Christmas is all wrapped up at RHS Garden Harlow Carr
- Credit: Archant
Wrap up warm and make your way to RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate this festive season.
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.
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.
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.
- 1 Where to watch the Perseids meteor shower in East Anglia
- 2 5 of the best places to visit in Cheshire this summer
- 3 5 wild swimming spots in Cheshire
- 4 The incredible Cornish stone structures with an exceptional history
- 5 Cheshire walk - Anderton Boat Lift and Nature Park
- 6 Hoards of spider crabs on Cornish beaches are not a danger to the public
- 7 4 of the best places for open water swimming in Hampshire
- 8 17 amazing experience days in Hampshire
- 9 The 5 best spots for wild swimming in Somerset
- 10 See inside this beautiful 18th-century barn conversion, on the market for £1.5 million
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!
Festive events calendar
Christmas Shopping Showcase
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.