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January 2017 RHS garden events

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RHS Hyde Hall Garden, Essex. The Dry Garden in winter
RHS Hyde Hall Garden, Essex. The Dry Garden in winter. Picture; RHS/Jerry Harpur

Clear the cobwebs at one of England’s 4 RHS gardens

Wrap up warmly and defy the elements to enjoy Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall, Rosemoor and Wisley in all their winter glory this month.

Don’t forget Harlow Carr’s spectacular winter walk, which is worth going for itself.

For bookable events and to check availability, visit https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens.

Until 31 January, noon-2pm: Weekday winter warmers meal deal, Hyde Hall.
Come and warm up with a two-course lunch for just £10.95 per person.

Until 19 February: Winter Sculpture Exhibition, Rosemoor.
An eclectic mix of exhibits from a diverse collection of sculptors, using a wide variety of media from steel and glass to cement and pottery.

World War One history

Until 26 February: A Garden Behind Barbed Wire, Harlow Carr.
The RHS Lindley Library reveals a piece of World War One history from its archives: the ‘forgotten’ story of a group of British men who set up a horticultural society in the Ruhleben internment camp in Germany and helped to feed their fellow prisoners throughout the war.

10 January: What Now? January and February, Wisley.

10, 16, 24 and 31 January, 11am: Tuesday woodland walks, Hyde Hall.
Explore the estate and take in the sights and sounds of the seasonal woodland with garden volunteers.

11 January: Make your own beauty products workshop, Harlow Carr.
Discovering how to make your own face and body preparations, from facial cleansers, steam baths, and scrubs to lip balms, hair treatments and body and bath oils, with herbalist Bel Charlesworth. Bookable event.

11 January: Professional Development Day – Soil Issues for Professionals, Wisley.

12 January: Rose Pruning, Rosemoor.

13 January: Winter Walk and Talk, Wisley.

13 January: Growing orchids as houseplants, Harlow Carr.

14 January: Creative Photography with Andy Small, Wisley.

14 January-5 March: Butterflies in the Glasshouse, Wisley.
See more than 6,000 exotic butterflies gliding among the foliage and flowers. It’s the perfect antidote to the winter blues! Pre-book a time slot to beat the queues. Free for RHS members.

18 January: What Now? Winter, Rosemoor.

19 and 26 January: Apple Pruning, Rosemoor.

20 January: What Now? January and February, Harlow Carr.

26 January: Butterfly Photography Morning – with tuition, Wisley.

27 January: An Introduction to Garden Design, Harlow Carr.

28 January: Hedge Laying, Rosemoor.

28 January: RSPB Big Garden Bird Walk.

28-29 January: Grow and Show weekend, Harlow Carr.
Kick-start your growing year with this practical new event, featuring talks, advice, and demonstrations from our panel of experts, including RHS advisor Martin Fish, for a practical weekend aimed at both amateur and expert gardeners.

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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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