RHS Rosemoor: What to expect at Britain’s finest Rose Festival

Posted by on June 14, 2018

 

The Queen Mother's Rose Garden in Summer at RHS Garden Rosemoor.

The Queen Mother’s Rose Garden in Summer at RHS Garden Rosemoor.

Every year, some eight billion roses are grown and sold in the UK – it’s the nation’s favourite flower.

As such, the start, this Saturday, of the five-week Rose Festival at RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon (which runs until July 22) is most welcome; the collection there is the largest in the country and includes 2,000 roses across 200 varieties, hues and scents.

To celebrate the start of the festival, we’ve collected some superb pictures of previous year – to entice you along if you can, and to give you a flavour of what you’re missing if you can’t make it.

There will be tours, expert advice and a floral-themed craft market; new this year is a planting of Rosa pax, a hybrid musk rose launched in 1918 to commemorate the end of the First World War.

For more details visit www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor

Red Rosa 'Dortmund', Rosa 'Comtesse de Murinais', Rosa 'Open Arm' in the Rose Garden at RHS Rosemoor Devon

Red Rosa ‘Dortmund’, Rosa ‘Comtesse de Murinais’, Rosa ‘Open Arm’ in the Rose Garden at RHS Rosemoor Devon

RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

 

RHS Rosemoor

The Shrub Rose Garden in June, RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

The Shrub Rose Garden at RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

Cottage Garden at RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

Rosa ‘Erfurt’ pink roses in the Shrub Rose Garden at RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

The Shrub Rose Garden at RHS Rosemoor in June

RHS Rosemoor

Another view of the Shrub Rose Garden in June, RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

The thatched-roof summerhouse in the Cottage Gardenat RHS Rosemoor

RHS Rosemoor

 

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