Plan your visit to Harlow Carr

Contact us & address

Our Address

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane
North Yorkshire

Contact us

Main switchboard

01423 565418

Harlow Carr Garden Centre – 01423 724666

General email – [email protected]

Visitor information

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)


Admission prices

RHS Members and guests (1 adult guest or up to 2 children)
Free Free
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.

Food & drink

Food & drink

Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms: Open daily for indoor dining 9am–5pm.

Bettys Shop: Open daily for takeaway 9am–5pm.

Bettys Tea House: Open daily for takeaway 9.30am–5pm.

The Shop and Tea Rooms are located next to the garden entrance and the Tea House is located inside the garden.


Garden Centre

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 times
Monday–Saturday (closed ): 9.30am – 6pm
Sunday (closed Christmas Day and Easter Sunday): 11am – 5pm (browsing from 10.30am)

Getting here


We 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 car

RHS 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 bike

Thirty cycle racks are available at the gardens.

On foot

A 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.

By train

The closest station is Harrogate (1½ miles). For times and tickets see the National Rail Enquiries website.

By bus

Take the X6a service running from Harrogate Bus Station to a bus stop close to RHS Garden Harlow Carr. Services vary, please check the Transdev Buses website or telephone 01423 566 061.

Group visits

Group visits

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:


Accessibility at the garden

We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy Harlow Carr. For a complete guide on what to expect before you arrive, when you arrive and during your visit, please see our detailed guide.

See accessibility information for our other RHS Gardens.


Visitor 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
Help us to ensure you enjoy your visit with this simple SAFE guide:
  • Spend your time safely with us
  • Advise us of any emergencies or concerns
  • Follow any instructions
  • Enjoy your visit

Useful information

Smoking policy

During this hot weather, we ask that all visitors refrain from smoking in the gardens. Please use the signposted, designated areas only.

Guides and maps

See our garden map and recommended walks with details on wheelchair accessible routes, toilets and other facilities.

Drone usage

We 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 garden

For 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 seating

There are approximately 200 benches sited around the garden at regular intervals. These are of varying height with most offering arm rests.

Garden toys

We are sorry but garden toys, such as scooters and balls, are not permitted in the garden.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.