Valley Gardens

Harrogate’s Grade II listed, award wining garden was originally simply a footpath beside a stream from the Royal Pump Room to Bog Field where there are thirty-six different mineral wells. Valley Pleasure Grounds were opened in 1887. The gardens were extended by the purchase of ‘Collins Field’ in 1901 creating an area of 17 acres.

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens

Valley Gardens - Mineral Wells

Behold Bogs Field, a wonder of the natural world where a greater number of unique mineral sprigs come to the surface than at any other known place on Earth! 36 of Harrogate’s 88 mineral wells are found here, of which no two are alike. The waters are Magmatic or Plutonic in origin, having never existed as rain, and have flowed deep beneath the earth for 20.000 years before surfacing through vertical shafts in the strata. Know in C15 as Sauerkeld or Sour Springs, Bogs Field was investigated and developed by the Victorians who piped the mineral waters to the Royal Bath Hospital and to the Pump Rooms and Baths of Low Harrogate.*

Valley Gardens - Mineral Wells

Valley Gardens - Mineral Wells

Valley Gardens - Mineral Wells

Valley Gardens - Mineral Wells

*information from a sign in Valley Gardens

2 Comments CherryPie on Oct 28th 2020

2 Responses to “Valley Gardens – Harrogate”

  1. Very close to Leeds, yet the Valley Gardens look green, fresh, clean and sunny. I think everyone would like these gardens opposite their front door.

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