Summer at the RHS Gardens
Make the most of summer at the RHS Gardens.
Take in the scent and colour of our rose collections at Wisley, Rosemoor and Hyde Hall.
Enjoy meadows of delicate wildflowers at Wisley and in all our gardens. Get ideas for home from our colourful planting combinations in our mixed borders. Or simply enjoy seeking out our hidden places and wide open spaces all around the gardens.
Enjoy almost 100 eccentric characters on the WI Scarecrow Trail, 19 July – 18 August. Find your favourite from over 60 innovative designs in the Surrey Sculpture Society Trail, 24 August – 29 September. Browse specialist nurseries, see the National Dahlia Society Show and a spectacular flower arranging display from Surrey NAFAS at the Wisley Flower Show 4 – 8 September.
Harlow Carr, North Yorkshire
Discover how Harlow Carr was transformed from a Victorian Spa to an RHS Garden on a summer tour (Wednesdays at 11am in July & August). Take in the sights and scents at the acclaimed National Sweet Pea Show (13 – 14 July). Shakespearean delights will be played out on the lawns on 16 & 17 July at 7pm or enjoy lazy Sunday afternoons in August relaxing to live music in the garden.
Hyde Hall, Essex
Bring a picnic and enjoy A Midsummer Night’s Dream on 20 July at 7pm (booking essential). Over 50 exhibitors including RHS Show medal-winning nurseries at the Hyde Hall Flower Show, 1 – 4 August. See a collection from the Chelmsford Art Society in their summer Exhibition, 9 – 11 August.
A Book Fair on July 14 starts Poetry & Book Week until 19 July. Two outdoor theatre performances of ‘The adventures of Mr Toad’ on 14 July and 1 Aug are sure to delight audiences of all ages. Vintage vehicles together with an antiques and collectors fair are centre stage for Vintage Weekend on 20 & 21 July.
Download your Kids Go Free voucher here and enjoy the family activities on the Great Garden Adventure across the RHS Gardens from 27 July to 1 September, sponsored by Witan Investment Trust. See website for terms and conditions.
A Taste of Summer
Enjoy a summer’s afternoon tea, seasonal lunch or delicious snack from Betty’s at Harlow Carr, a Taste of Wisley at Wisley or our restaurants at Hyde Hall and Rosemoor. Choose from delicious menus packed with the finest summer ingredients.
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