RHS Harlow Carr is a place that we love to visit no matter what the weather. But it is so much better when the sun shines. Harlow Carr has a garden centre, a gift shop (ubiquitous these days!) lots of free parking and whats even better . . Bettys Tea Room! The tea room has an outside terrace where you can stick out your little finger while drinking your tea, soaking up the rays and enjoying the view of gardens planted grown and maintained by great gardeners. There is even a learning centre that has a library and also holds exhibitions as well as classes where you can expand your knowledge of horticulture (as you do).
This picture of the terrace area showed itself to me as we were about to leave, the sun was shining down on the tables and as the temperatures were still low the terrace was empty.