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RHS Gardens to remain open during lockdown

5th November 2020
We are pleased to confirm that RHS Gardens Wisley, Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall and Rosemoor will remain open for visitors to enjoy fresh air, exercise and the beauty of plants and nature during the new month-long lockdown across England. Our gardens have offered a vital safe sanctuary to members and visitors for their mental and physical health during these times, and we are delighted that this has been recognised by UK Government.

As large outside spaces, the RHS Gardens can be enjoyed safely by visitors with the safety measures that have been in place since reopening in June, including social distancing, enhanced cleaning and limits on visitor volumes. Mandatory pre-booking remains in place, and those wishing to visit the gardens must book a time slot online at

Enclosed areas of the gardens, including Glasshouses, Alpine Houses and Bird Hides, will close from Thursday 5 November in line with the new regulations. Play areas will remain open.

Please note we are awaiting government clarification with regards to our Glow illuminations across the four RHS Gardens and will be contacting ticket holders directly to confirm on this, as soon as we possibly can.

Garden centres at the four RHS Gardens will also remain open during this period to ensure that people can continue to garden and grow plants, indoors and outdoors. Our online plant shop,, also continues to offer a wide selection of edible and ornamental plants. Please note that indoor catering venues will close, but mobile and takeaway options will be available at all gardens.

Like many other charities, we have been greatly affected by the financial impact of Covid-19. This year we have had to send home our amazing volunteers and cancel our 2020 Flower Shows and many events at RHS Gardens. Your continued support through membership, garden and shows visits and donations, will help continue our vital work during and beyond this crisis. Thank you from all of us at the RHS. If you would like to make a donation please click here.