Escorted Rail Tours to RHS Harlow Carr Garden
Just outside the city of Harrogate on the edge of northern England's legendary Yorkshire Dales, the Royal Horticultural Society's Harlow Carr Garden has been delighting visitors since 1950.
Suitable for all ages, a visit to Harlow Carr Garden rewards plant and flower enthusiasts with colourful natural beauty throughout the year. This innovatively designed and immaculately cared-for garden is divided into themed sections, each with its own charm. From the multi-hued candelabra primulas that grow alongside the garden's stream to the wildflower meadow with its wildlife observation hide, a visit to Harlow Carr offers endless variety and enjoyment.
The garden occupies an area of the former ancient Forest of Knaresborough; once a royal hunting ground. In the early eighteenth century sulphurous natural springs were discovered on the estate and a century later the owner built a spa bath house and hotel. The wells beneath the bath house are now closed off and today the building houses Harlow Carr's study centre, but the hotel is still in business.
The garden has continually evolved since the original 'Harlow Carr Botanical Gardens' opened in 1950, including the addition of rose borders, the regeneration of the woodlands including the addition of a Rhododendron Glade and, most recently, the opening of a new Alpine Zone in 2010, ensuring that Harlow Carr will continue to enchant future generations of visitors.