Father Christmas at a door with Christmas wreath

There's something for everyone at RHS Garden Harlow Carr this winter. With our spectacular Glow garden iluminations, visits to Santa and some fabulous Christmas shopping opportunities - we'll help you make this a Christmas season to remember!

What's on at Harlow Carr


Visitor at Glow at Harlow Carr22 Nov - 29 Dec

Enjoy RHS Garden Harlow Carr in a different light  as special lighting effects bring a touch of magic. Follow the illuminated trail around the magnificent trees and shrubs as dusk falls. See the lake, Winter Walk, Streamside and Doric columns as you’ve never seen them before. Thursday–Saturday from 4.30pm – 8pm, with the last admission at 7pm. Reduced entry applies after 4.30pm. 

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Stories With Santa at Harlow Carr

Santa and Mrs Claus with a young visitor
30 Nov - 24 Dec

Enjoy a classic Christmas tale, have a sing-along and a story with the man himself and get a small gift too - if you've been good!

With your e-ticket, you can enter the garden up to an hour before your session time with Mr & Mrs Claus to have 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.

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The Magic of Christmas

Christmas handcrafted decorations
30 Nov - 24 Dec

Follow our Christmas trail and try a seasonal craft or two. Don't forget to enter the Christmas jumper competition!

Christmas shopping

Christmas teddies on a tree by the fire
Discover a world of festive inspiration in our Gift and Book Shop. We have 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 continue to bloom. Fabulous Fern items for the home, colourful feminine Anemone bags and stationery, and beautiful Beetles gardening tools and accessories all make for great gifting over the festive season. 

Our Plant Centre will be showcasing 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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