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“Plant Fair a bonus”

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Ranked #4 of 83 things to do in Harrogate
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We were not aware that they were holding both a Plant Fair and a Craft Fair on the day of our visit. It was very interesting and we came away with some good planting ideas. The site had some areas roped off for compaction to be dealt with on the grass walkways, but this didn't detract from the enjoyment of the gardens. We had a cream tea in Betty's coffee shop, the queue was shorter than that in the town itself. The shop is stocked with a wide variety of books and gifts, but we were disappointed with the range of plants. I think we thought that for a RHS garden we would have found some more obscure plants, but only found what would be available in a local garden centre. All in all we spent an enjoyable 6 hours looking round.
Just a note if you take the bus to Harlow Carr and ask for a Heritage ticket, this entitles you to half price entry into the gardens. Our thanks to the lady in the Tourist Information Centre for passing on this tip.

Thank janiceplunkett
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

interesting gardens entrance price fair but voluntary charity admission is worded so it is difficult to refuse bettys catering facilities very crowded and expensive shop excellent

Thank CleethorpesGtfcfan
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had a wonderful day out at harlow carr, the weather made it perfect. My 8 year old son loved t he tree house and the logness monster. We ate our picnic at the side of a pond which was very peaceful, even though it was so busy there was plenty of space. I loved the gardens through the ages. We had a tea and scone at bettys quite expensive but nice for as treat. We would love to return who when the flowers are in full bloom.

Thank Paula949
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

A lot to see. Went on a bank holiday. Annoyingly some of the gardens were closed. No discount for this. Otherwise a highly enjoyable day out. Warning that ice creams are almost £3 for a one because run by Bettys who have anime to keep up. Car parking is easy and free of charge

Thank Neil W
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

Less busy than town centre easy parking and a similar menu why would you queue on the high street just to say you have been?

Thank Tobylerone66
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