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RHS garden, Harlow Carr.


By anget


We’re just back from a few days in York, and visited Harlow Carr gardens near Harrogate yesterday.
The weather was overcast and chilly but the gardens were still very colourful. And the eye was not distracted by flurries of flowers, so much easier to appreciate the permanent shrub and tree structures.

The vegetable garden looked very neat:

The alpine house was full of tiny treasures:

An intriguing insect house, very palatial!

Flower borders: salvias all in bloom:

The acers were an outstanding feature and there were a number of standout specimens of Sheila’s red favourite, ‘Osakazuki’!

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An Autumn outing in a beautiful lovely to see all the 💐 flowering Salvias.York is such an interesting city.

2 Nov, 2021


A very beautiful place. Amazing actually. Thanks for sharing your pictures, Anget.......especially with people like me who will have no opportunity to visit.

2 Nov, 2021


Thank you so much for sharing so many beautiful photos Ange! What a wonderful garden to visit … full of interest and autumn delights … definitely my favourite blog this season 🙂.

2 Nov, 2021


Thanks for sharing and nice to see other RHS gardens. The Autumn colours are knock this time of year, but I find it hard to capture on camera the beauty the eyes see

3 Nov, 2021


Harlow Carr in Harrogate, is one of my favourite places to visit. [its about 90 mins from me] In Spring the trilliums are beautiful too. In fact I haven't ever been when it hasn't been beautiful. We used to go every month when the girls were little.
Glad you enjoy the visit. There are some wonderful gardens near York.

I'm due to go in a couple of weeks.

3 Nov, 2021


Meadow, York is my favourite city. It was incredibly clean and tidy and very lively and friendly. We try and go every couple of years.

I'm glad you enjoyed the blog, Klahanie. I think it is the best of all the Roayal Horticultural Society's Gardens!

Thank you, Sheila. Definitely worth a visit at any time of year.

Agreed, Grandad. One does one's best with limited ability! ;-)

When I go back to York, SBG, I'll ask for your recommendations of gardens to visit. We found Stillingfleet Lodge last time we went, Vanessa Cooke's garden. Enjoy your next visit!

3 Nov, 2021


Thank you for taking me around Harlow Carr, it is years since I visited yorkshire and even longer since going to Harlow Carr, (at Primula flowering time). It looks so beautiful, with the colourful Autumn leaves.

3 Nov, 2021


That was a really enjoyable outing Ange. What a beautiful place it is - and still lovely even this late in the season.

3 Nov, 2021


Beautiful grounds, I enjoyed the alpine house too ... so interesting :)

4 Nov, 2021


Lovely tour and beautiful photos too, Ange! I've never been, but, I really ought to go.
That vivid acer is simply stunning!
I'm pleased you enjoyed your mini holiday!!!
Thanks for sharing 🤗

4 Nov, 2021


We've been when the bog primulas were flowering, too, Siris. What a stunning sight they are!

Glad you enjoyed the quick trot round, Stera.

You would love the alpine house, Hywel. It made me lust for a tiny one of my own!!

Well worth a visit, Kate, if you can find the time.

4 Nov, 2021


I hope you get one Anget :)

4 Nov, 2021


Hywel, could one grow alpines in a normal greenhouse or do they need special conditions?

5 Nov, 2021


Sheilabub, alpines, they are in greenhouses [Alpine house] to keep winter rains & wet off, not cold.

The RHS Wisley ones, and I assume Harlow as well, have open side slats as well as open ends [but all able to be closed if required]

Whenever I've visited all slats & doors are open in all weathers, in summer there are fans blowing to keep the ventilation high

So to answer the question, could be in a greenhouse but it would need a modifying to kind of work in reverse, cold in, heat out

5 Nov, 2021


Sheila yes they can be grown in any greenhouse. As Anget has said it is to stop them becoming too wet. They need plenty of drainage too.

5 Nov, 2021


Thank you 🙂.

7 Nov, 2021

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