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Rosemoor’s sensational rose gardens open until end of July

A trip to RHS Rosemoor is a must for visitors this summer as the garden celebrates with a ‘Rose Festival’ through to July 30th.

Boasting one of the UK’s largest collections of roses, Rosemoor is home to two dedicated rose gardens, bringing together 200 different cultivars , from cottage garden climbers to bright and beautiful container plants.

RHS Garden Rosemoor curator Jon Webster says: “There is nothing like Rosemoor in summer. From the warm days of June when the roses begin to bloom, releasing their indescribable scent, to late summer when our ‘Hot Garden’ peaks in swaths of oranges and reds, there is so much to enjoy and so much to see. 

A range of rose-inspired and rose-infused treats, throughout the festival, freshly served from Rosemoor’s garden kitchen: rose meringues, rose and rhubarb cakes, and Turkish delight coffee. 

For ‘Rosemoor Late’ evenings, the gardens will open until 9pm on 6th July, 14th July 14th, 20th and 27 July. Live music and Pimm’s will add to the festivities. 

Every Wednesday afternoon an expert florist will demonstrate flower-arranging techniques with roses.

There’s a  ‘Rose Trail’ on an historic journey through the garden, from the Queen Mother’s Rose Garden to the long borders and the cottage garden.

RHS Garden Rosemoor’s Flower show takes place on 18th, 19th and 20th August when the highlights will include striking floral displays and an abundance of quality plants, along with 20 specialist nurseries, plus garden trade stands throughout the weekend. You can book tickets for exclusive early access on each of the three days which will treat them to breakfast and a first look at the featured nurseries and trade stands from 9am before the official opening at 10am as well as guaranteed parking.

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington EX38 8PH. Tel: 01805  624067

Post date: Mon, 17/07/2017 - 11:37
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