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Harlow Carr: adult courses

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Harlow Carr offers an exciting and varied programme of short courses and day workshops for adults to increase their understanding of gardening and plants. These events are delivered by RHS horticulturalists and external specialists. In addition, Craven College (Skipton) runs a number of long-term courses based at Harlow Carr.

Day workshops

The courses cover the following themes and are listed in our course guide (downloadable from the link top right):

  • Horticulture (including growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and cut flowers; garden history; propagation and pruning; garden design; hanging basket practical workshops)
  • Garden crafts (including willow-weaving, making mosaics, herbal medicines and hedge-laying.
  • Photography
  • Botanical Art
  • Floral Art 

Long courses running at Harlow Carr

The following courses are running from September 2013, run by Craven College:

  • RHS Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture
  • Northern School of Garden Design Diploma in Garden Design (Intermediate)
  • Foundation Degree in Garden Design.

More details on these courses

Courses and workshops guides

Further details of the courses and workshops being held at Harlow Carr.

Download a 2014 (2MB pdf) and programme for RHS Harlow Carr

Book by phone a place on any of our courses by telephoning 0845 612 1253.

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Beekeeping at Harlow Carr

Beekeeping at Harlow Carr

Introduction to beekeeping courses and weekend workshops are run at the gardens by the Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers’ Association.

For further details contact Judith Hart on 01423 865873 or visit

RHS Event Finder

RHS Event Finder

For details of adult learning events and courses at all four gardens, and lots more besides, try the RHS Event Finder.

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