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just a quick question, I'm off to Harlow Carr at the weekend. Anybody have an idea as to how long I will need for my visit?


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,779

    Depends how long you linger or whether you march straight through. We spent an afternoon, but you might do it in 2 hours. But it was July then.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Andy LeedsAndy Leeds Posts: 518

    Depends if you are factoring a trip to Betty's (expect to queue for a table for up to 30 mins, but cream teas are well worth it image).  There are a few paths to follow, but generally it's a loop with a stream walk through the middle.

    Also depends if there are kids in tow - there are a few climbing frames / wooden forts etc that would keep them occupied for as long as you let them.

    Then there's the obligatory shop and plants to buy, that could be another 30-60 mins.

    Enjoy it - I haven't been there since late winter, so will be looking good now :-)

  • ThejazzThejazz Posts: 20

    Thanks for the help. I had a great three hours( including a Betty's butty) Plants just changing seasons. I forgot they are a week or so behind us in Cheshire. It was fab, will go back in mid summer perhaps. 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,570

    I can spend all day there. Break for lunch, mooch around the plant centre and book bit. Bettys in Harrogate for dinner afterwards.

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