RHS Harlow Carr

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RHS Garden Harlow Carr is the northernmost garden among the RHS sites.

Diverse Landscapes and Planting Styles

  • Managed woodlands
  • Streamside plantings
  • Ornamental herbaceous borders
  • Wildflower meadows
  • Miniature model gardens

These varied settings showcase multiple garden styles, wildlife-supporting plantings, urban greening concepts, and climate-resilient strategies.

Continuously Evolving Plant Collections

The garden’s extensive plant collection flourishes in the cool, moist conditions found along the beck and woodland fringe. Here, you will find:

  • Blue poppies
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons
  • New introductions of Japanese iris, astilbe, and hydrangea

Eco-Friendly Practices for Modern Challenges

The team is committed to water management and sustainability. Garden features have been designed to control water flow and to inspire visitors to adopt similar practices in their own gardens.

A Day Out for Everyone

Managed by an experienced team, supported by students and volunteers, Harlow Carr spans 58 acres. The garden aims to offer an enriching day out filled with inspiring ideas, diverse plantings, and peaceful spots to connect with nature.

Food and Beverage Amenities

  • Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms: Open daily 9am–5pm
  • Bettys Shop: Open daily for takeaway 9am–5pm
  • Bettys Tea House: Open daily for takeaway 9.30am–5pm

Opening Times and Admission Prices

Pre-booking is available for both members and non-members. The garden operates under seasonal hours:

  • March – October: 9.30am – 6pm (Last entry 5pm)
  • November – February: 9.30am – 4pm (Last entry 3pm)

Various admission options are available, including special rates for RHS members, families, and those travelling car-free. Full details can be found on our admission page.

Accessibility and Pet Policy

For accessibility details, please visit here. Note that dogs, except registered support dogs, are not permitted.


RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB
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