The Valley Gardens are English Heritage Grade II Listed gardens in the Montpellier Quarter of Harrogate and open all year round to enjoy for free. My grandparents visited Harrogate this weekend, and after a trip to Bettys (previous review here) we wandered down to Valley Gardens to burn off all the cake! While we love going for just a stroll, it was lovely to get my more knowledgeable grandparents to explain all the plants we saw- although we still haven’t figured out what the giant rhubarb looking plant was….
Despite it being the beginning of autumn, the gardens were still very colourful and full of the final blooms of the flowers. I can imagine in a few weeks when the leaves of the trees turn it will be even more beautiful! It is a huge area to stroll around, and you can even reach RHS Harlow Carr (another review here) if you walk through it for long enough. Throughout the year there are events and concerts on and has great little areas for kids to play in, as well as a little café and ice cream shop, so there’s something for everyone.
There’s not a lot more to say about it, but hopefully the pictures will give you a bit of an idea about what it’s like, and if you’re in Harrogate persuade you to make a visit.