Tuesday 31 July 2018
North Devon is getting ready to welcome a floral extravaganza as the RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show returns for its second year from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 August, following the success of its inaugural show in 2017. This year’s Flower Show, sponsored by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management, will be even bigger and better, with dozens of specialist nurseries, a beautiful floral display trail and a visit from celebrity Floral Designer Jonathan Moseley on his British Flower Bus.
As well as a programme of talks and demonstrations, visitors to the Flower Show can enjoy the 65 acres of gardens at the height of summer, including the spectacular Hot Garden which is at its brightest and boldest in August. With a wealth of summer gardening inspiration to be found all around the garden, the RHS Advisory and Plant Finder team will be on hand throughout the Flower Show to help shoppers track down their favourite plants for their own plots.
The Floral Display Trail, found in shelters around the garden, will feature displays themed around the tales of Beatrix Potter by five North Devon floristry clubs, who will give flower-arranging demonstrations every day. Jonathan Moseley will also invite show-goers to board the British Flower Bus and learn how to use home-grown blooms to create beautiful floral arrangements.
Rosemoor’s expert gardeners will also host both a question and answer session and the Flower Show Breakfast, when visitors can enjoy a delicious meal to start the day and early access to the show on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 August (must be booked in advance).
Alongside the Flower Show, a range of fun activities for children will make a visit to the Rosemoor Flower Show a great day out for all the family. The crew from Entertainingly Different will be teaching circus skills for all ages in the Copse play area, or go on the hunt for prehistoric plants on the Jurassic Discovery trail – looking out for dinosaurs on the way.
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RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH
A free park and ride shuttle will be available from two locations in Great Torrington: Torrington Rugby Club, EX38 7BT and South Street Car Park, EX38 8AE.
Normal garden admission applies. RHS members enjoy free entry to RHS Gardens with a family guest.
2018 Admission prices
Children (5 – 16yrs) £5.75
Children 4yrs & under Free
Family (2 + 2) £29.00
Groups of more than 10 people £9.50pp – group visits must be booked in advance
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society is the largest gardening charity in the world and 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 £15 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: For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join
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