The Garden landscape at Harewood has been intimately bound to the House from its beginning. In 1758, as the proportions and foundations of the House were being laid out, the shape of the surrounding landscape was being determined by the designer Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.
Although others had enhanced the landscape before him, Brown's interpretation of the Classical landscape with subtly altered hills and valleys, naturalistic plantings of trees and the characteristic serpentine lake form the idyllic rural setting to the Palladian Country House and its subsequent garden developments.
Other garden designers followed Brown, resulting in the planting of Pleasure Grounds that extend from the lake, to the south west of the House, up through the parkland to the north.
This year Harewood's beautiful gardens have scooped a Gold Award in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition, and our show border at the Spring Harrogate Flower Show won a Silver Award.
Over 100 acres of award-winning gardens and walks set within rolling parkland surrounding the House and lakeside here at Harewood
The Terrace: magnificent formal garden designed by Sir Charles Barry in the 1840s
The Harewood Himalayan Garden: a real gem of a garden, rare and exotic plants from the Himalayas including the unique Harewood Stupa
The Walled Garden: the oldest garden at Harewood and currently being redeveloped and restored to a working kitchen garden with modern and heritage varieties of fruit trees and vegetables
This year as part of Royal Harewood, an on-going project to explore the collections of HRH Princess Mary who lived at Harewood for most of her life, you'll see our 'Dig for Victory' bed in the Walled Garden has been expanded, allowing visitors to discover more about the history of the Gardens.
You can find suggested Garden Walks here...explore the Gardens at Harewood!
Our Plant Stall will be open from mid-May, located outside the Bookshop throughout the Summer months. We'll have had some fabulous plants for sale, from simple pots of herbs to various rarer specimens from the Himalayan Garden, plus an exclusive and limited availability stock of our new rose 'Yorkshire Princess' named in honour of HRH Princess Mary. All these plants have been cultivated by the garden’s team – take a look on your next visit!