Top Ten RHS 2018 Winter to Spring Calendar Highlights

Top Ten RHS 2018 Winter to Spring Calendar Highlights

RHS Membership Growing Stories

Top Ten RHS 2018 Winter to Spring Calendar Highlights

We’ve been sharing our RHS Growing Stories with you, but now it’s time to see how you can create your own memorable growing story by putting your RHS membership to good use this winter and spring 2018…

Christmas Glow at Wisley - Illuminated waterfall in the glasshouse © RHS Paul Debois

Christmas Glow at Wisley – Illuminated waterfall in the glasshouse © RHS Paul Debois

17 November – 6 January
‘Glow’ Garden Illuminations at RHS Rosemoor

At Rosemoor, the Glow Garden Illuminations have been extended for this winter season, to take in new areas of the garden. Be enchanted as you follow the festive trail around the trees, shrubs and sculptures, all illuminated by high-tech, dynamic, colour-changing lights.

23 November – 30 December
‘Glow’ Garden Illuminations at RHS Harlow Carr

See Harlow Carr in a different light this winter as special lighting effects bring a touch of magic to the most northerly RHS garden. Enjoy an illuminated trail around the magnificent trees and shrubs as dusk fall. See the lake, Winter Walk, Streamside and Doric columns as you’ve never seen them before.

1 December – 2 January
‘Glow’ Garden Illuminations at RHS Wisley

Rediscover the magic of the festive season with Glow at Wisley. Wander the trail to see the light playing on Wisley’s iconic trees, floating installations creating rippling reflections on the water, and stunning views of the Laboratory reflected in the Jellicoe Canal.

RHS Wisley illuminated © RHS Paul Debois

RHS Wisley illuminated © RHS Paul Debois

13 January – 04 March
‘Butterflies in the Glasshouse’ at RHS Wisley

Proudly sponsored by McCarthy & Stone, Butterflies in tithe Glasshouse returns to Wisley for 2018, providing an unforgettable tropical retreat for visitors. Seek out more than 50 vibrant species of exotic butterflies as they fly freely among the Tropical Zone of the cathedral-like Glasshouse.

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A Swallowtail butterfly on a leaf. Butterflies in the Glasshouse event at RHS Garden Wisley.

31 January
‘Pruning and Training Climbing Walls and Shrubs’ at RHS Rosemoor

A day with Jonathan Hutchinson (RHS Team), getting to grips with the plants that form an essential part of Rosemoor’s garden. These climbers need some occasional or regular maintenance to get them growing and flowering at their best.

10 February
‘So You Want to be a Garden Designer?’ at RHS Wisley

If you’re contemplating changing career to become a garden designer, but don’t really know where to begin, this day has been devised especially for you. Join experts from the London College of Garden Design to find out more about planting design, construction design and how designers communicate visually, including with Computer Aided Design (CAD).

22 February
‘Terrarium Workshop’ at RHS Hyde Hall

Discover the amazing science and design behind these miniature “enclosed earth” systems, and create your own bespoke door terrarium at Hyde Hall.

30 March – 16 April
‘Easter Holiday Fun & the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt’ at RHS Harlow Carr

Hop down to Harlow Carr and join in the hunt for the Lindt Gold Bunnies!

19 April
‘The Curator’s Garden Walk’ at RHS Rosemoor

Get inspired with curator and tutor Jon Webster, who hosts this event at Rosemoor – a garden for all seasons with many themed ‘garden rooms’, and a diverse plant collection.

19 April
‘Creating a Mediterranean Garden’ at RHS Hyde Hall

Discover a taste of the Mediterranean in the deep heart of Essex with this one-day event at Hyde Hall. Learn how to create a thriving garden that will flourish even in the driest of long, hot summers.

And don’t forget to add these RHS staples to your gardening calendar…

10-13 May
RHS Malvern Spring Festival

22 – 26 May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show

6 – 10 June
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show

2 – 8 July
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

*All dates may be subject to change. Please visit the RHS website for the most accurate, up to date information on the events and workshops listed above.


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