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5 great things about Spring in Harrogate

With the clocks springing forward an hour on Sunday 28th March, here are 5 things which make Harrogate such a lovely place to be in Spring.

Last Saturday marked the first day of Spring and with it the days are getting longer, daffodils are blooming and I’m sure many of us have spotted a lamb or two in the fields!

With the clocks springing forward an hour on Sunday 28th March, here are 5 things which make Harrogate such a lovely place to be in Spring.

1. Cherry Blossoms on The Stray

The Stray, Harrogate’s very own 200 acres of historic parkland, has avenues of cherry trees that were planted to celebrate the Queen’s coronation in 1953.

The blossoming trees arch over the pathways creating a scenic tunnel of beautiful pink cherry blossom.

Each spring, these trees burst into bloom brightening the winter gloom for up to 14 days.

2. Betty’s Easter Window display

Betty’s cafe and tea rooms are a huge asset to Harrogate town centre with their irresistible sweet treats and impeccable service.

Due to reopen their shop on April 12th, why not take a stroll and view their remarkable window display which never fails to impress with intricately decorated Easter eggs and indulgent Easter treats.

You won’t be able to resist popping in and buying something for yourself or a loved one!

3. Valley Gardens

In Spring, the Valley Gardens come alive with colour as the sun begins to beam and the ground becomes covered in patches of flourishing, cheerful daffodils and primroses.

By late April and early May, the gardens are then carpeted with bluebells and violets.

On a particularly sunny day you can enjoy an ice cream from Ripley ice cream whilst you take in the beautiful views.

4. RHS Harlow Carr

From waves of bright spring bulbs to enchanting rhododendrons in the woodland, spring is a joy at Harlow Carr gardens.

Walking through these perfumed gardens are a perfect way to blow away those winter cobwebs.

With lockdown restrictions easing, you can enjoy refreshments from the Betty’s Harlow Carr tea house from the 29th March.

5. Brimham Rocks

Fill your lungs with fresh, spring air whilst following the spring trail organised by the National Trust.

You’ll be greeted with spectacular views over Nidderdale as well as the many amazing rock formations.

Get walking and take a well earned picnic to enjoy along the way!

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