During this hot weather period, our trees have been under stress. We ask you not to sit under our trees or enter roped off areas due to the risk of sudden limb drop. Areas including the Lower Woodland Walk, Learning Centre wildlife and picnic areas, and Copper Shelter are closed at this time.

Fruit and Vegetable Garden

Visitors of all ages enjoy the Fruit and Vegetable Garden, fascinated as much by the mouthwatering array of produce as by the variety of ways in which it is grown and displayed. The area is sheltered by stone walls facing south and west, which provide ideal conditions for peaches, nectarines and figs. Split-chestnut paling fences support trained fruit trees and climbing annuals such as squashes, as well as providing a permeable boundary that allows frost to drain away.

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.