Children’s Award for RHS Garden Rosemoor

RHS Garden Rosemoor has won a top award in a national competition run by the online organisation – Netmums. Parents were asked to vote online for their favourite Outdoor Play venue and Rosemoor came out tops for North Devon and a Runner Up in the South West region.

Children are welcome every day in the 65-acre garden. There are two special dedicated natural play areas including a green ship and a giant woodland wind chime as well as a large sandpit and natural dens. Picnic areas abound and our long borders and meadows are perfect for running and play. Children can follow their food from the fruit and veg garden to plate in the award winning restaurant. Events for families and children are held throughout the year, especially in school holidays.

This half term Rosemoor is ‘Going Native’ with a week of activities relating to their native plants and wildlife.

Tuesday 27 May
Owl and Raptor Rescue – Owls R Us
Nigel and Jo Palmer will be on site with some of their collection of rescued owls and hawks to talk about the work they do in helping these beautiful birds. A great opportunity to see some of these shy native species up close and maybe have your picture taken with a Barn Owl or Kestrel !

Wednesday 28 May
Native Plants and Wildlife Day
A wide range of native animal and plant conservation groups will be featured in the Marquee representing a cross section of charities dedicated to the advancement and preservation of some of the UK’s best loved native plants and animal species; from rare orchids and beleaguered honeybees to the shy dormouse and the endangered hedgehog. Go along and see what these diverse groups are doing to preserve these treasured plants and animals.

Thursday 29 May
Wildflower Walks for Families – Diana Goodacre
Join Diana for a guided walk of Rosemoor’s now well established wildflower meadows as well as the wilder edges of the Garden and woods on the trail of some of the South West’s most delightful wildflowers. Please wear old clothes and dress for the weather.

For more information on RHS Garden Rosemoor visit www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor