This spring the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has a host of events, talks and activities on at its four gardens RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex, RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate and RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon.
There will be exhibitions, food fests, shows, talks, children’s activities and much more. Here are a few of the highlights, for full details see rhs.org.uk/gardenswhatson
Visitors to RHS Gardens in 2015 will be able to see 7000 square meters of perennial meadow come alive in its first year at Hyde Hall; a new winter walk plus 110,000 newly-planted crocuses flowering on the conifer lawn at Wisley; a sea of 30,000 bluebells in May at Rosemoor; and an improved winter walk and floral streamside planting at Harlow Carr.
A Taste of RHS events for 2015
2 Feb – 3 May: Taste of Wisley Rhubarb Festival, RHS Garden Wisley
Wisley holds the national collection of the vegetable that thinks it’s a fruit. Come and celebrate our bumper crop of over 100 cultivars of Rhubarb. Enjoy the very best of the early forced and main crop types, which is the RHS’ only non-ornamental National Plant collection.
16 Mar – 12 Apr: Ruhleben Exhibition, RHS Garden Hyde Hall
Tells the fascinating story of the relationship between the RHS and a horticultural society set up by British prisoners in an internment camp in Germany during World War One.
4 May – 28 Jun: Taste of Wisley British Herb Fest, RHS Garden Wisley
Celebrate the best of British herbs with more than just parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. Our Taste of Wisley dishes will be uniquely flavoured with Wisley herbs. Enter our Herb Fest competition and the winner’s dish will be featured in the Food Hall.