RHS Garden Rosemoor

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Set deep in the beautiful North Devon Countryside, in between Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks, Rosemoor is an enchanting garden for you to enjoy.

A Garden for everyone…
If you're looking for a great day out, come along to RHS Garden Rosemoor. More than just a garden, Rosemoor is a unique place that people of all ages return to time and again for relaxation, inspiration or simply to enjoy a fun day out. There is something for everyone, from the stunning Gardens to the Woodland Walks, a range of Children's Trails and lots of exciting activities for the whole family.

A Garden for relaxation…
Why not take a break, relax and have a bite to eat in our restaurant or tea room. At Rosemoor we support the local community by buying local produce wherever we can, meaning that you can enjoy a range of healthy, tasty, organic, local food and drink.

A Garden for fun…
Rosemoor offers a jam-packed programme of exciting and fascinating events for both adults and children, each one designed to educate, inspire or entertain. These include open air theatre performances, music concerts, exciting workshops, family fun days and horticultural walks, talks and demonstrations. There are also garden trails for children, as well as a number of special themed days meaning that there is something for everyone!

A Garden for inspiration…
Whatever the time of year, the exciting colours, scents and textures at Rosemoor mean that there are always new ideas for you to take home! If you feel inspired and want to recreate what you have seen in your own garden, why not visit our award winning plant centre, where you can purchase a wealth of exciting, rare and beautiful plants, and gain advice on planting. Our shop stocks a delightful selection of beautiful gifts, local produce and drinks.

Facilities

  • Baby Changing
  • Cafe / Restaurant
  • Disabled Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Gift Shop
  • WC
  • Wifi Connection

Opening Times

Daily 10am - 6pm

(10am - 5pm October - March)

Prices

Free for RHS Members.

See RHS Garden Rosemoor Website for up to date details on pricing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Details

RHS Garden Rosemoor
Great Torrington
EX38 8PH

Telephone: 01805 624067
Email: rosemooradmin@rhs.org.uk
Web: http://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

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Upcoming Events

Michael Stephens Exhibition - Saturday 26 January 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019

A light, fresh exhibition of floral paintings to brighten up the dullest days.

Garden Display: Healing Garden - Monday 04 February 2019 to Monday 04 March 2019

The desire to harness the healing power of plants is centuries old. Throughout the course of history, we have often turned to our own back gardens to provide relief from our ailments. Lemon balm, honeysuckle, marjoram and mint – there are many plants that we grow at home that throughout history have been put to medicinal use. Details of treatments can be found in botanical encyclopaedias, known as ‘herbals’, which promoted the use of plants for culinary purposes but also for health and wellbeing. Containing a fusion of classical teachings, folklore and practical observation, they make for a compelling read – but how much of their advice has stood the test of time? 

The early printed herbals of the 16th to 18th centuries feature many familiar plants that still grow in and around our gardens today. Separating medicinal uses from medical myths, this small display at RHS Garden Rosemoor will look at how our understanding of these plants has changed and investigate their use for healing today.

Half Term Family Fun - Saturday 16 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019

Get your hands dirty and enjoy a range of all-weather activities at RHS Garden Rosemoor with our Eco-Superheros half term family fun.
Activities:

  • Monday: Bug Hotel
  • Tuesday: Plants for Wildlife using eco friendly pots
  • Wednesday: Eco Bug Pets
  • Thursday: Pebble Painting
  • Friday: Recycled Sculpture making with Glenn Martin (see separate listing)

Please check website for details of times.

Half term family fun at Rosemoor - Saturday 16 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019

Be an Eco Hero at Rosemoor this half term: 16 - 24 February and be one of our Eco Super Heroes at RHS Garden Rosemoor this February half term.

Join in with a range of family themed activities, whatever the weather! Including a garden trail and drop-in family craft workshops, free with normal garden admission, 10am – 5pm.

Beasties with Exmoor Zoo's Steve Eddy - Wednesday 20 February 2019

Steve Eddy and his amazing creatures will be visiting us at RHS Garden Rosemoor to delight and teach you more about the unknown eco superheroes we have in our gardens. Come and be amazed by these creatures and the jobs they do to help lessen the impact on the planet – there will also be a chance for you to get up close and meet some of them. With Steve's charismatic personality and knowledge of the mysteries of the beastie world, you will be sure to have a memorable experience. 

Please check website for details of times and prices.

Children's Eco Sculpture Workshop with Glenn Martin - Friday 22 February 2019

Glenn Martin is an eco-sculptor based on the Isle of Wight and produces mixed media pieces from reclaimed materials ranging from sea glass and metals to wood, plastics and slate. Recycling has been a way of life and ethos for most of his life. In recent years, he has worked with all age groups and held many workshops using recycled materials. In an age where humanity has become more aware of the consequence of our actions, it is important to encourage others to really think about recycling.

Glenn has exhibited at RHS Garden Rosemoor for the past three years in the Winter Sculpture Exhibition and will be holding a children's eco workshop making fish from plastics – why not come along and build a sea creature to take home.

This is a free ticketed workshop, please book your place on line as there is limited availability for each session. 

Peter Newell Acryllic Marine Scenes Exhibition - Saturday 02 March 2019 to Sunday 31 March 2019

A beautiful selection of varied marine scenes.     

Artist attending on Saturday 16 March 10.30 am - 4.00 pm.

SPRING ANTIQUES FAIR - Saturday 02 March 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019

Browse a selection of carefully selected stalls from across the South West and beyond, selling a wide variety of antiques and collectables to suit all tastes and pockets. 

ROSEMOOR SPRING FLOWER FESTIVAL - Saturday 16 March 2019 to Sunday 17 March 2019

Come and view the exquisite displays of top quality blooms from competitors all over the South West and beyond. With a focus on camellias, early magnolias and rhododendrons, in addition to the RHS Early Camellia competition, the show will also include classes on ornamental shrubs and a Rosemoor Daffodil and RHS Hyacinth competition too.

The RHS Hyacinth competition is in its fifth year at the Rosemoor Show and has previously been held with the Early Daffodil Competition at RHS Garden Wisley. There will be trade and advice stands plus a superb range of early spring shrubs and flowering plants available to buy in the Plant Centre.

The competitions are entirely free to enter and open to anyone who wishes to exhibit. Entry forms are available from georginabarter@rhs.org.uk or to download from the RHS website.

To complement the competitions, one end of the Garden Room will have a big display of daffodils by R.A. Scamp Quality Daffodils as per last year’s event.

The RHS Bulb Committee has also arranged for some of the pupils from Pathfield School in Barnstaple to be given the opportunity to get growing and enter a special class in the show with each planting up a pot of three bulbs of the early daffodil ‘February Gold’ generously donated by Johnny Walkers of Walkers Bulbs. 
 

Additional info

Saturday 16 March: 11.30am–4pm (after Judging)
Sunday 17 March: 10am–4pm

Please note: the Garden Room opens at 11.30am on Saturday morning for judging to take place.

Please check website for details.

 

RHS GARDEN ROSEMOOR COMMUNITY FREE DAY - Tuesday 19 March 2019

Take this opportunity to visit RHS Garden Rosemoor's inspirational 65-acre gardens for free. Enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of the garden in the springtime as golden drifts of daffodils and spring bulbs carpet the meadows.

Please book free tickets online. 

THE SOUTH WEST ALPINE GARDEN SOCIETY SHOW - Saturday 23 March 2019

Relocated from its original home in Exeter, The South West Alpine Garden Society Show will highlight some of the great alpine plant nurseries who can provide helpful advice on growing these specialist plants.

Judging takes place in The Garden Room until approximately 11am, with the trophy presentation at 3.45pm. Visitors can view the displays from 11am-4pm. Plant sales open at 10am.

The following specialist nurseries will be in attendance:

  • Thuya Alpine Nursery
  • Adventurous Plants
  • Millwood Plants
  • Copton Ash
  • Aberconwy Nursery
  • Border Alpines
  • Triffids Nursery

Further information about how to enter and show your plants can be found on the Alpine Garden Society website. 

Event times:

Trade Stands in The Garden Room from 10am
Show opening times 11am (after judging) - 4pm
Trophy presentation 3.45pm

Wool and Yarn Fest - Saturday 06 April 2019 to Sunday 07 April 2019

Join us for our very first Wool & Yarn Fest at RHS Garden Rosemoor. Our aim is to celebrate the multitude of ways that it can be used in our daily lives from creativity to practical use. We are looking to inspire our visitors to become involved in learning new skills and to take home wonderful gifts and there will be a variety of live woolly animals on site for you to admire.

We'll be running hands-on workshops, demonstrations and talks for spinning, weaving, needle felting, wet felting, Nuno felting and dyeing. More information on activities and timings coming soon.

We are planning to Yarn Bomb part of the Winter Garden, so if there are any keen knitters or crocheters then we will be very grateful for contributions. If you are a group or organisation that would like to take on a tree to yarn bomb then please do get in touch - we would love to hear from you.

Also if you are interested in applying for a stall or are able to demonstrate a skill in wool and yarn related craft then please call 01805 626810 or email rosemooradmin@rhs.org.uk

EASTER FAMILY FUN - Saturday 06 April 2019 to Sunday 21 April 2019

Get crafty this Easter at RHS Garden Rosemoor with creative workshops for children to get imaginative and make crafts they can take home to show to their family and friends.

Activities:

  • Monday 8 April and 15 April: Eggy Sheep
  • Tuesday 9 April and 16 April: Rabbit Headband
  • Wednesday 10 April and 17 April: Foxy Hands
  • Thursday 11 April and 18 April: Mole in a Hole
  • Friday 12 April: Easter Cones

There will also be an engaging, and enjoyable Easter trail around the garden as the children become Easter detectives by following the clues on the trail. 

Event times:

Childrens Workshops: Monday–Friday (excluding Friday 19 April)
Friday: 11am–12.45pm & 2pm–3.45pm
Easter Garden Trail: 10am–5pm

RHS NATIONAL RHODODENDRON SHOW - Saturday 27 April 2019 to Sunday 28 April 2019

Marvel at the remarkable variety and colour of these beautiful, spring-flowering plants. This National show has more than 60 classes covering all types of rhododendrons, as well as trade and advice stands plus magnificent displays of magnolias and camellias too. 

Event times

Saturday: 11.30am–4pm
Sunday: 10am–4pm

Spring Design for Living Fair - Saturday 04 May 2019 to Monday 06 May 2019

Treat yourself over the Bank Holiday weekend with a visit to RHS Garden Rosemoor's Design for Living Fair, Supported by Helpful Holidays, where you can browse among stalls of beautiful and unusual hand-crafted items for the home and garden or pick up a tasty treat. This three-day fair showcases a wealth of West Country creative talent. 

PLANT HERITAGE SPRING FAIR - Saturday 11 May 2019 to Sunday 12 May 2019

This popular Plant Fair has grown in size and interest since it was first held at Rosemoor nearly two decades ago. There will be a wide variety of rare and unusual trees, shrubs and perennials from local nurseries for sale under the Plant Heritage banner – a must for all keen gardeners and plant collectors.

New for this year is The Jolly Gardener who will bring a selection of vintage and new gardenalia for sale on the terrace. 

Event times

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 May, 10.00am–3.00pm

 

Special Offers

RHS Members visit for free and you can join at the garden or online.

Introductory membership offer 12 months for the price of 9 by Direct Debit*.

Individual Membership is £47.25 by *DD and allows 1 adult PLUS 1 adult family guest or PLUS 2 Children aged 5-16. Membership benefits include Free Garden Admission all year, Monthly Magazine, and access to over 200 Partner Gardens, Discounts off special events, Flower Shows and courses.