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RHS Garden Rosemoor

Great Torrington, Devon

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One of the gardens of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). A 65 acre garden set in the Torridge Valley.

The original garden was only 8 acres and was started in 1959 by Lady Anne Berry and gifted to the RHS in 1988, it has been greatly developed into the 65 acre garden that can be seen today.

Spring sees a carpet of snowdrops and primroses, followed by the rhododendrons. Summer ouses colour with the flower borders and 2000 roses in the rose garden, while autumns harvest of fruit and vegetables as well as the tints of autumn colour in the arboretum make this an all year round venue.

Highlights include:

  • Lady Anneís original garden

  • Rose Gardenís (with over 2000 roses)

  • the Fruit and Vegetable Garden

  • the Arboretum

  • Lake, waterfall and Bog Garden

  • Three model Gardens

  • Herb Garden and Potager

  • Cottage Garden

  • Woodland walks

More than 70 events are held at Rosemoor, including exhibitions and workshops, lectures and walks, family events, craft fairs and musical events throughout the year. In April they host the RHS Rhododendron Show.

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RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon

Ceremonial County: Devon

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RHS Rosemoor

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Planning Grid


RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon

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Getting there:

M5 junction 27, take A361 towards Barnstaple/Bideford. At Barnstaple take the A39 until you reach a roundabout take the B3232 to Great Torrington. 1 mile south on the A3124.




Free parking on site.


Plant centre, self service restaurant, tea room, gift shop, theatre, picnic area near the car park.

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RHS Garden Rosemoor
Great Torrington


EX38 8PH


01805 624067

Opening times:

Daily All year except Christmas day.

April- September 10am-6pm; Oct-March 10am-5pm

Boxing Day: 10am-4pm


RHS Members Free.

Adults £7.50; Children (6-16) £2.50; Under 6 FREE

One carer companion free per wheelchair user, visually impaired or other person whose disability necessitates a carer.

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Other Restrictions:  
Special Needs Access: All buildings accessible to wheelchairs, except education centre without prior arrangement. Formal gardens mainly accessible, however Lady Annes garden, lake a woodland walks have limited access due to slopes and steps.
Special Needs Facilities: Designated car parking spaces 40-60m from garden entrance. Manual wheelchairs available. Adapted toilets in visitor centre and Rosemoor House.
Children Facilities:  
Dogs Allowed: Registered Assistance dogs only

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