Fabulous Parterre in front of the house with fountains and symmetrical box beds filled each year with over 20,000 plants and bulbs. In the central fountain is the magnificent bronze figure of Orpheus by Astrid Zydower.

Below the Italianate Terrace is the stunning Archery Border with its mixture of Mediterranean and tropical plants.

The West Garden is best seen in the Spring with its carpet of daffodils and snowdrops followed by rhododendrons.

Wander around the Lakeside Gardens and discover paths leading to the Himalayan Garden and Walled Garden.

The Himalayan Garden is at its peak from May until July. Explore the different paths through the gorge with its collection of rhododendrons, ferns, cobra lilies, primulas and orchids. Don’t miss the Harewood Stupa, a Buddhist monument built in 2004 by monks from Bhutan. Alan Titchmarsh opened the garden in 2009.

The Walled Garden is a working kitchen garden and well worth the 20 minute trek from the Courtyard. There’s a wide variety of both heritage and modern varieties of fruit and vegetables.

The house is lived in by David Lascelles, the 8th Earl of Harewood and his family.

Dogs are NOT allowed in the Bird Garden.

Historic Houses Members can visit for free once during the year.


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Address: Leeds, Yorkshire, LS17 9LG View map Phone: 0113 218 1010 Length of visit: 3-4 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: Yes
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

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