The other side of RHS Harlow Carr

On the last occasion we went to Harlow Carr gardens near Harrogate, we noticed a wood on the other side of the fence. This intrigues me, not least because I wanted to know how to access it.

So, with today being the last of my holidays it seemed a brilliant opportunity to get up there and investigate. And I’m glad I did!

As it turns out, the wood is still part of RHS Harlow Carr, except you don’t need membership to access it…. As it is a wild area, it makes you wonder what the whole of the property would originally have been like.

Anyway, here are a few snapshots of what we saw today, including what I now understand to be a spring on a contour.


these daffodils are actually outside the garden centre rather than in the wood


my daughter named this ‘the tree of life’ and used it as an aide memoire in case we walked back the way we had come


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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4 Responses to The other side of RHS Harlow Carr

  1. mybrightlife says:

    Always fun to see what is on the other side!

  2. Woods are wonderful to investigate aren’t they? I adore the smell of the vegetation. We have a small native forest on our land – which I just love losing myself in from time to time.

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