Christmas is all wrapped up at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Christmas shopping at Harlow Carr

Christmas shopping at Harlow Carr - Credit: Archant

Wrap up warm and make your way to RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate this festive season.

Vibrant Cornus stems in a winter border at RHS garden Harlow Carr

Vibrant Cornus stems in a winter border at RHS garden Harlow Carr - Credit: Archant

Wander through the magical surroundings of one of Yorkshire’s most beautiful gardens. With a stunning 58 acres to enjoy, there’s inspiration for your own borders round every corner, or you can simply relax with family and friends on a leisurely stroll.

In the winter months, frosts highlight the striking shapes, textures and colours of the garden – from tall ornamental grasses and intricate seed heads, to richly coloured berries and textured barks. The Winter Walk - with its brightly coloured barks and stems - is a must-see.

The winter walk at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

The winter walk at RHS Garden Harlow Carr - Credit: Archant

Shopping at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

For an altogether more relaxing shopping experience, pop into the RHS Shop & Plant Centre, home to a generous array of goodies, from books and baubles to saucepans and scarves. Why not pick up a bowl of hyacinths for gran, gloves for dad or a cook book for mum?

There’s also a large selection of plants and gifts for garden-lovers and a choice of traditional Christmas favourites including natural tree decorations, wreaths, mistletoe and holly. Knowledgeable staff are on hand to offer help and advice, and don’t forget: all our hardy plants have a five year guarantee.

Visit Harlow Carr this festive period

Visit Harlow Carr this festive period - Credit: Archant

With the largest horticultural bookshop in the north of England, our ‘bookshop with a view’ is a great place to relax and browse the extensive range of subject titles, including a captivating selection of children’s books.

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No visit to Harlow Carr is complete without a trip to Bettys Café Tea Rooms to savour a mouth-watering bite in the café or coffee shop, and with hundreds of free parking spaces available too, we’ve got Christmas all wrapped up at Harlow Carr!

Christmas shopping voucher for £5 off when you spend £50 at Halow Carr

Christmas shopping voucher for £5 off when you spend £50 at Halow Carr - Credit: Archant

Festive events calendar

Christmas Shopping Showcase

The Royal Horticultural Society

The Royal Horticultural Society - Credit: Archant

6 – 8 November

Meet the makers and sample some of the festive delights on offer this year in the RHS Shop & Plant Centre.

The Magic of Christmas

4 - 6, 11 – 13 and 18 – 24 December

For magical moments this yuletide join in with our family festivities: decorate a gingerbread man, write and post a letter to the North Pole and explore the garden on a Christmas trail.

Christmas stories with Santa

Selected dates from 4 December: Booking essential; fees apply

For something extra special, why not book onto a Christmas story with Santa. Snuggle up for a classic Christmas tale, have a sing along and a story with the man himself and receive a small gift to take home. New for this year are special under-5’s sessions. Bookings open 1 October.

www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-garden-harlow-carr/Christmas-stories-with-Santa