RHS Garden Harlow Carr:
RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire covers 27.5 hectares (68 acres). Set in a valley and very much a part of the Yorkshire countryside, the garden has a wide variety of growing landscapes, from running and still water to woodland and wildflower meadows. The Streamside is the jewel of the garden and blending into the Woodland, the trees along Streamside give shelter and moderate the climate where you will find rodgersias, darmeras, hostas, ferns and giant Gunnera, luxuriating in the moist, still conditions. Large blocks of candelabra primulas, irises and astilbes are also used to stunning effect. To add interest along the route, there are a number of bridges and cascades, as well as a beautiful wooden summerhouse, which is a recent addition.
Another outstanding feature, particularly in the Spring is the Alpine House. Affording a stunning view of the Woodland, the 24m (80ft) glass Alpine House provides a valuable setting for the display of alpines with over 2,00 in Harlow Carr’s collection. To complement the existing features of the Alpine Zone, new features outside include a series of raised dry stone beds, large stone spheres, recycled limestone and tufa, and large crevice plantings. .