Tuesday 17 June 2014
Rose festival returns to RHS Garden Rosemoor, 21-22 June
From 21 - 22 June, Rose Weekend will return to RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon, as a spectacular celebration of the nation’s favourite blooms. With over 2,000 roses, the garden will be bursting with colour and scent to create a perfect summer day out. Visitors can indulge themselves in the glories of the garden in June as well as enjoy walks, talks, advice and children’s trails.
Throughout the weekend there will be a guided walks, advice, a talk from experts David Austin Roses and a rose themed market with stalls selling crafts, foods, roses and other products associated with this quintessentially English garden flower. Phillip Scott, RHS Garden Rosemoor’s own Rose expert will be on hand to identify roses brought in by visitors from their own gardens. The Reading Room will also be open to help visitors identify any unknown varieties and for those looking for new roses to take home, the team in the Plant Centre will be on hand to advise and assist in finding the perfect rose.
Boasting one of the largest collections of roses in the West Country, RHS Garden Rosemoor is home to two dedicated rose gardens, bringing together 200 different cultivars and a wealth of colours and perfumes. Floribunda and large-flowered hybrid tea roses mix with climbers to clothe arches and obelisks in the modern setting of the Queen Mother’s Rose Garden, whilst the Shrub Rose Garden mixes old fashioned and traditional varieties.
On Saturday 21 June the garden will also be open late (until 9pm) to celebrate the summer solstice on the longest day of the year. There will be live folk music, singing and dancing and a special solstice supper in the Garden Kitchen Restaurant.
For more information on RHS Garden Rosemoor visit www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor
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RHS Garden Rosemoor awards include: Silver in Visit Devon’s Best Large Visitor Attraction 2013; North Devon’s Top Day Out 2013; Which? Travel Best UK Garden 2012; Best Café / Tearoom 2013 in Devon’s Food & Drink ‘Love The Flavour’; and also Best Restaurant 2013 and 2012 (Garden Centre’s Association Wales & West Region).
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH
www.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 Registered Charity No. 222879/SC038262