Celebrating 20 years in business with prestigious project at RHS Harlow Carr.

This summer we are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Helen Taylor Garden Design. We are delighted to be able to mark this special year with our involvement in a very prestigious project at the Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Harlow Carr in Harrogate. We have been appointed to redesign the visitor entrance to the garden and from there, the main route east to the Bramall Learning Centre and west along what is known as the ‘Sun Border’ to the Kitchen Garden. These areas haven’t been updated as a whole since the RHS took over the care of the garden in 2001.

The aim of the project is to improve the arrival area and main routes that run across the top of the 58-acre garden. Paths will be upgraded and new permanent seating areas created.  Planting will be chosen to provide shelter and structure and to frame key garden vistas. New signage and interpretation will help orientation.

We will be working closely with R.H.S Harlow Carr’s Curator Paul Cook and the garden team. We’re thrilled to have this fantastic opportunity to improve these key routes at Harlow Carr. Most of the work we do is private garden design so it will be great to design a space which will be enjoyed by so many visitors.

Paul said: “I was very impressed with HTGD’s design ideas and enthusiasm for the project. This is an exciting opportunity to re-think visitor flows and public routes around the garden and I’m looking forward to working closely with these local garden designers who bring an understanding of the garden and the local area.

Photo 1: Helen Taylor, Ian Campbell with curator Paul Cook at RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate


Photo 2: One of the existing main path intersections near the garden entrance which will be redesigned.


Photo 3: The Sun Border as existing.


Photo 4: The route to the Bramall Learning Centre as existing

Helen Taylor