments
  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • Free Parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Site Features

  • Regional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome Host

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted


  • Yorkshire AwardsWhite Rose Award Winner White Rose Award Winner 2016
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold VisitEngland Award For Excellence Gold 2016

Road Directions

By Road:
A61 into Harrogate. At the Prince of Wales roundabout just before Harrogate centre turn left onto the B6162 Otley road (singposted Harlow Carr Gardens). After 1.5 miles, pass the Pine Marten public house and the gardens are beyond/right.

By Public Transport:
RHS Garden Harlow Carr has joined with Harrogate Distict Travel to welcome """"Heritage Vouchers"""" which offer bus travellers discounted admission to the gardens (children with a valid bus ticket come in free). Bus 106 from Harrogate Bus Station - ask the driver for a """"heritage voucher"""". Alight at the end of Crag Lane and from here it is only a short walk to the gardens.

Accessible by Public Transport: Harrogate station is 2 miles away.

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