Inside the new alpine house
Work on the Alpine Zone, an exciting new home for Harlow Carr’s beautiful collection of alpines, was completed in spring 2010. The alpine house, supplied by Hartley Botanics, is a third bigger than the old glasshouses and will eventually be totally self-sufficient for watering. Wide paths will also enable easy wheelchair access. External contemporary landscaping at the front will reflect the varied native habitats of alpines, from low level meadows to high mountain plateaus, with creative container planting ideas to the rear of the house.
The history of alpines in Yorkshire is a long one. Harlow Carr’s collection includes over 2,000 different plants, and with many alpines under threat in their native habitats, Harlow Carr provides a valuable setting for the display of these inspiring little gems.
A huge thank you to all RHS members and Harlow Carr visitors who have donated to the fundraising appeal for this project.