RHS Garden Harlow Carr

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July, 2020

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I visited Harlow Carr Gardens with the family and have written a general review “here.”:http://www.silvertraveladvisor.com/review/attraction/204553-review-rhs-garden-harlow-carr

I came back with loads of pictures – too many to include in one review, so have decided to write more detailed reviews of the different parts of the garden with more pictures. I am starting with the main flower borders.

The Main Borders were a popular feature of the original garden and are as popular today. They run down to the stream with a the woodland beyond. They form a double border with a central grassy walk. There are conveniently placed seats to sit and enjoy the flowers. They are at their best in summer but have been designed to provide interest throughout the year, with a mix of perennial plants, grasses and small shrubs.

Some of the beds have been recently dug out in an attempt to eradicate bindweed which was threatening to take over the garden. The borders will be replanted when this has been successfully removed. Looking at them, there is still quite a lot of bindweed to be seen.

The newly planted Sun Border runs along the front of the shop and garden centre towards the Kitchen Garden. It has been planted out with brightly coloured annuals like poppies, cornflowers and pot marigolds and looked wonderful in July.

At the far end are two large flower beds, the Blue Border and the Yellow and Purple Border. These are a mix of many different plants picked for their colour and show how effective a single colour scheme can be using different varieties of flowers of that colour.


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