2nd April 2018

Have you been to Rosemoor Gardens in North Devon?

RHS Gardens Rosemoor is a must visit attraction when you stay with us at The Barnstaple Hotel. As our guest you will receive a special entry discount on entry, just ask at reception for more details.

But what makes Rosemoor Gardens in North Devon worth a visit?

Below we’ve rounded up what there is to expect at Rosemoor, so whether visiting with friends, family, or as a couple, you know you’ll be getting a full day out.

In the Rosemoor grounds guests can experience 65-acres of lovingly planted gardens alongside historic buildings, fruit and veg patches, an award-winning restaurant and a full calendar of events. All set in an area of natural beauty with a pretty wooded valley backdrop. Make sure you visit yourself to find all their hidden treasures next time you visit North Devon.

The beautiful Gardens...

Whatever time of year you visit, the gardens are a sight to behold. Split into several sections, there’s a sight to enjoy around every flower bed.

One component of Rosemoor is the original garden by Lady Ann, a setting filled with a diverse collection of flowers. Another additional component of Rosemoor is the new gardens; formal and decorative spaces in the glorious countryside setting.

Highlights of Rosemoor Gardens in North Devon include:

  • The original Stone Garden - with camellias, peonies, perennials and much more
  • The Cottage Garden - a romantic location, with brick pathways surrounded by a mix of flowering shrubs, perennials, annuals and biennials
  • Fruit and vegetable gardens - a mouth-watering display of produce sheltered by a stone wall
  • Woodland garden - a wide variety of ornamental woodland trees and shrubs
  • A hot garden - a raised terrace with ‘hot’ flower colours; red, yellow, orange, purple. It comes alive with colour in summer
  • A stream and rock gully - a dramatic mini-landscape with a distinct atmosphere

There are of course many more garden strolls and hidden treats to find, that need to be seen to be believed.

Plus there are all the facilities you need for a full day out and the gardens are suitable for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Events and things to do…

A wide range of events take place throughout the year at Rosemoor, covering everything from craft tutorials and photography lessons to big musical and one night only events. Throughout the winter months the gardens come alive with colour during the evenings, in the wonderfully named 'Garden Glows' sessions.

During the school holidays, special children-focused events offer educational but playful interactive sessions. Whether the little ones like crafts, have an interest in wildlife or love to get muddy, Rosemoor events tick all the boxes.

There’s a What’s On guide on their website, displaying seasonal events, one-day get-togethers and many creative activities. Rosemoor is not just a garden, it’s a place anyone can get together to enjoy a range of activities. We've also attached their entertainment booklet below. 

Rosemoor Gardens Entertainment Booklet

See what's taking place in 2018

Fine dining and local produce...

Located at RHS Rosemoor is The Garden Kitchen, an award-winning restaurant that’s open to the general public all year round. It’s won the “Best Garden Centre Restaurant Wales and South West” award from the Garden Centre Association for four years in a row!

Included on the menu are seasonal dishes with fruit and vegetables straight from the gardens of Rosemoor, and delicious main courses include Gluten Free options.

For alternative options in the summer months, the Wisteria Tea Room provides cakes, cream teas and more. Also, The Shepherd’s Rest is a takeaway outlet serving, wraps and tray cakes.

Picnics can also be enjoyed in the beautiful outdoor settings.

A unique shopping experience...

Rosemoor is a luxurious and quirky place to find unique gifts and items for the home. Take a browse and see what you fancy for the perfect holiday memento. There’s a wide range of gift ideas too.  

The Rosemoor shop sells a range of gifts, plus other locally produced products such as honey and jams alongside fruit wines and liqueurs to name a few.

Head to the Plant Centre for a wide range of plants, trees, vegetables, bulbs and seeds. Many plants on sale here come from also come from local suppliers, so they will grow in the British climate.

Year round attraction...

It’s recommended guests visit at different points through the year to see the full range of flowers and displays Rosemoor offers. Each of the seasons brings a different selection of plants, changing the colours and feel of the landscape. Events vary through the year too and are not to be missed.

When staying with us, find time to visit Rosemoor Gardens in North Devon for a complete day out, and remember to speak to reception about claiming your reduced entry prices.

If you have any questions about visiting this family attraction or would like to tell us about how much you enjoyed the gardens, contact us via our Facebook or Twitter account.