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 review covers the teaching garden. This is tucked away at the southern end of the gardens and overlooks the lake.
Harlow Carr has always had an important teaching function. The stylish “Bramall Learning Centre”:http://www.williambirch.co.uk/services/sustainable-construction/case-studies/item/bramall-learning-centre-harlow-carr-harrogate has three classrooms and is used to deliver free workshops for schools, colleges and adults. It also has a large library.
Adjacent to it is the teaching garden which provides hands on experience. Like the Vegetable garden, crops are grown in raised plots and showcases different ways to increase garden productivity. We were particularly impressed by a water but which was used to grow salad crops in small pots on the sides.
There is also a wild life pond and hedgehog friendly plot with different ideas to increase wildlife in a garden.