Visitors enjoying a garden walkRHS Garden Harlow Carr highlights include the colourful main borders, streamside and scented gardens, the alpine zone, woodland walks and the wildflower meadows with a twist. It's the perfect group day out.

Pre-book a visit


Garden tours can be booked at an extra £2 per person (minimum 10 people). They are conducted by volunteers who are members of Friends of Harlow Carr. They give a fascinating overview of the history of the garden and main highlights. All profits go towards specific projects in the garden. Final numbers and payment are to be sent to arrive at least seven days before the tour.

Group benefits 

  • Reduced entry price
  • Free coach parking & entry for driver
  • Free entry for group travel organiser
  • Free refreshment voucher for driver
  • Private tours for specialist groups

Group visit prices

Groups of 10+
Garden Admission £9 per person
Garden Tour £2 per person

Affiliated Societies Free for up to 55 people
Free entry for the driver and group organiser

Key events in 2017

Why not plan your group visit to coincide with one of our inspiring events? 


Tulips and visitors at Harlow Carr2526 Nov & 910 Dec Christmas Shopping Showcase
23 Nov–30 Dec (Thur–Sat) ‘Glow’ Winter Illuminations - NEW
1–3, 8–10 & 15–24 Dec Magic of Christmas

Key events in 2018

8 Jan–25 Feb Bath House Exhibition: Japanese gardens
9–12 Apr National Gardening Week
5–6 May Tulip, Daffodil and Rhododendron show
6 May Plant Heritage Spring Plant Fair
9–10 June Bonsai Weekend
22–24 June Harlow Carr Flower Show
July & Aug Music Sundays – every Sunday
14–15 July Sweetpea Weekend
1 Aug Yorkshire Day Celebrations
4–5 Aug Orchid Weekend
11–12 Aug Carnivorous Plant Weekend
1 Sept–31 Oct Sculpture Trail
2 Sept Plant Heritage Autumn Plant Fair
2–3 Sept Tender Plant Show 
8–9 Sept Real Ale & Food Festival
15–16 Sept Cyclamen Society Weekend - NEW
28–30 Sept Festival of Trees
13–14 Oct Alpine Weekend
24–28 Oct NFG Apple Display
10–11, 24–25 Nov & 8–9 Dec Christmas Shopping Showcase
22 Nov–29 Dec 'Glow' Winter Illuminations  
30 Nov–2 Dec, 7–9 & 14–24 Dec Magic of Christmas

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