RHS Garden Harlow Carr – Harrogate
Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.
Harlow Carr is the North's premier botanical garden and takes in around 58 acres on the edge of Harrogate. This garden is a showcase of horticultural excellence which combines informative displays with peace and tranquility. There are some fabulous features to enjoy including the Gardens Through Time, the Winter Walk and the Rose Revolution Borders. Finish your visit with a treat at their fabulous Betty's Tea Room.
Harlow Carr is open daily all year except Christmas Day. Last admission is one hour before the gardens close. There is a large free car park with designated disabled spaces near the garden entrance and a drop off service at the entrance can also be prearranged with the garden office. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the gardens.
Studley Royal Water Garden – Ripon
Built by Sir Thomas Aislaby and his son William after they were exiled from London in a financial scandal in the 1700s, the gardens are one of England's most spectacular Georgian Water gardens. The gardens have changed little over the past two hundred years, the original geometric ponds, canals, follies and statues are still the highlights. The gardens lead onto the oldest part of the Studley Royal Estate, the deer park where 500 Red, Fallow and Sika deer still graze today. After exploring all of the Studley Royal Estate, why not reward yourself with a delicious cake and coffee at the Victorian Tearooms
Dogs are welcome in the gardens on leads. There is car parking available on the estate, which has designated disabled parking and the majority of the gardens are wheelchair accessible. There is also estate transport available for less abled visitors between the visitor centre to the Studley Gates.
Parcevall Hall Gardens
Parcevall Hall Gardens are a renowned historic plantsman’s garden located at the heart of Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Located at the head of a small valley, the gardens are a hidden treasure and well worth seeking out. Comprising of 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens they rise up the hillside for 200 feet giving wonderful views in every direction.
The gardens were laid out by the late Sir William Milner from 1927 onwards, and are planted with specimens from around the world, many collected from Western China and the Himalayas.
Within the grounds, visitors will find many facets of the garden, including, woodland walks, formal, south facing terraces, a bedrock limestone rock garden and a beautiful rose garden where it is a pleasure to sit and relax. All set against the stunning back-drop of the Yorkshire Dales.
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