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Visiting Harlow Carr
You no longer have to book tickets in advance to visit the garden. Pre-booking is still available for both members and non-members, if you would prefer to book in advance. Book your garden visit >
Garden opening times
Monday – Sunday (closed Christmas Day)
9.30am – 6pm
Last entry to garden 5pm
Garden Centre opening times
Monday – Saturday
9.30am – 6pm
Sunday (closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday)
11am – 5pm (browsing from 10.30am)
|Adults||£14.25* incl Gift Aid||£12.95 excl Gift Aid|
|Children 5–16 years||£7.25* incl Gift Aid||£6.55 excl Gift Aid|
|Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children)||£35.25* incl Gift Aid||£32 excl Gift Aid|
|Additional child (Family ticket)||£6.05* incl Gift Aid||£5.50 excl Gift Aid|
|Car-free travel offer (bus, cycle, on foot)**||£9.85* incl Gift Aid||£8.95 excl Gift Aid|
* The RHS relies upon the generosity of its visitors to fund its charitable work. The prices marked * above include an additional 10% donation towards our charitable work, and enable us to claim Gift Aid on your admission. For more information on Gift Aid, please contact a member of our Visitor Services team.
**Proof of car-free travel will need to be provided before entering the garden.
One carer or companion is admitted free of charge per wheelchair user, visually impaired visitor or another person whose disability necessitates a carer.
Dogs not allowed in garden
For the safety of all our visitors, dogs are not allowed in the garden, with the exception of registered support dogs.
Pop in and browse curated collections of houseplants, unique plants and shrubs, gardening tools and accessories, and our eclectic selection of gifts and homewares.
Opening timesMonday–Saturday (closed ): 9.30am – 6pm
Sunday (closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday): 11am – 5pm (browsing from 10.30am)
Car-freeWe welcome car-free visitors to RHS Garden Harlow Carr. When you travel to the garden by bus, cycle or on foot, we offer a car-free travel discount (see admission prices), when you provide proof of visiting car-free. Plan your car-free journey at Good Journey.
By carRHS Garden Harlow Carr is situated on Crag Lane, off Otley Road (B6162) about a mile and a half from the centre of Harrogate. Car parking is free.
If you have a large vehicle or a vehicle with a tow bar, we kindly ask that you park in car park two or three.
By bikeThirty cycle racks are available at the gardens.
On footA lovely walk runs from Valley Gardens in Harrogate, up through the Pine Woods to RHS Garden Harlow Carr, taking approximately an hour at a leisurely pace. You can download a detailed map (759kB pdf) or ask for a printed copy from the Harrogate Tourist Information Centre or RHS Garden Harlow Carr.
Located on the outskirts of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, RHS Garden Harlow Carr captures the essence of Yorkshire within a beautiful garden setting and is a must-visit destination for groups all year round.
Pre-book a group visit:
- Call: 0207 821 3170
- Email: [email protected]
SafetyVisitor information on safety at the garden:
- Please take care around water in the garden
- Be aware that garden vehicles may be moving around
- Sometimes the tracks and paths can be muddy, steep and uneven – please wear suitable footwear and take care
- Spend your time safely with us
- Advise us of any emergencies or concerns
- Follow any instructions
- Enjoy your visit
During this hot weather, we ask that all visitors refrain from smoking in the gardens. Please use the signposted, designated areas only.
Drone usageWe are concerned that the use of drones may introduce risks of injury to our staff or visitors, damage to our property, plants or local wildlife, or breaches of data protection laws. Personal drone usage is therefore prohibited at RHS Gardens. Commercial drone usage is also prohibited, save where occasionally commercial drone operators with suitable training and licences from the Civil Aviation Authority are allowed by the RHS to operate drones in an RHS Garden only where express permission has been provided to the drone operator in writing by the Head of RHS Garden Harlow Carr.
Dogs in the gardenFor the safety of all our visitors only assisting dogs are allowed in the garden. We also strongly advise that you do not bring your pet on hot days as there is little to no shade in our car parks.
Garden seatingThere are approximately 200 benches sited around the garden at regular intervals. These are of varying height with most offering arm rests.
Garden toysWe are sorry but garden toys, such as scooters and balls, are not permitted in the garden.
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