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Hurrah! Summer’s here and now’s the time many gardens will be at their best. Of course there are literally hundreds of open gardens across the county and it’s worth keeping an eye out by looking on hubcast.co.uk to keep informed of what’s available to visit.
Of particular note is RHS Rosemoor’s ROSE FESTIVAL (see below), a spectacular display of roses in the largest rose garden in the South West.
Rosemoor is surely the ideal place for a Rose Festival in early summer. Boasting one of the UK’s largest collections of roses, it’s home to two dedicated rose gardens, bringing together 200 different cultivars and a wealth of hues and perfumes, 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. And with our second annual Rose Festival and our first-ever RHS Flower Show taking place, summer at Rosemoor in 2017 is sure to delight and inspire.”
Visitors to the first RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show in August will see the garden awash with floral displays and specialist nurseries brought to the South West by the RHS for the first time. There will be a country fair theme to the proceedings, and with expert advice on hand from horticulturists, this is an occasion not to be missed for keen gardeners.