Coronavirus statement

We continue to adhere to and are following current Government advice about Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Latest update: 1 September 2021

RHS Garden Bridgewater pre-booking

Due to continued high demand to visit RHS Garden Bridgewater, we have re-introduced mandatory pre-booking for all visits to the garden, to allow us to manage visitor volumes. From 2 September 2021, all visitors including members will be required to pre-book an arrival time slot ahead of their visit via our website.

All existing bookings to visit RHS Garden Bridgewater, for those visitors who have booked the day of their visit but not a time slot, will be honoured.

Booking information for RHS Garden Bridgewater

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall, Rosemoor and Wisley

On 19 July 2021, England moved into Step 4 of the Government roadmap. All restrictions on meeting people indoors and outdoors have been lifted, and people can meet in a group of any size and any number of households.

From Sunday 1 August, visitors no longer have to book tickets in advance to visit RHS Garden Harlow Carr, RHS Garden Hyde Hall, RHS Garden Rosemoor and RHS Garden Wisley. All bookings made beyond this date remain valid.

Some key special events will still require pre-booking to manage visitor numbers, including the RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show on 7–12 September, and our Glow events at all RHS Gardens from November.

RHS members and non-members can continue to book tickets ahead if they wish and are advised to do so in busy periods such as weekends and school holidays. Visitors will now only need to select the day they wish to visit and not a time slot.

All areas of the gardens are now open including Glasshouses, Alpine Houses and bird hides. Garden centres and catering venues at the five RHS Gardens remain open.

Our foremost priority is always the health and safety of our members, visitors, staff and volunteers, and we ask that everyone continues to support efforts to reduce the spread of the virus as we move out of restrictions. In line with Government recommendations, at busy times and in crowded areas we ask visitors to be mindful of the needs of others by making space and considering wearing a face covering if you are able. We also ask visitors to co-operate with NHS Test and Trace check-in where required.

Additional safety and hygiene measures remain in place, including availability of hand sanitiser for visitors and staff and enhanced cleaning. All five RHS Gardens have been awarded Visit England’s ‘We’re Good to Go’ certification, an industry-standard mark of reassurance that we are carefully following all the latest Government guidance on Covid-19.

Those located in areas receiving an enhanced response to rising case numbers, which currently includes RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, should follow local authority guidelines on contact and travel. Salford City Council advises that people should:

  • Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces
  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Meet outside rather than inside where possible

Please see the Salford City Council website for further information.

Anyone who has symptoms or has had a positive test result for Covid-19 should self-isolate and must not travel to the RHS Gardens.

The RHS is hugely grateful for the continued support and patience of our members and visitors. Please stay safe and check our website for the latest information.

Visiting and cancellation information:
RHS Garden Bridgewater

RHS Garden Wisley
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
RHS Garden Rosemoor


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.

Useful links:

World Health Organisation
 UK public health authorities 

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