Royal Horticultural Society Garden Rosemoor


Last updated: 2 August 2016

Address and contact details
Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH
Tel: 0845 265 8072
Fax: 01805 624717
Email: rosemooradmin@rhs.org.uk
Web site: www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Rosemoor/
Latitude: 50° 56' 35" N
Longitude: 4° 08' 07" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:Gifted to the RHS in 1988, and opened to visitors in 1990.
Ownership:Royal Horticultural Society
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
Personnel
Director of Horticulture: Tim Upson
Curator: Jonathan Webster
Plant Records Officer: Sue Costa
Contact person: Jonathan Webster (rosemooradmin@rhs.org.uk)
Total Staff:70
Total Horticultural Staff:24
Policies
Collections:Yes, in accordance with the Royal Horticultural Society's Mission Statement.
Physical environment
Altitude:6 m
Soil type:Clay, acid to neutral
Aspect:Southwest
Total area:50 ha
Other sites of collection:RHS Garden Wisley
RHS Garden Hyde Hall
RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Weather recordsRecords kept
Temperature
Av. monthly max:20 °C
Av. monthly min:30 °C
Absolute maximum:28 °C
Absolute minimum:-10 °C
Wind
Direction:South west
Rainfall
Average annual:1,100 mm
Plant collection
Families:227
Genera:1,337
Species:5,114
Taxa:9,669
Accessions:13,138
Plants:18,533
Notable plants within the collection:
Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Imbricata Pendula', Fagus sylvatica 'Dawyck Purple', Pyrus amygdaliformis and Zelkova schneideriana
Special collections:
Cornus National Collection – 25 Species, 105 Taxa, 161 Accessions, 217 Plants
Ilex National Collection – 43 species, 150 Taxa, 194 Accessions, 330 Plants
Record Keeping:Records kept
Computerised
Record System:BG-Base
Plant-collecting trips:No
Facilities on site
Herbarium:Approximately 20,000 wild collected & 55,000 cultivated specimens (at Wisley). Code WSY in Index Herbariorum
Library:Opening hours are variable. Please ring the garden before you visit.
Research facilities:No
Publications:Garden guide, catalogue available on the Internet, The Garden, The New Plantsman, Orchid Review
Identifications:Undertakes identifications for the general public. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Secondary, public education. Education centre opened April 2011 with 2 acre themed teaching garden
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:No
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, plant shop, book shop, gift shop, licence for weddings on site
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:164,000
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm (5pm October-April)
Guiding principles behind the collection
The encouragement and the improvement of the science and practice of horticulture in all its branches.
Location map
Location map

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