RHS Gardens Harlow Carr Harrogate
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Walking Aid, Wheelchair
Harlow Carr Gardens in Harrogate, is a tranquil experience, full of natural beauty. The gardens are set in 58 acres of amazing landscaped gardens. The visit to these wonderful gardens is enriching and relaxing and a highly recommended day out. The specially designed suitable paths provided are ideal for wheelchair accessibility, and push chairs. There is free car parking available all year round, with excellent accessible parking close to the front entrance for disabled visitors, and parent parking bays. There is a gentle sloped access ramp from the road crossing down to the main entrance of Harlow Carr Gardens. The entrance to the gardens is via the admissions area though automatic doors. There are toilets within the main building and other several other toilets in the gardens including accessible toilets that will accommodate wheelchair users. There is plenty of seating available in and around the gardens at various heights and all have arm rests. This gives visitors the chance to rest whilst enjoying the gardens. The seasonal blooms offer a fragrant scent as you explore. Harlow Carr has wheelchairs and mobility scooters available to hire from the main entrance, booking ahead is always advisable, however visitors can also bring their own. Registered assistance dogs are also permitted in the grounds, shop and the famous Betty's tearoom. Portable induction loops are also available for visitors on request. Not all the garden is accessible for wheelchairs, however there is a suggested route for mobility scooters/and wheelchairs to follow. there are exhibitions in the Old Bath House throughout the year. there is also the Bramall learning centre, this has a fully accessible lift, library and toilets. The staff are friendly and extremely helpful and they help to ensure you have a great day out. Enjoy a cup of Betty’s Yorkshire tea in this magical setting!
Transport & Parking
I drove into the first large car park on the left hand side, with disabled access close to the entrance of the gardens. There was a short walk from the car park down a gentle slop, there are are 3 steps if you prefer to walk down steps. There is a drop off/collection point available at Crag Lane adjacent to the shop building.
There is disabled access, lifts, several accessible toilets, induction loops, large print maps, wheelchair hire and registered assistance dogs are permitted
Fully accessible toilets, with hand rails, and plenty of room for manoeuvring an wheelchair.
absolutely fabulous, and very helpful.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
I would highly recommend this scenic setting, its a great day out. We are planning our next visit again in October.