Latest update: 29 March 2021
While coronavirus restrictions remain in place across the country, some of the rules on what you can and cannot do have changed from 29 March.
The four RHS Gardens, RHS Garden Wisley, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, RHS Garden Rosemoor and RHS Garden Harlow Carr, remain open. From today you are also able to meet outdoors, including in our Gardens, either in a group of 6 (from any number of households), or in a group of any size from up to 2 households. A household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible.
In line with current restrictions, we ask that everyone considering visiting RHS Gardens stay local and minimise travel where possible. The Government has provided updated guidance on safer travel.
Our foremost priority is always the health and safety of our members, visitors, staff and volunteers and to support the Government’s efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic and protect the NHS.
As large outside spaces, the RHS Gardens can be enjoyed safely by visitors with the safety measures that have been in place since reopening in June, including social distancing and enhanced cleaning.
Mandatory pre-booking remains in place, and those wishing to visit the Gardens must book a time slot online . In line with Government restrictions we have reduced capacities on each time slot. As restrictions are eased the RHS will add more slots to enable more visitors per day. Please be advised that the numbers will still be below our usual capacities and we ask you to bear with us as the measures are to keep everyone safe.
Visiting and cancellation information:
RHS Garden Wisley
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
RHS Garden Rosemoor
Play areas will remain open, but enclosed areas of the gardens, including Glasshouses, Alpine Houses and bird hides, will continue to be closed in line with current regulations. Catering venues remain closed, but takeaway options are available at all RHS Gardens.
Garden centres at the four RHS Gardens will also remain open during this period with limits on the number of people allowed inside at any one time. Our online plant shop continues to offer a wide selection of edible and ornamental plants.
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 hugely grateful for the continued support and patience of our members and visitors throughout this difficult period. Please stay safe and check our website for the latest information.
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.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been postponed from May to 21 - 26 September.
As was planned for the event in May, RHS Chelsea will be spread over six days instead of five, with the same reduced number of visitors. There are many further coronavirus safety precautions being put in place for exhibitors, everyone involved in the show, visitors and RHS staff and volunteers.
More information on additional health and safety measures.
RHS Qualifications and Assessments
More information about RHS Qualifications and Covid-19.
World Health Organisation
UK public health authorities