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Gardens & Grounds

There are over 100 acres of gardens at Harewood. They are full of variety, with plants from all over the world. All this in the setting of a magnificent landscape created by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

Award Winning

Harewood’s Head Gardener, Trevor Nicholson, oversees the award winning landscape. Trevor aims “to put Harewood at the top of the list as a place for garden-lovers to visit.” He manages projects on the dazzling range of gardens at Harewood, including the Terrace, the Lakeside Garden, the Himalayan Garden and the Walled Garden. 

Family Fun

Children will enjoy the excitement and thrills of the Adventure Playground with its slides, swings and climbing frames – all with the café, picnic areas, ice cream kiosk and toilets close by.


You can also enjoy Harewood’s renowned Bird Garden, home to exotic species including penguins, owls, flamingos and parrots.

Why not adopt a bird and help support the Bird Garden’s crucial conservation work? For more information please click here.

The Boat

Our boat, The Capability, sets sail for tours of the Lake on weekends, bank holidays and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays during school holidays. Enjoy a short pleasure trip and enjoy views of the House and Walled Garden. For further information, please click here.

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Events in the gardens & grounds


Magical Christmas Nights (10 + 11 Dec)

10 – 11 December 2021Free for members


Harewood’s Festive Season

13 November 2021 – 3 January 2022Free for members


Great British Food Festival

2 – 5 June 2022Free for members


Radical Acts: Why Craft Matters

26 March – 29 August 2022

Gardens & Grounds