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Welcome
The Friends Of Valley Gardens restore, maintain and enhance the area known as Valley Gardens and promote the Spa history and heritage of the area. Valley Gardens is open 24 hours a day throughout the year. We work in partnership with Harrogate Borough Council. We are a registered charity number 1148369. Our President is Martin Fish. Friends Of Valley Gardens are supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.


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Bulletins
Friends of Valley Gardens Win Platinum Award in the 2017 Yorkshire in Bloom Open Spaces Category! Congratulations to all the volunteer gardeners and thanks for all the extra shifts you put in to bring the Gardens up the this standard. Also congratulations and thanks to Simon Collier, HBC Head Gardener, and his team for all their support.

FOVG General Meeting to be Held on 21st Oct at RHS Harlow Carr: FOVG will hold a General meeting on Saturday, 21 October 2017, at 10.00 am in the Jubilee Room, Bramall Centre, RHS Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate HG3 1QB. After the meeting FOVG members and their guests will be permitted FREE ENTRY into Harlow Carr Gardens for the remainder of the day. RSVP ESSENTIAL to Peter Blayney, preferably by email to pjblayney@gmail.com, by 16 October latest. Please click here for more details and to download an admission certificate.

Valley Gardens Head Gardner, Simon Collier Walked Coast to Coast to Raise Funds: HBC’s head gardener in Valley Gardens, Simon Collier, accompanied by his dog, Russell, Simon's brother, Michael, and good friend, Steve, have walked 84 miles spanning the length of Hadrian's Wall from Bowness to Wallsend. The walk, which was completed from 19th - 24th July, raised money to be divided equally between FOVG and Starbeck in Bloom. The total raised was a magnificent £1,342! A presentation of the funds to the beneficiaries will be made at 11.00 am on Tuesday, 19 Sep in Starbeck Park next to the Library. You are cordially invited to attend and add your congratulations to Simon for a job well done.

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here to see photos of the walk.

Seventh Annual Fabulous 1940s Open Day Hosts 39,000 Attendees: FOVG would like to thank the volunteers and attendees at the 1940s Day who helped to make this year’s event the most successful ever. The Harrogate Advertiser reports that more than 39,000 people enjoyed the beautiful weather and wonderful entertainment!

FOVG Newsletter: The latest edition of our newsletter, the Albatross, is now available. You can download a copy by clicking on the following link: Spring/Summer 2017

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.

Location
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.