RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire covers 27.5 hectares (68 acres). Set in a valley and very much a part of the Yorkshire countryside, the garden has a wide variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows.
Acidic soil affords a fabulous environment for rhododendrons and Himalayan blue poppies, while visitors can be inspired if they have to contend with similar weather conditions - cold, drying winter winds, deep frosts, a cooler, shorter growing season and lots of wet weather. Here we take a look at just some of the highlights around RHS Garden Harlow Carr.
Some of the garden areas to explore
New this year
RHS Garden Harlow Carr curator Paul Cook on what visitors can look forward to this year.
Running the length of RHS Harlow Carr is one of the longest streamside gardens in the country, the jewel of the garden.
The Kitchen Garden at RHS Garden Harlow Carr includes raised beds for vegetables, a fruit and herb garden, willow beds, and plenty of flowers for cutting.
Sitting majestically at the top of the valley, affording a stunning view of the Woodland, the 24m (80ft) glass Alpine House provides a valuable setting for different specimens.
Gardens Through Time
Seven gardens created for a 2004 BBC television series give a flavour of the fashions and techniques in gardening over the past 200 years on an intimate scale.