Plan your visit to Harlow Carr

Contact us & address

Our Address

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane
North Yorkshire

Contact us

Main switchboard

01423 565418

Harlow Carr Garden Centre – 01423 724666

General email – [email protected]

Opening times

Garden opening times

Pre-booking is available for both members and non-members, if you would prefer to book your garden visit in advance. Book your garden visit >

March – October
Monday – Sunday: 9.30am – 6pm (Last entry to garden 5pm)

End of October – February (closed Christmas Day)
Monday – Sunday: 9.30am – 4pm (Last entry to garden 3pm)

Garden Centre opening times

March – October
Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 6pm
Sunday (closed Easter Sunday): 11am – 5pm (browsing from 10.30am)

End of October – February (closed Christmas Day)
Monday – Saturday : 9.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)


Admission prices

RHS Members and guests (1 adult guest or up to 2 children)
Free Free
Adults £17.45* incl Gift Aid £15.85 excl Gift Aid
Children 5–16 years £8.75* incl Gift Aid £7.95 excl Gift Aid
Family ticket (2 adults + 2 children) £41.95* incl Gift Aid £38.10 excl Gift Aid
Additional child (Family ticket) £7.95* incl Gift Aid £7.20 excl Gift Aid
Car-free travel offer adult (bus, cycle, on foot)** £12.25* incl Gift Aid £11.10 excl Gift Aid
Car-free travel offer child (bus, cycle, on foot)** £6.15* incl Gift Aid £5.55 excl Gift Aid
Universal Credit, Pension Credit and ESA*** £1 £1

* The RHS relies upon the generosity of its visitors to fund its charitable work. The prices marked * above include an additional 10% donation towards our charitable work, and enable us to claim Gift Aid on your admission. For more information on Gift Aid, please contact a member of our Visitor Services team.

**Proof of car-free travel will need to be provided before entering the garden.

***Visitors in receipt of Universal or Pension Credit or Employment and Support Allowance, and up to 5 other people their party, can visit the garden for £1. Please present proof of your Universal or Pension Credit or ESA on arrival.

One carer or companion is admitted free of charge per wheelchair user, visually impaired visitor or another person whose disability necessitates a carer.

Please note: Garden admission is subject to the RHS Garden admission terms and conditions >

Dogs not allowed in garden

For the safety of all our visitors, dogs are not allowed in the garden, with the exception of registered support dogs.

Food & drink

Food & drink

The Harrogate Arms Café opening times
Open daily 9.30am – 5pm

Located near the Kitchen Garden, discover the brand new Harrogate Arms Café. Serving a fresh, seasonal menu inspired by produce grown in the Kitchen Garden. Access is through the main garden entrance.

Bettys opening times
Bettys Cafe Tea Rooms: Open daily for indoor dining 9am – 5pm
Bettys Shop: Open daily for takeaway 9am – 5pm
Bettys Tea House: Open daily for takeaway 9.30am – 5pm

The Shop and Tea Rooms are located next to the garden entrance and the Tea House is located inside the garden.


Garden Centre

Pop in and browse curated collections of houseplants, unique plants and shrubs, gardening tools and accessories, and our eclectic selection of gifts and homewares.

Opening times
March – October
Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 6pm
Sunday (closed Easter Sunday): 11am – 5pm (browsing from 10.30am)

End of October – February (closed Christmas Day)
Monday – Saturday : 9.30am – 4.30pm
Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm (browsing from 10am)

Getting here

Getting to the garden

There are many ways to reach RHS Garden Harlow Carr, and car-free visitors receive a 30% discount on garden entry when travelling to the garden by public transport (bus and train), bike or on foot.
Plan your journey using our helpful information on how to get to RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

Group visits

Group visits

Located on the outskirts of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, RHS Garden Harlow Carr captures the essence of Yorkshire within a beautiful garden setting and is a must-visit destination for groups all year round.

Pre-book a group visit:


Accessibility at the garden

We want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy Harlow Carr. For a complete guide on what to expect before you arrive, when you arrive and during your visit, please see our detailed guide.

See accessibility information for our other RHS Gardens.


Visitor information on safety at the garden:
  • Please take care around water in the garden
  • Be aware that garden vehicles may be moving around
  • Sometimes the tracks and paths can be muddy, steep and uneven – please wear suitable footwear and take care
Help us to ensure you enjoy your visit with this simple SAFE guide:
  • Spend your time safely with us
  • Advise us of any emergencies or concerns
  • Follow any instructions
  • Enjoy your visit

Useful information

Smoking policy

For the health & welfare of our visitors, we operate a no-smoking policy, inclusive of e-cigarettes, in or near certain areas of the garden, including: dining or food outlets, eating areas or terraces, picnic areas, covered spaces or buildings and the children’s play area. This may extend to other areas of the garden in periods of very dry weather.

Guides and maps

See our garden map and recommended walks with details on wheelchair accessible routes, toilets and other facilities.

Drone usage

We are concerned that the use of drones may introduce risks of injury to our staff or visitors, damage to our property, plants or local wildlife, or breaches of data protection laws. Personal drone usage is therefore prohibited at RHS Gardens. Commercial drone usage is also prohibited, save where occasionally commercial drone operators with suitable training and licences from the Civil Aviation Authority are allowed by the RHS to operate drones in an RHS Garden only where express permission has been provided to the drone operator in writing by the Head of RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

Dogs in the garden

For the safety of all our visitors only assisting dogs are allowed in the garden. We also strongly advise that you do not bring your pet on hot days as there is little to no shade in our car parks.

Garden seating

There are approximately 200 benches sited around the garden at regular intervals. These are of varying height with most offering arm rests.

Garden toys

We are sorry but garden toys, such as scooters and balls, are not permitted in the garden.

Get involved

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.