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RHS gardens events January 2020

The Chinese Pavilion in the snow at RHS Garden Wisley. Picture; Carol Sheppard/RHS
The Chinese Pavilion in the snow at RHS Garden Wisley. Picture; Carol Sheppard/RHS

Enjoy gardens in the deep midwinter…

Until 4 January: Glow, RHS Garden Rosemoor
Follow the garden illuminations of trees, shrubs, sculptures on a route that will take in the new Cool Garden the fabulous illumination of the Lake. (Thurs-Sat). www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

Until 31 January: Winter Sculpture Exhibition, RHS Garden Rosemoor
All sculptures are from UK-based artists and will feature old favourites George Hider and Paul Harvey alongside new exhibitors, such as Stan Jankowski whose copper and brass kinetic pieces include one specially commissioned for the garden.www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

Japanese art exhibition

4 January-13 February: Japanese Art Exhibition & Pop-Up Shop, RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Browse and buy stunning landscape prints made in Japan using traditional woodblock printing techniques as Harlow Carr hosts its second Japanese Art Exhibition in the historic Bath House. This year, a unique collection of authentic Japanese woodblock prints by Master Katsushika Hokusai (1760 to 1849) is featured, known for best-known for his series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji. The show will also feature a pop-up shop selling Japanese gifts. www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr

Cornus Midwinter Fire
Cornus Midwinter Fire, silver birch and me at RHS Harlow Carr’s Winter Walk

Embroidery panels

6 January-29 February: Embroidering Harlow Carr – The Four Seasons, RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Head to Harlow Carr’s Library to see four bespoke embroidery panels depicting garden scenes from each season. Each piece has been produced by the Richmond & Leyburn branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild and this is the first time visitors can see all four seasonal panels together. Normal garden admission applies. www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr

Wisley Glasshouse on a frosty winter's day. Picture; Carol Sheppard/RHS
Wisley Glasshouse on a frosty winter’s day. Picture; Carol Sheppard/RHS

Houseplant Takeover

25 January-1 March: Giant Houseplant Takeover in the Glasshouse, RHS Garden Wisley
Step into a house reclaimed by its plants long after its human inhabitants have left. A banana has pushed through the roof, carnivorous plants feast in the dining room and cacti play chess.  A few plants have grown rather too large and tower over their relatives. www.rhs.org.uk/wisley

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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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