Latest: The RHS Libraries at Vincent Square, RHS Garden Wisley and RHS Garden Harlow Carr are closed from 18th March, in line with Government advice and the ongoing situation with Covid-19.

Our Library at Harlow Carr is housed in the beautiful new Bramall Learning Centre. Here we can offer a welcoming space full of ideas and information. With online resources, children’s books and a few treasures of our own, we have an enquiry service for all visitors and can lend books to RHS members.

This is an important horticultural collection within the region, and covers practical gardening, garden design, garden history, wildlife gardening and much more.

Space for research

Our Research Room has a collection of useful books and periodicals for consultation. Please contact the staff below to book appointments for research.

Contact details

Contact the enquiry team at Harlow Carr with library enquiries, including book reservations and renewals.

  • Address: Harlow Carr Library, RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB
  • Tel: 01423 724686
  • Email:

Opening hours: The library is currently closed. 
Normally open daily: 11am–4pm including Bank Holidays

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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.