Wednesday 3 June 2015
Rose festival returns to Royal Horticultural Society garden, 20 – 21 June
From 20 – 21 June, Rose Weekend will return to RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon, as a spectacular celebration of the nation’s favourite blooms. With more than 2,000 roses, the garden will be bursting with colour and scent to create a perfect summer day out.
Throughout Rose Weekend there will be a guided walks, advice and talks. A rose-themed market with stalls will sell 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 put a name to any unknown cultivars. For those looking for new roses to take home, the Plant Centre team will advise and assist in finding the perfect selection.
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, while the Shrub Rose Garden mixes old-fashioned and traditional favourites.
Guaranteed to be a weekend of scent-sational delights!
For more information on RHS Garden Rosemoor visit www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor
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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.
2015 Admission prices
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type).
Children (5 – 16yrs) £4.50
Children 4yrs & under Free
Family (2 + 2) £22.80
Groups of more than 10 people £7.95pp 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 to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.
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. At our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes we inspire a passion for gardening and growing plants, promote the value of gardens, demonstrate how gardening is good for us and explain the vital roles that plants undertake.
The RHS is committed to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people, inspire the next generation of gardeners and invest in the future to safeguard a £10.4 billion industry employing more than 300,000 people. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and help us secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join
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