Valley Gardens, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

Valley Gardens, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England

One of the good things about Harrogate is its abundance of green spaces. The Valley Gardens occupy a site formerly known as Bog's Field due to the number of springs rising here: it is home to 36 mineral wells. These were formerly piped to the Royal Baths but have since been capped, though only two of these are visible above the surface. The central footpath around which the gardens developed in Victorian times linked the Old Sulphur Well and the Bogs Field, a popular walk in the eighteenth century, is now dedicated to Sir Edward Elgar, the famous composer and a regular visitor to Harrogate prior to 1927.

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