Harrogate’s spa heritage is to be celebrated this month, with a unique light display in the town’s Valley Gardens.
As Harrogate prepares to ‘Welcome the World’ with the arrival of the UCI Road World Cycling Championships, a new illuminated sculpture honouring the many wells of unique quality and character, has been unveiled in the gardens.
Next weekend (27th – 29th September), 36 wells within the park – together with the imposing Harlow Hill water tower – will be lit with light shafts to complete a 3D art installation, which will be seen in the night sky for miles around.
The work, Harrogate 1571, has been commissioned by Harrogate Borough Council as part of a wrap-around cultural programme for the UCI World Cycling Championships.
Whilst more than 100 wells are set within Harrogate, Bogs Field in the Valley Gardens is the source of 36 unique mineral springs. A natural wonder of the world, where a greater number of unique mineral springs come to the surface than at any other known place on earth.
The waters are Magmatic or Plutonic in origin, and never existed as rain, flowing deep beneath the earth for 20,000 years before surfacing through vertical shafts in the strata.
When: 27th – 29th September 2019
Where: Valley Gardens & Harlow Hill, Harrogate