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RHS Rosemoor

Visit C: Tuesday 2 July

RHS Rosemoor, Devon

Executive Coach with toilet

Depart 8.30am, Rosemoor 11.30am-3.30pm, return 6.30pm

Cost: £22.50 all club members


We have a 2 ½ - 3-hour journey to reach Rosemoor as the shorter route has roads which are too windy for a coach.  The large, airy restaurant and another café opposite are right at the entrance, so you could get a restorative coffee straight away. You don’t need to be an RHS member for this low-cost trip, as our club RHS Associate membership covers us for one free group visit per year.

There are 65 acres of wonderful gardens to explore.  The formal gardens are a delight and include the new Cool Garden with its series of rills and ponds, the Long Border featuring delphiniums, alliums, Acanthus, Hemerocallis and Potentilla at this time of year and a Rose Garden and many others. Last year I enjoyed looking at the Allotment Area on the far left of the gardens (viewed from where you enter).

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Going further into the gardens you’ll pass through the Stream Field meadow full of wildflowers and then follow the stream up a shady valley and under the Underpass to access more gardens with lots of lawned areas, an arboretum, Mediterranean Garden and Exotic Garden. There is another café at the far end of this area, good for an ice cream stop or tea.

If you haven’t been before, I recommend you look at the garden map online and see which areas appeal to you most.

We have four hours in the garden, so if you want to take in as much as possible you may want to bring a picnic.  In case of rain, there are picnic shelters dotted around and these are marked on the map.

Sarah Davies

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