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RHS gardens July 2019 events

RHS Wisley's Queen Mother's Rose Garden. Picture; RHS/Clive Nichols
RHS Wisley's Queen Mother's Rose Garden. Picture; RHS/Clive Nichols

Music, theatre and cinema in the gardens

Late Evening Openings, dates vary, all gardens
The gardens stay open late on selected evenings with live music, theatre and cinema. For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/whats-on-at-rhs-gardens.

July 6, 13, 20 and 27: Saturday Beekeeping Demonstration, Harlow Carr
Join members of the Harrogate and Ripon Beekeepers Association at 2pm for a demonstration of the traditional craft of beekeeping.

July 6, 13, 20 and 27 July: Wisley Live!
Live jazz every Saturday afternoon with Chi-Jazz, plus dance workshops, book readings and theatre.

July 6–7: Meet the Experts – Clematis, Harlow Carr
The British Clematis Society puts on a show of these beautiful climbing plants.

July 6–August 18: Summer Glasshouse Display – Fuchsia, Wisley
A colourful and exciting display of the Wisley Fuchsia collection.

RHS Harlow Carr's kitchen garden. Picture; RHS/Lee Beel
RHS Harlow Carr’s kitchen garden. Picture; RHS/Lee Beel

Summer music Sundays

July 7, 14, 21 and 28: Summer Music Sundays, Harlow Carr
Bring a picnic and enjoy an afternoon of live music from 1pm-4pm.

July 13–14: National Sweet Pea Show, Harlow Carr
Enjoy the scent and sight of hundreds of sweet pea blooms from top UK growers at the National Sweet Pea Show.

July 13-14: Cactus Show, Hyde Hall
Plant sales and displays of rare and impressive cacti and succulents, with expert advice from experienced growers.

July 20–21: Grasses Weekend with Neil Lucas of Knoll Grasses, Rosemoor
A garden walk, talks and advice on all aspects of using grasses in a garden.

July 20–21: Carnivorous Plant Show, Wisley
Explore the world of carnivorous plants, including Venus fly traps, bladderworts and pitcher plants.

RHS Hyde Hall's rose garden. Picture; RHS/Jason Ingram
RHS Hyde Hall’s rose garden. Picture; RHS/Jason Ingram

Summer holiday children’s fun

July 20-September 2: Family Fun Garden Adventures with The Very Hungry Caterpillar, all gardens, dates and times vary
Visitors can join in an anniversary celebration, as the RHS partners with The World of Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar for a summer of family fun to mark the book’s 50th  anniversary.

July 23: A Celebration of Echinacea, The Glasshouse, Wisley
Find out more about the RHS Echinacea trials, join in propagation and plant care demonstrations along with talks and free tours.

July 28: Wind in the Willows, Wisley
Join Mole, Ratty and Badger on their adventures in Quantum Theatre’s new adaptation of the Kenneth Grahame classic.

July 31-August 4: Hyde Hall Flower Show 10th anniversary show
Floral displays, plants to buy, garden sundries and ornaments, food and drink stalls and live music.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.

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