Friday 19 September 2014
Enjoy a feast of apple-themed attractions on Sunday 5 October 2014
On 5 October, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Rosemoor in Devon will be holding its very own Apple Day, in celebration of the bountiful harvest expected this year at the garden and around the country. The Rosemoor Apple Day, now in its 20th year, makes for a fun day out for all the family with amazing apple displays, apple pressing and cookery demonstrations, guided walks, children’s activities and plenty of opportunities to taste and buy local apple cultivars, cider and juice from a special apple-themed food market.Live cookery demonstrations will share exciting and unusual apple and cider recipes, and RHS experts will be on hand to offer advice and identify apples brought in by visitors.
Chris Groves from the National Trust garden at Cotehele will give an illustrated talk on training apples trees and will acquaint you with espaliers, cordons and stepovers, so you can get the most out of the space you have.
For more information please visit www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoorwhatson or phone 01805 626800. Normal garden admission applies.
Supported by Mr Fothergill’s Seeds, Rosemoor Apple Day is in its 20th year and makes for a fun day out for all the family.
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Apple Day is organised in conjunction with Orchards Live, Thornhayes Nursery and the RHS South West Area Fruit Group.
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
About Mr Fothergill’s
Mr Fothergill’s is one of the best-known names in gardening, with a reputation for quality products backed by the service of a family-owned and run business. Its seeds are available from garden centres and other retailers nationwide, while seeds, plants and a host of gardening products are offered by mail order from either catalogues or its website www.mr-fothergills.co.uk