Festival of Roses

Celebrate the beauty and scent of roses at RHS Garden Rosemoor’s Festival of Roses: 17 June – 16 July 2023

Experience the sight and scent of thousands of roses in flower at RHS Garden Rosemoor’s four-week long Festival of Roses (17 June – 16 July 2023) – a breathtaking showcase of the beauty and diversity of this favourite flower. Supported by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management.
Boasting one of the UK’s largest collections of roses, Rosemoor is home to two dedicated Rose Gardens with more than 200 different varieties and more than 2,000 roses. From cottage garden climbers, to bright and beautiful container roses – there is a rose to inspire everyone and suit all gardens.

Festival highlights

Rose Weekend: Craft and Food Fair

Friday 23 – Sunday 25 June 10am – 4pm

Discover beautiful floral-themed craft and food made from some of the best artisans in the West Country.

Enjoy a display of British grown roses by Flowers from the Farm, guided walks at 12noon and 2pm, rose growing advice and three musical days celebrating female artists.

Stop and smell
the roses

Take a scented journey through the  rose gardens using the information boards to discover stunning roses and their fascinating stories, including some of the oldest and most fragrant varieties.

Discover more by joining our guided walks every Tuesday at 12noon.

Rose and flower-themed workshops

Learn new skills and pick up hints and tips from our experts with a range of rose and flower-themed workshops running throughout the festival.

Please book your place in advance:

Rejoicing with roses in pastel
Saturday 24 June, 10.30am–4.30pm
Take this opportunity to capture roses at their best in the fun and versatile medium of pastel.

Rose alchemy
Sunday 25 June, 9.30am–3.30pm
Capture the magic of rose – infusing, extracting, mixing and making rose-inspired skin care products.

Flower and close-up photography
Sunday 25 June, 3pm–9pm
Join specialist Ross Hoddinott for a masterclass in flower photography and close-up technique.

Cut flower willow basket
Friday 14 July, 9.30am–5.30pm
Suitable for both adventurous beginners and for those with existing basket weaving experience.

Buy beautiful roses

Discover a huge range of roses for sale in Rosemoor Garden Centre including many varieties found within our Rose Gardens.


Summer days at Rosemoor

Enjoy a host of garden events, workshops and entertainment at RHS Garden Rosemoor this summer.

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