From 21 – 22 June, Rose Weekend will return to RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon, as a spectacular celebration of the nation?s favourite blooms. With over 2,000 roses, the garden will be bursting with colour and scent to create a perfect summer day out. Visitors can indulge themselves in the glories of the garden in June as well as enjoy walks, talks, advice and children?s trails.
Throughout the weekend there will be a guided walks, advice, a talk from experts David Austin Roses and a rose themed market with stalls selling crafts, foods, roses and other products associated with this quintessentially English garden flower. Phillip Scott, RHS Garden Rosemoor?s own Rose expert will be on hand to identify roses brought in by visitors from their own gardens. The Reading Room will also be open to help visitors identify any unknown varieties and for those looking for new roses to take home, the team in the Plant Centre will be on hand to advise and assist in finding the perfect rose.
Boasting one of the largest collections of roses in the West Country, RHS Garden Rosemoor is home to two dedicated rose gardens, bringing together 200 different cultivars and a wealth of colours and perfumes. Floribunda and large-flowered hybrid tea roses mix with climbers to clothe arches and obelisks in the modern setting of the Queen Mother?s Rose Garden, whilst the Shrub Rose Garden mixes old fashioned and traditional varieties.
On Saturday 21 June the garden will also be open late (until 9pm) to celebrate the summer solstice on the longest day of the year. There will be live folk music, singing and dancing and a special solstice supper in the Garden Kitchen Restaurant.
For more information on RHS Garden Rosemoor visit?www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor