RHS Garden Visit - Harlow Carr
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This early spring visit to Harlow Carr will take in the arrival of many of our favourite spring bulbs and the daffodils should really be getting going. Harlow Carr is planted in such a way as to ensure there is always lots to see regardless of the season - it has a famous Winter Walk, for example. It is impossible not to be inspired by what is happening in the garden here and we are sure to get lots of ideas for our own outdoor spaces - whether they be a window box, a veg patch, a wildlife friendly space or a formal border. The best thing about the day is that we'll enjoy the garden together and meet fellow enthusiasts.
Walking boots are recommended as paths can become a bit muddy in places. Bring your waterproofs just in case - it is Yorkshire in March, after all. Harlow Carr is on a sloping site but has worked hard on its accessibility.
Please note that RHS Members get free admission and can also take one guest in free of charge. The standard adult admission price is £15.85 but anyone on Universal / Pension / Working Credit; Housing Benefit; Income Support; Jobseeker's Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance can get admission for £1. Proof of benefit receipt is needed on arrival at the garden. There is also a discount for anyone arriving by bus, cycle or on foot.
OutdoorLads makes no charge for this event. All monies are payable to the RHS.
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This is one of a series of events being offered in the new Culture and Heritage activities category. These events are designed to be highly accessible to all ODL members and and to potential new members. During lockdown, a couple of online gardening events were held and proved to be very popular. They showed that many of our members are keen gardeners or have an interest in aspects of horticulture. It is hoped that if these garden visits prove popular, we can offer many more events across the country and throughout the year so that we can join together to enjoy the very rich tradition of horticulture and explore the many heritage sites that are adorned by fantastic gardens all around the UK.
What to bring
Walking boots are recommended as paths can become a bit muddy in places. Bring your waterproofs just in case
Food & drink
There is a Bettys Cafe Tea Room for indoor dining at Harlow Carr as well as takeaway options (also run by Bettys). These can get very busy, especially at weekends. It is recommended that you bring your own drink and some food in case we cannot access the on-site facilities (and this will help keep the costs down!).