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RHS gardens to stay open during second lockdown

Harlow Carr
Harlow Carr on an early autumn day. Picture; RHS/Lee Beel

Time slots must be booked online

The four RHS gardens, Wisley, Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall and Rosemoor, are to stay open during the second national lockdown for nature lovers to enjoy fresh air and exercise.

However, the charity is waiting on further Government advice and clarification on whether the Glow illuminations events in the Gardens and Glow in the evenings can take place.

Safety measures have been in place since reopening in June, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and limits on visitor numbers. It is essential to pre-book online.

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

Indoor areas closed

Enclosed areas, including glasshouses, alpine houses and bird hides, will be closed in line with the new regulations but play areas will remain open. Indoor catering venues will close, but mobile and takeaway options will be available.

Garden centres at the four RHS Gardens will also remain open to ensure that people can continue to garden and grow plants, indoors and outdoors.

If you can’t get to a garden, visit the online plant shop to buy edible and ornamental plants.

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