RHS Garden Rosemoor Travel Guide and Information
The RHS’s flagship garden, Rosemoor, covers 65 acres and features 200 varieties of roses. And that’s just the beginning – there are every plant imaginable and every color in the spectrum. There are vegetables aplenty, red fruits, orchards and walks in the woods. It takes a while to see it properly; the highlights are all accessible in about an hour, but if you can spend the day here, do so. Any visitor to Devon with an interest in flora will certainly not regret it.
Come here on a sunny day, any time of the year, and take your time to breathe in the scents and sights. Getting to know your fellow visitors can be daunting: on my last visit, a voice came up: “Did you tell dad about the pelargonium?” “. The child looked about five years old.
The RHS organizes daily events and exhibitions, as well as courses, and the reading room is open to non-members who can browse the 1,300 reference books. The award-winning Garden Kitchen serves hot meals (see opposite) while the Wisteria Tea Room, part of Lady Anne’s House, is open in summer.
Plant lovers must visit The Cool Garden, The Model Gardens, The Winter Garden and The Cherry Garden. Beyond the flora and fauna, visitors can wander the Bicentennial Arboretum or the Stumpery, a sculptural backdrop of gnarled tree branches and small stumps.