21–29 September 2019: Harrogate is hosting the UCI Road World Cycling Championships. Due to road closures, vehicle access to Harlow Carr will be restricted – please plan your visit carefully. Find out more

Get set to grow this May half-term with garden-themed family fun at Harlow Carr.

Kids can get hands-on at our Children’s Gardening Weekend (25 – 26 May 2019) and the whole family can enjoy a seasonal garden trail and Get Set, Grow activities running throughout the week (25 May – 2 June 2019).

Children’s Gardening Weekend (25 – 26 May)

Watch children’s entertainers, the Garden Detectives, perform throughout the weekend on the main lawn.

Get hands-on in the activities marquee 11am – 4pm:

  • Pot up a tomato plant with Plant Heritage – take it home and watch it grow!
  • Hunt for orchids with the Harrogate Orchid Society
  • Learn how to make your garden butterfly friendly with Butterfly Conservation
  • Sow sweet peas with the National Sweet Pea Society – take home and enjoy all summer
  • Join the Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers Association for candle making and demonstrations at the beehives
  • Make your own bird feeder to encourage birds to your garden

Get Set, Grow! activities

Drop-in to the learning centre for daily  activities:

Monday 27 May
Craft workshops:
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 3pm (Sunley room)
Tuesday 28 May
Garden detectives:
11am, 1pm and 3pm (Jubilee room)
Enjoy storytelling, poetry and rhymes with the Garden Detectives
Wednesday 29 May
Craft workshops:
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 3pm (Sunley room)

Thursday 30 May
Birds of prey demonstrations:
Meet the birds 10am – 3pm
Flying shows at 11am and 1pm
Friday 31 May
Craft workshops:
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 3pm (Sunley room)

Garden trail (25 May – 2 June)

Explore Harlow Carr with our family garden trail.


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