Latest update: 11 November 2020

Following Government advice, we are pleased to confirm that we will be able to keep our Gardens open late and continue to run Glow outdoor illuminations walks at RHS Gardens Wisley, Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall and Rosemoor.
We have already put in place a number of measures to ensure that everyone can enjoy the evening illuminations safely, meeting Government-mandated conditions:

  • Operating within strict social distancing and Covid-safe guidelines
  • Marshalling visitors to ensure crowds do not form around installations along the walk
  • Asking all visitors to adhere to guidelines around household groups
  • Compulsory advance booking with limits on numbers for each session
  • One-way routes and no trails through indoor areas such as Glasshouses

 The Glow evenings at RHS Gardens will allow people to visit the Gardens safely after work and school, to walk in the fresh air and enjoy nature lit up to benefit their physical and mental wellbeing.
Tickets for Glow at all RHS Gardens must be booked online in advance. All walking routes are fully accessible. 

RHS Gardens are open for pre-booked visits during the day as we know what a vital safe sanctuary they offer for mental and physical health. Additional safety measures are in place at all gardens, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and limits on visitor volumes.  Indoor areas like the Glasshouse at Wisley will now be closed.

In line with the latest Government guidance, you can visit an RHS Garden with the people you live with, with your support bubble or, when on your own, with 1 person from another household, except for exemptions under Government guidance.

RHS Garden Centres also remain open during this lockdown period to ensure that people can continue to garden and grow plants, indoors and outdoors. Indoor catering facilities are closed, but mobile and takeaway options are available at all gardens, including for Glow.
All four RHS Gardens have been awarded Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ certification, an industry-standard mark of reassurance that they are carefully following all the latest Government guidance on Covid-19.

The RHS is immensely grateful for the continued support of its members and visitors throughout this challenging year.

RHS Shows 2021

We are planning to run RHS Flower Shows in 2021, following Government guidance. The health and safety of our visitors and staff remains our top priority.

More information on additional health and safety measures.

Useful links:

National Government restrictions in England
World Health Organisation
 UK public health authorities 

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