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.
2015 40’s Day Coming Soon!: Our 5th annual 1940’s Open Day has been scheduled for 28th June 2015. It will include a flypast by a Spitfire, weather permitting. Please save the date! You can download a flyer by clicking the thumbnail below.
For Further information and details about booking a stand, please go to www.harrogate1940s.com
Autumn/Winter 2014 Newsletter Available:
Please click here to download your copy of our Autumn/Winter 2014 Newsletter. It is quite a large file so please be patient. The wait is worth it!
Valley Gardens Featured in BBC’s Countryfile Magazine, Christmas Issue, 28th Nov 2014: Click below for the full article.
Historical Images Gallery Updated
Hundreds additional historic images have been added to the site. Please click here to view the new galleries.
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.
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
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