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.
Old Magnesia Well Pump Room Grand Opening: Friends of Valley Gardens are pleased to announce that the restoration of the Old Magnesia Well Pump Room and Gardens has been completed. The building will be formally opened to the public
at a ceremony on Tuesday, 6th October commencing at 4.30 for 5.00pm. We are honoured that Malcolm Neesam, M Phil, Freeman of the Borough of Harrogate, will lead the ceremony. The Mayor and Mayoress of Harrogate, Councillor Nigel Simms and Mrs Lynne Simms will also be in attendance. FOVG wish to express their thanks to the members, sponsors, funders and donors for their support.
We are also pleased that our information panel is now on display near the Peat Garden adjacent to the Old Magnesia Well Pump Room. You can download a copy by clicking on the icon below:
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 email@example.com. All proceeds are applied towards the restoration, maintenance, and refurbishment of Valley Gardens.
Recent tour for the Leeds Paxton Friday Forum lead by Jane Blayney
2015 1940’s Day a Wonderful Success! Thanks to everyone who supported our 5th annual 1940’s Open Day. Please click here for additional information and links to our photo galleries.
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