Due to a number of roadworks near the garden and the surrounding area please allow extra time for your journey – the garden remains open as normal.

Father Christmas at a door with Christmas wreath

There's something for everyone at RHS Garden Harlow Carr during winter. With our spectacular Glow garden iluminations, visits to Santa and some fabulous Christmas shopping opportunities - it will be a Christmas season to remember! Events for Christmas 2019 will be announced later in the year

What was on at Harlow Carr 2018


Visitors enjoyed RHS Garden Harlow Carr in a different light  as special lighting effects brought a touch of magic. You could follow the illuminated trail around the magnificent trees and shrubs as dusk fell and see the lake, Winter Walk, Streamside and Doric columns as never seen before.

Visitor at Glow at Harlow Carr

Stories With Santa at Harlow Carr

Santa and Mrs Claus with a young visitor
Younger visitors enjoyed a classic Christmas tale, had a sing-along and a story with the man himself and got a small gift too.

There was also the chance to take a quick walk around our Winter Garden, take part in our Christmas craft activity and maybe make some magical reindeer food to take home with you.

The Magic of Christmas

A chance to follow our Christmas trail and try a seasonal craft or two. Who entered  the Christmas jumper competition?

Christmas handcrafted decorations

Christmas shopping

Christmas teddies on a tree by the fire
There was a world of festive inspiration in our Gift and Book Shop, with a wonderful range of unique, botanically inspired tree decorations, exclusive Christmas cards, delicious food and drink, and everything else you could wish for over the Christmas period.   

Our RHS Exclusive ranges continued to bloom. Fabulous Fern items for the home, colourful feminine Anemone bags and stationery, and beautiful Beetles gardening tools and accessories all made for great gifting over the festive season. 

Our Plant Centre showcased the best of seasonal colour. From berried plants for the garden to attract wildlife, beautiful red Poinsettias for the home, through to glorious British-grown Christmas wreaths and trees.


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