With the unexpected sunshine across North Yorkshire, colour and life is bursting from every corner of RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate. Visitors from all walks of life have descended upon the beautiful garden to enjoy time in the sun.
Liz Thwaite, Head of Site at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, says: ‘Although summer feels a little late this year, it is undeniable that it has now arrived. Harlow Carr is looking absolutely stunning, and the colour and growth is only going to get better as the season develops. We hope, like everyone, that the weather will last, as it’s wonderful to see so many people enjoying the garden.’
There is a vast array of flowers to marvel at in the garden; the admirable Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ dominates the Main Borders – a patchwork of deep purple and lilac (image attached) – and British bluebells in the woodland can just be caught before they hide from sight for another year.
Reminisce about the 2012 Olympics at the Queen Mary Lake, where wildflowers from the same company who supplied seed for the Olympic wildflower meadows are in full swing. A haven for wildlife, this new wildflower area adds to others around the garden, supporting our valuable pollinating insects and the wider environment (even more colour expected in the next couple of weeks).
And finally, Streamside is just about to explode into its full glory with the first of the candelabra primulas starting to bloom (see image attached). These banks will soon be blanketed in a kaleidoscope mix of dollymixture hues from the candelabra primula Harlow Carr hybrids.