Harrogate’s Award-Winning Park

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Valley Gardens, located in the heart of Harrogate, is famous for its beauty and is highly regarded throughout the United Kingdom. The Friends group was formed in order to offer the public the opportunity to support this valuable park. We work in partnership with Harrogate Borough Council to guide the Park’s future use and development. We are a registered charity number 1148369. Our President is Martin Fish.

Presentations about Valley Gardens can now be Booked: The following informative presentations are now available to be booked with proceeds in aid of Friends of Valley Gardens.
  • “Restorations Completed and Being Undertaken” by Jane Blayney. Please call 07794 583 888
  • “A Greater Understanding of Japanese Garden Design and How It Is Reflected in the UK” by Ann Beeby. Please call 07966 729 299
Tours of Valley Gardens and the Old Magnesia Pump Room Now Available: Friends of Valley Gardens are now offering tours of Valley Gardens and the Old Magnesia Pump Room as well as presentations to community groups about Valley Gardens. If you are interested in scheduling a tour or a presentation, please contact our Chairman, Jane Blayney at jane.blayney23@gmail.com. All proceeds are applied towards the restoration, maintenance, and refurbishment of Valley Gardens.
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Recent tour for the Leeds Paxton Friday Forum lead by Jane Blayney

Historical Images Gallery Updated
Hundreds additional historic images have been added to the site. Please click here to view the new galleries.

Friends Pages
For current information about Friends’ activities and events, please visit our Friends Pages.
To learn more about
Friends of Valley Gardens, click here.
To learn more about Valley Gardens, click here.

The main entrance to Valley Gardens is situated at the junction of Cornwall Road, Valley Drive and Royal Parade Harrogate. Post Code HG1 2SZ. See our maps page for additional information.

Additional Links
Follow these links for additional information
Harrogate Borough Council Parks and Open Spaces
Harrogate Borough Council - Valley Gardens
Band Concerts in Valley Gardens (Held weekly in June, July, and Aug)
Games in Parks information from Harrogate Borough Council
Harrogate in Bloom
Gardens Harrogate (which includes a crossword puzzle about Valley Gardens)
Harrogate Flower Shows
Friends of Valley Gardens 1940’s Day
Skateboard/BMX Park Valley Gardens Facebook Page
RHS Harlow Carr - There is a wonderful walk from Valley Gardens through the Pinewoods to RHS Harlow Carr. You can download the RHS brochure here.
Friends of Harlow Carr
Pinewoods Conservation Group
Harrogate Tourist Information Centre
Sun Pavilion
Claro Marine Modelers
Claro Orienteering Club - There is an orienteering trail for beginners in Valley Gardens and another intermediate trail in the Pinewoods. Maps are available at the Tourist Information Center.
BBC Valley Gardens in Pictures
The Duchy Vixen - News and Information about the Duchy Area in Harrogate
Harrogate Mumbler