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News release - Issued by Royal Horticultural Society

New ‘Glow’ Illuminations light up RHS Garden Harlow Carr this Winter

23 November – 30 December 2017

Enjoy a new winter attraction at the most northerly RHS garden. See the Winter Walk, Queen Mother’s Lake and Doric columns in a different light. Take an early evening stroll three nights a week.

See Harlow Carr in a different light this winter as special lighting effects bring a touch of magic to the most northerly RHS garden in Harrogate.

For the first time, visitors can enjoy an early evening stroll along an illuminated trail around the garden’s magnificent trees and shrubs as dusk falls and see garden highlights including the Queen Mother’s Lake, Winter Walk, Streamside and Doric columns as they’ve never seen them before.

Liz Thwaite, Head of RHS Garden Harlow Carr said: “We’re very excited to launch ‘Glow’, our new winter attraction. It’s a chance to see Harlow Carr in a whole new light, quite literally, as we put the spotlight on some of the garden’s best features.

“The ever-popular Winter Walk with its fiery red and orange stems promises to look stunning illuminated by hi-tech, colour-changing lighting, while the reflection of lights in and around the lake is set to double the visual impact. So wrap up warm, bring the family and make some magical Christmas memories.”

Visitors can bask in the ‘glow’ of the winter illuminations three evenings a week (Thursday – Saturday) from 3pm – 8pm, with last admission at 7pm. Non-RHS members can enjoy reduced entry after 3pm.

Bettys Café Tea Rooms will be open until 6.30pm, and hot drinks and light refreshments will be available from the takeaway until 7pm. Pop into the Shop & Plant Centre on the way out for a choice of beautiful festive gifts.

Visit or call 01423 565418 for more details.


Please contact Ali Aston, Marketing & PR Executive with any press queries on 01423 724693, email or Sasha Jackson-Brown on 01423 724651, email

Notes to Editors:

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB
SatNav: HG3 1UE

Opening times
Harlow Carr is open every day except for Christmas Day.
9.30am – 4pm November to February inclusive
9.30am – 6pm March to October inclusive
Last admission is one hour before closing time.

Admission prices
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type)

Non-members (excluding Gift Aid)
Adult £11.00
Family (2 plus 2) £28.00
Children 5 – 16yrs £5.50
Children under 5 years Free
Groups £9.00

About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, our flagship garden, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity. At our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes we inspire a passion for gardening and growing plants, promote the value of gardens, demonstrate how gardening is good for us and explain the vital roles that plants undertake.

The RHS is committed to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people, inspire the next generation of gardeners and invest in the future to safeguard a £10.4 billion industry employing more than 300,000 people. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and help us secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit

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