RHS Garden Rosemoor
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RHS Garden Rosemoor

Rosemoor, Great Torrington, North Devon EX38 8PH           Tel: 01805 624067

Set deep in the lovely North Devon countryside, RHS Garden Rosemoor has now come of age as a garden of national importance. Lady Anne Berry gifted Rosemoor to the RHS 11 years ago, since when the original eight acres have been greatly developed. To the huge range of plants collected by Lady Anne, the RHS has added features such as the Formal Garden, extensive herbaceous borders, herb and cottage gardens, a potager, the Foliage and Plantsman's Garden and extensive stream and lakeside plantings. Recent additions include the Mediterranean and semi-tropical plantings which have been thriving during the recent long hot summers and the newly planted Winter Garden. But what is perhaps the most popular feature of this delightful garden is the extensive rose garden, proving beyond doubt the lie that the West Country cannot produce beautiful roses.


Garden Guide

Rosemoor guide

The RHS has just published new guides for each of its four gardens, to help people enjoy and make the most of a visit.

The guide includes details on what to see and which areas are at their best during various seasons. There is information on the National Plant Collections, and the Curator explains how local climatic and soil conditions have influenced gardening on the site.

The guide is available from the garden entrance and shop, and costs 3.50.

A wide range of lectures, practical demonstrations and guided walks, led by RHS experts, take place at Rosemoor and at Cannington College, Bridgwater, Somerset throughout the year.

Facilities at the garden

Rosemoor Shop

The Robin Herbert Centre
The Centre incorporates a lecture theatre, self-service licensed restaurant, plant centre and gift shop. The Plant Centre sells an excellent selection of unusual hardy plants, bulbs, trees and shrubs. The shop stocks a comprehensive range of gardening books including a guide to the garden, and a wide selection of gifts from stationery to preserves while the self-service restaurant serves a wide range of delicious home-made lunches and Devon cream teas. Picnics are allowed in the picnic area near the car park and during the summer months there is a picnic kiosk open nearby.

Facilities for the disabled

Disabled visitors are well catered for at Rosemoor. Limited numbers of wheelchairs are available free of charge at the entrance and can be booked in advance, early on the day of visit, if required. Admission is free for helpers of wheelchair-bound and blind visitors. Most of the garden is accessible to wheelchair users.


Admission to RHS Garden Rosemoor

Open all year, except Christmas Day
April to September: 10am to 6pm
October to March: 10am to 5pm
The Robin Herbert Centre is open all year, except from Christmas Day to 2 January, from 10am until the Garden closes.

Members     FREE
Adults 5.00
Affiliated Societies one FREE visit per year
Groups of 10 or more 4
Children (6 to 16 years) 1 (includes copy of the Rosemoor Explorer)
Under 6 years FREE
Companion for wheelchair or blind person FREE
Car parking FREE

How to reach the gardenGarden

By road: M5 Southbound - leave at Junction 27, take the A361 (North Devon Link road) and leave either at South Molton (please note this is not suitable for coaches) OR follow the main road to Barnstaple/Bideford, then the B3222 to Great Torrington. From there follow the brown tourist signs to the garden which is on the A3124 (Exeter/Winkleigh road). Car parking is free.

By rail: To Exeter St Davids and then change to the Barnstaple line. Take a taxi from Barnstaple (approximately 19.5km/12 miles).

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