Guide To Harrogate
|| People flock from
across the Yorkshire region to enjoy Harrogate’s
beautiful green spaces and award-winning gardens,
providing the town with an unusual and natural cultural
The Valley Gardens [map] provide some of the most beautiful
floral displays in the area. This is the place for lazing
around on a sunny afternoon and catching a brass band
performing on the pavilion or letting the little ones
splash about in the paddling pool. The whole family can
also enjoy the miniature golf on offer.
The Royal Horticulture Society Garden, Harlow
Carr [map] at Cragg Lane, is something very special indeed.
Incorporating 68 of England’s most beautifully landscaped
acres, this visitor attraction has become something of
a Mecca for anyone who has ever longed for green fingers.
Spend a whole day at these amazing gardens and you can
also enjoy the Museum of Gardening, a restaurant,
gift shop and model village.
The very heart of the town centre has its own gardens
in the shape of Montpellier. This is a floral area that
runs the whole length of Montpellier Parade and provides
a great place to contemplate the miracles of nature whilst
taking a breather from the bustling centre of Harrogate.
If you’re planning a day out during your stay in
Harrogate, don’t forget to head out on the nature
trail and visit the many gardens in Ripon and Knaresborough.
Ripon has a particularly delightful Spa Garden in its
city centre and it is here that you can soak up the sun
and listen to music that drifts from the Victorian Band
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