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RHS Gardens Events Programme January - March 2022

The winter months expose the bare bones of the five Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Gardens, enabling visitors enjoying the selection of walks, talks and exhibitions on offer to see first-hand the work that goes into designing and maintaining gardens at this scale.

From art exhibitions and wintery walks, to plant shows that celebrate the very best this season has to offer, experience the beauty of the changing seasons across the country at RHS Garden Bridgewater in Greater Manchester, RHS Garden Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire, RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex, RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon and RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey.

For full listings, please visit www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-gardens or contact Chloe Wells at [email protected].


Please check the RHS website for the latest information as event listings are subject to change. 

 
 January
RHS Garden Bridgewater:
 
Codlings, Costards & Biffins, until 31 Jan
Explore the wonderful world of apples in this free exhibition that delves into the RHS Lindley Library archives. Apples are part of our national heritage and as one of our oldest crops, they have sustained us through the centuries and gained a place in our hearts as the most prized of all our native fruits.
 
RHS Garden Harlow Carr:
 
Seasonal Interest: York University Art Exhibition, Mon 10 Jan – Sun 6 Feb
Inspired by the Four Seasons sculptures by Phillip Haas, York College of Art and Design students will be creating an exciting new exhibition displaying their own unique three-dimensional interpretations.
 
RHS Garden Hyde Hall:
 
Woodland Wellbeing Walks
Enjoy a guided tour of the Hyde Hall estate every Tuesday in January.   
 
RHS Garden Rosemoor:
 
Winter Sculpture Exhibition, Sat 13 Nov 2021 – Mon 31 Jan 2022
Discover an eclectic selection of sculpture on this trail, set against the backdrop of the garden in winter. The exhibition features work by local artists as well as those from further afield.
 
RHS Garden Wisley:
 
RSPB Winter Bird Walk, Sat 15 Jan
Take an early-morning walk around RHS Garden Wisley and discover what birdlife is dwelling in the garden in the depths of winter, before warming up with tea, coffee and a delicious cooked breakfast. From birdwatching newcomers to professional twitchers, everyone is welcome.
 
Winter Walk and Talk, Thurs 27 Jan
Not everything in the garden is sleeping in the winter. Join an RHS curator for a guided walk around the garden and learn which plants put on a show at this time of year, as well as the plants to look out for in the coming months.
 
Under Your Feet, Sat 29 Jan – Sun 27 Feb
RHS Wisley’s iconic Glasshouse houses a giant installation of an exposed tree root, with interactive elements providing information about what goes on under our feet. In the Glasshouse gallery, wander through a large-scale replica of vegetable roots, making you feel as though you have shrunk and are in the soil looking at the roots and worms.
 
 
February
All Gardens:
 
February half-term: Beneath your feet, Sat 19 – Sun 27 Feb
Embark on an exciting adventure at the RHS Gardens this February half-term with activities for all the family that delve deep into the ground beneath your feet.
Times and activities vary per garden, please check the website for more information.
 
RHS Garden Bridgewater:
 
Middlewood Scouts exhibition, Fri 18 Feb – Tues 22 May
In the 1940s the Scouting Association established a camp on the site of RHS Garden Bridgewater that was to become the go-to destination for scouts and guides locally and internationally. This exhibition celebrates the importance of the camp, known as Middlewood, through a collection of images and memories from over seven decades.
 
RHS Garden Harlow Carr:
 
Japanese and Pop-Up Shop, Fri 11 Feb – Sun 20 March
This exhibition in the Old Bath house charts the history of the iconic Japanese kimono. At the Japanese pop-up shop, discover a variety of authentic Japanese gifts, from kimonos and authentic tableware to origami kits and Japanese kokeshi dolls.
 
RHS Garden Hyde Hall:
 
Woodland Wellbeing Walks
Enjoy a guided tour of the Hyde Hall estate every Tuesday in February.   
  
 
RHS Garden Rosemoor:
 
Celebration of Snowdrops, Tues 1 – Sun 13 Feb
Discover drifts of snowdrops throughout the garden with a series of guided walks and a trail for children.
 
Colour and Fragrance in the Winter Garden, Thurs 10 Feb
Winter is often considered a quiet season in the garden, but this interactive talk will show how colourful and fragrant flowers, striking barks and stems, and a variety of evergreen plants can brighten up the garden throughout the winter.
 
RHS Garden Wisley:
 
Success with House Plants, Mon 21 Feb (10.30am – 1.30pm)
Keen to keep your indoor plants thriving? Learn how to keep house plants healthy and grow them to their very best on this morning course, with tips on house plant selection, potting, feeding and pest control.
 
March
 
RHS Garden Harlow Carr:
 
BAMM North Mosaic Exhibition, Thurs 24 March – Sun 17 April
Discover this unique art form in an entirely new way, as the British Association for Modern Mosaic showcase pieces inspired by a connection to nature, created using an infinite range of materials.
 
RHS Garden Hyde Hall:
 
Starting from Scratch – How to Garden, 19 March (10.30am – 3.30pm)
This beginner’s workshop covers the skills needed to transform your garden. Learn how to choose the right plants for your garden, how to prepare soil and care for your plants, and how to spot pests, diseases and troublesome weeds.
 
Daffodil Show, 29 - 30 March
An opportunity for avid gardeners to learn more about daffodils, and see swathes of yellow flowers dotted around the gardens.
 
RHS Garden Rosemoor:
 
Spring Flower Festival and Alpine Garden Show, Sat 12 & Sun 13 March
View the exquisite displays of top quality spring blooms from the South West and beyond.
 
Introduction to grafting, Thurs 17 March (2 - 4.30pm)
Learn the art of grafting with RHS Fruit Specialist Jim Arbury. During the session, you will graft two apple varieties onto dwarfing rootstocks to take home and plant in your own garden.
 
RHS Garden Wisley:
 
Planting for Small Gardens and Shade, Thurs 10 March (10.30am – 4pm)
Explore planting in small gardens and take an in-depth look at the challenges that shade presents. You will learn how to develop good plant combinations as well as choose appropriate plants both for small spaces and shade.
 
Science week, Fri 11 – Sun 20 March
RHS Garden Wisley is hosting a week-long science extravaganza, which aims to showcase the research of the RHS, alongside hands-on activities, workshops and talks.
 
Cherry Blossom, 21 – 27 March
RHS Wisley is transformed with the arrival of fluffy pink and white blooms, as trees bursting with cherry blossom create picture-perfect spots around the garden this spring.
 

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For more information and images, or to attend or cover any events, please contact Chloe Wells on [email protected]  

Image captions and credits:
Glasshouse borders in winter at RHS Garden Wisley © RHS / Joanna Kossak

 

Notes to editors

Notes to Editors:
Opening times and ticket prices may vary by event. Full details can be found at www.rhs.org.uk
RHS members enjoy free entry to RHS Gardens and discounted entry to RHS Flower Shows.

About RHS Gardens
The RHS has five gardens:
RHS Garden Bridgewater, Occupation Road, Off Leigh Road, Worsley, Salford, Greater Manchester
M28 2LJ www.rhs.org.uk/bridgewater
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB
www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET
www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB www.rhs.org.uk/wisley
 
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society, the world’s leading gardening charity, was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. This aspiration underpins all that we do, from inspirational gardens and shows, through our scientific research, to our education and community programmes such as Campaign for School Gardening and Britain in Bloom. We produce key publications, hold a world-class collection of horticultural books and botanical art, and sell the very best plants and gardening gifts.
 
The RHS is fundraising £40m to transform our gardens, outreach and education facilities, which includes redeveloping our flagship RHS Garden Wisley and opening a new garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater, in 2021. We are solely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk.
 
RHS Registered Charity No. 222879/SC038262
 

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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.