Four Things You Probably Don’t Know about RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate

RHS Harlow Carr is a gorgeous garden to enjoy. I’m there all the time with the kids – there’s loads of family fun to be had there. They also offer a whole loads of added extras that I didn’t realise; here are four things you might not know about RHS Harlow Carr…

1.RHS Summer Advisory Service

RHS members can get free face-to-face gardening advice from an RHS advisor from 11am – 3pm on the first Saturday of each month and every Monday from 1pm – 3.30pm from July to September at Harlow Carr.


Just go to the desk in the entrance conservatory with your questions. Normal garden admission applies.

2. Live Music in the Gardens

You can enjoy live music in the garden on the following dates:




7th August Sun 13.00 – 1600 Wakefield Metropolitan Band
14th August Sun 13.00 – 1600 Old Silkstone Brass
21st August Sun 13.00 – 1600 Brass Players
28th August Sun 13.00 – 1600 Take 2 Big Band


10th Sept Sat 13.00 – 16.00 Bavarian Blatters Oompah band
11th Sept Sun 13.30 – 16.30 No Mean Feet Ceilidh Band
1st October Sat 13.00 – 16.00 Chris White Jazz
2nd October Sun 13.00 – 16.00 Catherine Rannus Ensemble

3. There are outdoor Plays going on


5 August 7pm (doors 6pm)
Outdoor theatre: Gulliver’s Travels
Join a fantastical and hilarious voyage into the unknown in this new adaptation of Jonathan Swift’s classic story. Deckchairs available for hire at £5 per chair.
Prices: Adult £12.50, child £9 (book in advance on 01423 502116).

25 August 7pm (doors 6pm)
Outdoor theatre: Much Ado About Nothing
The Lord Chamberlain’s Men present Shakespeare’s story of trickery, treachery and love. Deckchairs available for hire at £5 per chair.
Prices: Adult £15, child £10 (book in advance on 01423 502116).

4. They run a vast Adult Learning Programme 


You can take part in a huge range of courses and workshops as part of their adult learning programme. It’s not just horticulture, but everything from garden design, crafts, photography and creative courses too! Most times you get to take what you’ve made or created home too and the cost of the materials are included in the price.

A full list of the courses can be found on their workshops brochure.

For example you can do courses or workshops in:


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