Harlow Carr 2

Visual Art North meeting: RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Event info

With a careful and safe return to ‘face to face’ meetings we would like to take this opportunity to invite you to an outdoor meet with Visual Art North [VAN] group members for a day of creating some beautiful images at the RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate.

RHS Harlow Carr is located not too far from Harrogate town centre. Car Parking at the site is free but if you arrive by train or live locally and want to walk to the gardens it is a lovely stroll from the Valley Gardens, and up through Pine Woods, which takes approximately an hour at a leisurely pace.

Sitting in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, Harlow Carr offers a variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water, to woodland and wildflower meadows. Highlights include the lavish main borders, bursting with generous prairie-style planting, and the lush, moisture-loving plants around Streamside. Also, discover the amazing ‘The Four Seasons’ – created by American artist and filmmaker Philip Haas’ incredible three-dimensional interpretations of renaissance inspired paintings, sculptures to celebrate the changing seasons created for garden lovers.

This will be an all-day event running from 10:30 to around 16:00. There will be lots of photographic opportunity to explore the gardens as well as the town itself with its unique spa heritage, busy thriving streets and shops, and the vast open space surrounding the town called the Stray.

It would be wonderful to create some beautiful images with unique approaches that reflect the gardens and surrounding area.

We will meet in the education centre on the site (Jubilee Room) and have access to this room all-day for lunch and coffee breaks.

Meet Point: The Jubilee Room in the visitors’ education centre.

Programme for the day

10:15 – 10:30 Arrival, tea/coffee

10:30 – 10:45 Welcome & Introductions

10:45 – 12:00 Photography in the gardens

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch break

Lunch is not provided in the cost but there are two Betty’s café/take outs for purchases on site. Alternatively bring your own and you may find some lovely seated areas amongst the gardens.

13:00 –15:00 Photography part 2 your choice

15:30 – 16:00 Refreshments, tea/coffee

16:00 Wrap up and close

Dress appropriately for walking and any inclement weather. We look forward to meeting everyone on the day.

Event contacts: Chris Goodacre: email chrisgoodacre43@gmail.com

Located in: RHS Garden Harlow Carr Address: Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate. North Yorkshire HG3 1QB Phone: RHS Garden Harlow Carr Main Office – 01423 565418

Getting there

By Car –

RHS Garden Harlow Carr is situated on Crag Lane, off Otley Road [B6162] approximately a mile and half from the centre of Harrogate. If you have a large vehicle or one with a tow bar, the request is to park in car park two or three.

On Foot –

A lovely walk runs from Valley Gardens in Harrogate, up through the Pine Woods to RHS Garden Harlow Carr, taking approximately an hour at a leisurely pace. Maps can be obtained from Harrogate Tourist Information Centre or RHS Garden Harlow Carr.

By Train –

The closest station is Harrogate [1 ½ miles] For times and tickets see the National Rail website.

PHOTO: Chris Goodacre LRPS

Event Organiser

Chris Goodacre LRPS


Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected.

If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.


RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Crag Lane