Friday 29 August 2014
Artists’ Garden Exhibition 5 – 21 September
West Country Craft Fair 5 – 7 September
Over the next couple of weeks RHS Garden Rosemoor becomes THE place to go if you’re looking for the region’s best art & crafts people. The Artists’ Garden Exhibition will be on display from 5 – 21 September, and from 5 – 7 September Rosemoor hosts the West Country Craft Fair.
Starting on 5 September the popular Artists’ Garden art exhibition returns to Rosemoor bringing together more than 80 of the South West’s most talented artists all under one roof. The exciting and colourful display of pictures, prints and cards are inspired by the natural world, especially gardens, plants and flowers. They have been created using a variety of media and will also include landscapes, seascapes, animals and wildlife pictures from well-known artists such as John Hoar and Michael Kitchen-Hurle who was commissioned by the world-famous Born Free Foundation in Africa.
The exhibition runs from 5 – 21 September, 11am – 5pm. All the work exhibited is for sale and visitors will be able to talk to some of the artists.
In addition to the Artists’ Garden Exhibition, Rosemoor presents more than 40 different local craftspeople at its West Country Craft Fair from 5 – 7 September, 10am – 4pm. Many will be demonstrating the beauty and creativity of the products they make. Come and support these talented craftsmen and women by treating yourself to an unusual handcrafted item.
Visitors will be able to combine the visit to the exhibition and craft fair with exploring everything that RHS Garden Rosemoor has to offer in the heart of the West Country where so many artists and craftspeople have set up base because the range of landscapes, materials and inspiration available.
For more information on these events, please visit rhs.org.uk/rosemoor or call 01805 626800. Normal garden admission applies to all the events and is free for RHS members.
Notes to editors
For more information, please contact Heather Eales, Marketing and PR Manager on: 01805 626814 or email@example.com
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.
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