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Valley Gardens

Cornwall Road | Harrogate, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
+44 1423 500600
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Lovely garden in a beautiful city

When the rain stopped and the evening sun appeared we took a stroll through these lovely gardens... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Lovely walk through well planted park

Really pretty & gentle walk through the interesting planted garden part leads you to a nice cafe... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Warwick, United Kingdom
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Valley Gardens is a beautiful Park in Low Harrogate, perfect for a relaxed stroll or for a family day out. It is an English Heritage Grade II Listed Garden covering 17 acres of formal gardens, leisure activities and woodland. Historical buildings and the semi-covered Colonades sit nestled amongst a wide variety of shrub, flower and herbaceous beds. The adventure play area is immensely popular especially during the summer season when the paddling pool is a refreshing way to cool down. There are a wide range of sporting activities to try during your visit including; tennis, crazy golf, table tennis, disc golf, pitch and putt as well as a skatepark. For music lovers, band concerts take place on Sunday afternoons throughout the summer.
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Cornwall Road | Harrogate, Harrogate HG1 2SZ, England
+44 1423 500600
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When the rain stopped and the evening sun appeared we took a stroll through these lovely gardens sited in the centre of Harrowgate. They were laid out in the 18th century when Harrowgate was a much visited town for its spa and spring waters. There...More

Thank PeterBri
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Really pretty & gentle walk through the interesting planted garden part leads you to a nice cafe then on to a seriously well equipped kids part. Popular place for dog walkers, and despite the signs saying dogs had to be on leads there were way...More

Thank Johnfcooper
Reviewed 5 days ago

Harrogate is a lovely town with much to see and admire. The Valley Gardens are beautifully maintained and always a highlight of our visit.

Thank worldtraveller635920
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Japanese garden is now complete! Although the planting is still very immature it will look great when it is settled. This was a very neglected part of the gardens and it is great to see it looking so good. The Dahlia border has been...More

Thank Abi C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Valley Gardens are absolutely beautiful for walking round - and especially if one has dogs which can be let off at the top end to run free (if well behaved). The gardens are kept very well indeed and all the flower beds are so...More

Thank 996christinen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised by these gardens. The colonnade was very impressive. Varied planting and themed areas. Direct access to the pine woods and then on to the RHS gardens at Harlow Carr.

Thank Alan D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though it is September there are so many beautiful beds to see whilst walking along winding pathways in the autumn sunshine. Great that cycles are not allowed so walking was lovely and relaxing. So many different plants to see giving gardeners a great insight...More

Thank Donnahousewife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gardens are beautifully maintained. There is a large variety of trees and a stunning array of floral displays. Plus ponds and specific mini gardens eg Japenese, a cafe, activity areas, and walks towards the Pinewoods. These are the most delightful gardens.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of Harrogate's most spectacular destinations. Historic water wells interspersed with dramatic flower beds. Good children's playground and coffee shop. Let the pressures of life melt away.

Thank ianwine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolute must see if you're visiting Harrogate. Free parking at Harlow Carr and a lovely walk through Valley Gardens into the town centre.

Thank P1PM
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Debbie B
31 May 2017|
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Response from Nadz A | Reviewed this property |
There are 2 entrance of the valley gardens you can park at the street out side but you need to be back within 2 hours , another option is you can park in town centre near harrogate library xx
20 January 2017|
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Response from Abi C | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are supposed to be kept on a lead but nobody seems to adhere to this. Just like the no cycling, no scooters and no roller skating rule, it is broken all the time. I think the Portuguese guy was being sarcastic in his... More