THE POTTING SHED UK Jan/Feb Issue 2014 - Page 45

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Rosemoor in Devon has just launched its ‘Myths and Legends’ inspired Winter Sculpture Exhibition.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Rosemoor in Devon has just launched its ‘Myths and Legends’ inspired Winter Sculpture Exhibition. The exciting and eclectic mix of sculptures, from a diverse group of artists, is set against the dramatic backdrop of the garden in winter.

Rosemoor is open all year and winter is a fascinating time to explore the 65-acre garden. On frosty mornings, the garden sparkles in the sunlight and there is plenty of colour, fragrance and texture. Fantastic aromas fill the air and mix with surprising colours from the flowers of Viburnum, Sarcococca, Daphne and Mahonia; camellias, yew hedges, holly and ivy give rich evergreen tones while ornamental trees such as Betula utilis var. jacquemontii, (west Himalayan birch) Prunus serrula (Tibetan cherry) and a National Plant Collection of Cornus display really unusual bark colours and textures for visitors to see.

Within this amazing backdrop, the ever-popular Winter Sculpture Exhibition returns, and continues until 23 February 2014. More than 120 pieces of sculpture have been placed around the garden to enlighten, amuse and inspire visitors. Created by more than 20 of the UK’s top sculptors including Simon Brant, Ama Menec, George Hider and Ian Marlow, many of the pieces exhibited are for sale. Visitors can also enjoy free, guided sculpture walks, which leave the Visitor Centre at 11.30am most Wednesday mornings.

The Winter Sculpture Exhibition is open every day (except Christmas Day) 10am – 5pm and is subject to normal garden admission. For more information about RHS Garden Rosemoor, please visit www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor/what-s-on or telephone 0845 265 8072.

Magical Myths and Legends