Thursday 30 October 2014
RHS Garden Rosemoor’s winter exhibition returns
Shiny Duo Fern by Chris Kampf
In its own right, RHS Garden Rosemoor is a beautiful winter garden, with a long tradition of gardening for winter effect. From the rich evergreens taking centre stage to the subtle effects of grasses and perennials, and with plenty of colourful barks and stems, there is always something to see.
From 22 November, the ever-popular Winter Sculpture Exhibition returns within this amazing backdrop and continues until 22 February 2015. More than 120 pieces of sculpture have been placed around the garden to enlighten, amuse and inspire visitors. Created by more than 20 of the UK’s top sculptors including Chris Kampf, Bob Ellis, George Hider and Ian Marlow, many of the works exhibited are for sale. Visitors can also enjoy free, guided sculpture walks, which leave the Visitor Centre at 11.30am most Wednesday mornings.
So wrap up warm and see how many sculptures you can discover in the garden.
• The Winter Sculpture Exhibition is open every day (except Christmas Day) 10am – 5pm and is subject to normal garden admission. For more information about RHS Garden Rosemoor, please visit rhs.org.uk/rosemoorwhatson or telephone 0845 265 8072.
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RHS Garden Rosemoor, Devon: Nestled in the Torridge Valley in north Devon, RHS Garden Rosemoor is spread across 65 acres, with a varied character reflecting both the history of the site itself and the style of many West Country gardens. Within a dramatic backdrop of steep wooded valley sides, it consists of sculptured gardens intercepted by cool restful areas of parkland, meadows and trees. It is a magical place for children to explore, with its winding paths and different areas to discover along with log stepping stones, dens for hide-and-seek, giant bugs to spot and bird feeding.
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH
rhs.org.uk/rosemoor 01805 626810
The garden is open every day except for Christmas Day.
April – September Mon – Sun: 10am – 6pm
October – March Mon – Sun: 10am – 5pm
Last admission is one hour before closing.
2014 Admission prices
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type).
Children (5 – 16yrs) £4.40
Children 4yrs & under Free
Family (2 + 2) £23.70
Groups of more than 10 people £6.90pp Group visits must be booked in advance
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood for the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture. We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, our flagship garden, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity.
Today the RHS is committed to providing a voice for all gardeners. We are driven by a simple love of plants and a belief that gardeners make the world a better place. 210 years on we continue to safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture, creating displays that inspire people to garden. In all aspects of our work we help gardeners develop by sharing our knowledge of plants, gardens and the environment.
RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit rhs.org.uk/join
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