RHS Garden Harlow Carr

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Date of travel

July, 2020

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Family including children under 16

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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. This covers the kitchen garden which is always one of my favourite parts of any garden.

The kitchen garden was originally developed to showcase what fruits and vegetables could be successfully grown on a windy site on heavy clay soils. The garden is set out in a series of raised beds. Not only do they allow the soil to warm up quickly in the spring, they also make life a lot easier for more elderly gardeners!

An archway of apple trees leads from the colourful borders into the garden. Not only is it a decorative feature, it maximises space too. At the other end of the garden is a decorative willow arch, again another sculptural feature.

A three year crop rotation is in place to maintain fertility and decrease pest infections. Flowers and herbs growing among the vegetables help to deter pests as well as attracting pollinating insects. Sweet peas scent the air. In fact this is more scented than the scented garden.

There are small herb gardens outside the main garden, again showing how many different herbs can be grown in a small area.


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