There’s something for everyone at RHS Garden Harlow Carr this winter. With our spectacular Glow illuminations, visits to see Santa and some fabulous Christmas shopping opportunities – it will be a Christmas season to remember!

What’s on for Christmas 2019

Glow winter illuminations

Immerse yourself in the festive season with an illuminated adventure at Harlow Carr. As dusk falls, special lighting effects bring a touch of colour and magic to the garden. The enchanting trail finishes at a festive-themed marquee.

Stories with Santa

In line with guidance on social distancing, we regret to inform you that we are not running ‘Stories with Santa’ in 2020. We very much hope to welcome Santa and his helpers back in 2021.

Snuggle up in Santa’s grotto for a classic Christmas tale and sing-along with Santa. Children will receive a small gift too.

The Magic of Christmas

Put on your best Christmas jumper and get in the festive spirit with a Christmas trail and crafts, plus make your own magic reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve.

Free with normal garden admission.

Winter Walk

December – early April

Wrap-up warm and wander the Winter Walk. Discover the amazing colours, scents and textures of the garden in winter – from vibrant stems to sculptural seedheads and rich, glossy berries.

Free with normal garden admission.

Shop and Plant Centre

Discover a world of festive inspiration in our Shop and Bookshop, with a range of botanically inspired tree decorations, exclusive Christmas cards and delicious food and drink. Browse our RHS exclusive ranges of homeware, stationery and gardening tools and accessories.

Visit the Plant Centre for the chance to buy Christmas trees, wreaths and seasonal plants for the home and garden.

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