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RHS garden events November 2019

Rosemoor in autumn

Capturing the last colours of autumn

1–3 November: Woodfest, Hyde Hall
A weekend-long celebration of the natural beauty of wood, including artisan woodcrafts and tours of Hyde Hall’s woodland. www.rhs.org.uk/hyde-hall

1–3 November: Late Fruit and Vegetable Competition, Wisley
With more than 80 classes of fruit and veg, this competition is free to enter and open to everyone. www.rhs.org.uk/wisley

2–3 November: Apples Exhibition – Codlings, Costards & Biffins, Harlow Carr
Visit the Library to read the story of the British love affair with the apple and learn more about the importance and history of heritage varieties. www.rhs.org.uk/harlow-carr

2 November: Fireworks Night, Wisley
See the garden lit up by at Wisley’s first family-friendly, low-bang fireworks display. www.rhs.org.uk/wisley

Harlow Carr
Autumn colour at Harlow Carr. Picture; RHS/Lee Beel

Hi-tech artist

5–20 November: Andy Maitland exhibition, Wisley
iPad artist Andy Maitland returns with a display of his colourful artworks in the Glasshouse Gallery. www.rhs.org.uk/wisley
7 November 2019–31 January 2020: Winter Sculpture Exhibition, Rosemoor
The colour, scent and texture of the garden provides the perfect backdrop for the sculpture trail. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

14 November-4 January: Glow, Rosemoor
Follow a trail of twinkling illuminations of trees, shrubs and sculptures around the garden, for the first time including the new Cool Garden. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

20–21 November: Christmas Shopping Extravaganza, Hyde Hall
Visit Santa in his Grotto or splash out in the Christmas Market, plus save 20 per cent in the RHS Shop and Plant Centre. www.rhs.org.uk/hyde-hall

Hyde Hall
Bridge over lower pond with Swamp Cypress, Cortaderia selloana and Salix in the foreground at RHS Garden Hyde Hall. Picture; RHS/Jerry Harpur

Gardens all aglow

21 November–28 December: Glow, Harlow Carr
See the garden all aglow with an illuminated trail around the lake, Winter Walk, Streamside, Doric columns and the Alpine House. www.rhs.org.uk/harlow-carr

22–24 November: Christmas Gift Fair Weekend, Hyde Hall
Find unique, unusual and handmade gifts for everyone this Christmas from a wide range of artists and craftspeople. www.rhs.org.uk/hyde-hall

22–24 November: Christmas Craft & Design Fair, Rosemoor
Pick up gifts from some of the best crafters in the South West, including toiletries, handmade jewellery and sweet treats. www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

23 November: The Sound Collective Choir Concert – The Choir, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Hyde Hall
Capturing the magical world of Narnia, 100 choir singers will perform a concert of themed songs and narrated passages from the CS Lewis novel. www.rhs.org.uk/hyde-hall

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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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