Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

When we think of summertime we often think of roses.  I adore scented roses!  I love growing roses and visiting rose gardens.  Here are some lovely gardens where you can celebrate and immerse yourself in the rose’s beauty and fragrance.

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Some of the rose-themed events or rose garden openings listed on this calendar last only for a day; while other rose gardens are open daily; click on ‘Long Running Events‘ to see events that last for seven consecutive days or longer.

Please note: some of the events in this calendar require advance booking and others you can just turn up on the day.

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May 2024

 Sunday 19 May 2024 - Thursday 23 May 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Monday 20 May 2024 - Sunday 2 June 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, from Monday 20th May 2024 until Sunday 2nd June 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold. On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283). If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book. NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Tuesday 21 May 2024 - Saturday 25 May 2024: RHS Chelsea Flower Show


Tuesday 21st May 2024Wednesday 22nd May 2024Thursday 23rd May 2024Friday 24th May 2024, Saturday 25th May 2024 – The RHS Chelsea Flower Show at Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL.  The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is open from 8am until 8pm from Monday to Friday, and from 8am until 5.30pm on Saturday, with the plant sell-off commencing at 4pm on Saturday.  For ticket prices and to purchase tickets online, please click here. To see photographs from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, please click here.  For all the details and information about the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024, please click here. Information for disabled visitors planning a trip to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show can be found here.

 Sunday 26 May 2024 - Thursday 30 May 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

June 2024

 Sunday 2 June 2024 - Thursday 6 June 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Wednesday 5 June 2024 - Thursday 6 June 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, on Wednesday 5th June 2024 and Thursday 6th June 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold.  On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283).  If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book.  NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Sunday 9 June 2024 - Thursday 13 June 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Peaslake Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Peaslake Open Gardens & Plant Sale takes place from 12 noon until 4.30pm on Sunday 9th June 2024 in the village of Peaslake, Guildford, Surrey, GU5 9RR. The annual Peaslake Open Gardens is a fantastic opportunity to see some of Surrey's best kept gardens. The beautiful village of Peaslake is tucked away at the foot of the Hurtwood Forest in the Surrey Hills, offering stunning views and a wealth of beautiful gardens, with everything from manicured lawns and structured flowerbeds to carefully planned wilder plots. The event visits different parts of the village each year to give returning visitors a different experience year on year. Sorry - no dogs please other than assistance dogs. Proceeds to Peaslake Free School with plant sale proceeds to Peaslake School and the Peaslake, Shere and Gomshall Gardening Association. Entry is £6.00 adults, seniors £5.00, under 14s voluntary contributions please. Entry tickets include free raffle ticket. Tickets available a week in advance at Peaslake Village Stores and on the day at the school and some participating gardens.  For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 9 June 2024: Frimley Green Village Open Gardens Day


Frimley Green Village Open Gardens Day in Frimley Green, Frimley, near Farnborough, Surrey takes place on Sunday 9th June 2024 from 2pm to 6pm nearest postcode is GU16 6HF. A selection of gardens are opening for Frimley Green's very popular Open Gardens Day, now in its 24th year. The participating gardens change each year so there is always something new.  Visitors can explore a variety of garden sizes and styles - there is something of interest for everyone. All gardens are walking distance of the village green. Some gardens have only limited disabled access due to steps, narrow paths, etc. Refreshments available. No dogs please, except assistance dogs. Plant sales at Elmcroft. Entry is £7.50 per adult, accompanied under 16s enter for free. Ticket/programmes are available from participating gardens or from The Green. For more information, please click here.

 Wednesday 12 June 2024 - Thursday 13 June 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, on Wednesday 12th June 2024 and Thursday 13th June 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold.  On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283).  If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book.  NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Saturday 15 June 2024: Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society Plant Sale & Rose Competition at Frensham Fayre


On Saturday 15th June 2024, from 1pm onwards, Frensham & Dockenfield Horticultural Society are holding their Plant Sale & Rose Competition at Frensham Fayre, Hollowdene Recreation Ground, Shortfield Common Road, Frensham, Surrey, GU10 3BJ.

 Sunday 16 June 2024 - Thursday 20 June 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Wednesday 19 June 2024 - Thursday 20 June 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, on Wednesday 19th June 2024 and Thursday 20th June 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold.  On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283).  If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book.  NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Saturday 22 June 2024 - Sunday 23 June 2024: Kingswood, Walton, & Tadworth Horticultural Society Gardener’s Delight – Open Gardens & Plant Sales


Taking place on Saturday 22nd June 2024 and Sunday 23rd June 2024Kingswood, Walton, & Tadworth Horticultural Society Gardener’s Delight will feature 10+ open gardens, opening over 2 days with refreshments and plant sales. Admission to all gardens is just £7.50. The full list of open gardens and information on where to buy tickets will be available on Kingswood, Walton, & Tadworth Horticultural Society's website when the details have been finalised.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: The Manor House Garden Opening


On Sunday 23rd June 2024, The Manor House is opening to the public from 10am until 5pm for the NGS.  The address is: The Manor House, Three Gates Lane, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2ES. The Manor House gardens are set across six acres on the edge of Haslemere. The grounds were laid out across the terraced landscape around 1873 in an English romantic style and were heavily influenced by Gertrude Jekyll. They were once described in Country Life as the ‘Hanging Gardens of Haslemere’. Julia Patterson has been Head Gardener at the Manor House for the past four years. During this time, Julia and her team have been infilling herbaceous borders, replanting the rose garden, and planting lots of bulbs to extend the seasons. Visitors can admire the garden's mature trees, orchard and wild flower meadow, greenhouses and a magnificent pergola. Water features heavily throughout the garden, with a series of ponds travelling throughout, and an area inspired by Japanese influences.  Adult entry is £5 and children go free. For more information, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Bookham Open Gardens


Sunday 23rd June 2024 – Bookham Open Gardens and Plant Sale, Bookham, Surrey, from 10am until 5pm.  There will be a good range of private gardens, including both large and small gardens across Great Bookham and Little Bookham, all opening for this special day. You’ll find plant sales at the Old Barn Hall, Great Bookham, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT23 3QA, and at the allotments.  For all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024: Shere Open Gardens & Plant Sale


Shere Open Gardens takes place on Sunday 23rd June 2024 from 2pm until 6pm.  The picturesque village of Shere near Guildford, in Surrey (off A25 halfway between Guildford and Dorking (SATNAV GU5 9HE) will be opening its garden gates and inviting visitors to view more than 15 private gardens to raise funds for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care and local causes. There will be a fabulous plant sale and an over-the-wall gardeners' question time at the allotments. There's a Pimms Stall by the stream; while the parents from Shere School will be serving delicious home-made teas and cakes in the village hall. There's free parking which will be signposted (GU5 9JA). Tickets can be purchased online now and are available on the day from the village carparks and village with cash or using contactless payment. Tickets are: adults: £8, over 65s: £7, children under 16: free.  Dogs are welcome in a few gardens (but not all!). For more information and to buy tickets, please click here.

 Sunday 23 June 2024 - Thursday 27 June 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Monday 24 June 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, from Monday 24th June 2024 until Sunday 7th July 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold. On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283). If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book. NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Wednesday 26 June 2024 - Thursday 27 June 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, on Wednesday 26th June 2024 and Thursday 27th June 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold.  On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283).  If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book.  NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Saturday 29 June 2024: Kingswood, Walton & Tadworth Horticultural Society Early Summer Show


On Saturday 29th June 2024, Kingswood, Walton and Tadworth Horticultural Society will be holding their Early Summer Show from 2pm until 5pm, at Church Hall, Church of the Good Sheppard, The Avenue, Tadworth, Surrey, KT20 5AS. Teas, coffee and homemade cakes, plant sales and raffle. Entry is free for KWT Horticultural Society Members, and £1 for non-members.

 Saturday 29 June 2024: Dunsborough Park Garden Opening (pre-booking required)


Dunsborough Park, Ripley, Surrey, GU23 6AL. The gardens and grounds at Dunsborough Park were originally laid out in the eighteenth century; the gardens continued to be added to over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and have been restored and adapted by the gardens’ current owners. Dunsborough Park features borders which have undergone restoration work designed by Penelope Hobhouse, with later re-workings made by Rupert Golby. The older walled garden was remodelled with divisions to create garden rooms, which were designed by Simon Johnson. Visitors will undoubtedly be impressed by the gardens’ Rose Walk, Italian Garden, and a Water Garden with enchanting folly bridge, the 70ft Ginkgo hedge, espalier trained fruit trees, alongside the garden owners’ collection of garden statues, sculptures, and ornaments.The peonies and roses will be at their best by the time Dunsborough Park opens on Saturday 29th June 2024. Visitors have the opportunity to book a morning visit (arrive 9.30am – the gardens close at 12 noon) or an afternoon visit (arrive from 1pm until 1.30pm – the gardens close at 3.30pm). All visitors need to book their place online, for all the details, please click here.

 Sunday 30 June 2024 - Thursday 4 July 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

July 2024

 Tuesday 2 July 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival


Tuesday 2nd July 2024, Wednesday 3rd July 2024, Thursday 4th July 2024, Friday 5th July 2024, Saturday 6th July 2024, Sunday 7th July 2024, – RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU.  Visitors can purchase plants from a wide range of specialist nurseries and expert growers at Hampton Court Garden Festival; this is a wonderful place to buy plants!  Orchid and houseplant enthusiasts will be creating orchid displays for this event.  For all the details, please click here. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Friday 5 July 2024 - Sunday 7 July 2024: Decorative Home & Salvage Show at Loseley Park


From 12pm until 5pm on Friday 5th July 2024, from 10am until 5pm on Saturday 6th July 2024, and from 10am until 5pm on Sunday 7th July 2024, Loseley Park will be opening for the Decorative Home & Salvage Show at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  Loseley Park is a delightful two and a half acre walled garden.  Visit Loseley's award-winning rose garden (over 1000 bushes, mainly old fashioned varieties), extensive herb garden, fruit and flower garden, white garden with fountain, and spectacular organic vegetable garden.  There's a magnificent vine walk, herbaceous borders, moat walk, ancient wisteria and mulberry trees.  There will be garden furniture, statues, planters, and other garden items at this opening; for all the details, please click here.

 Saturday 6 July 2024: Elstead Garden Club Summer Show


Elstead Garden Club will be holding their Summer Show at 2pm on Saturday 6th July 2024 in Elstead Village Hall, Thursley Road, Elstead, Surrey, GU8 6DG.

 Sunday 7 July 2024 - Thursday 11 July 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Wednesday 10 July 2024 - Thursday 11 July 2024: Vann Garden Opening


Vann Garden opens from 10am until 4pm, on Wednesday 10th July 2024 and Thursday 11th July 2024. Vann, Hambledon, Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4EF.  Vann is located off the A283 in Vann Lane between Hambledon and Chiddingfold.  On National Garden Scheme Open Days, follow the yellow signs “Vann Garden Open Today” from Wormley Hill (A283).  If you’re visiting Vann please note this garden doesn’t accept credit cards – so bring cash or use your cheque book.  NB: No refreshments will be available at this opening. Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed from a series of rooms which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century.  Visitors can discover the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, an Arts and Crafts architect and the great grandfather of the present owners, and the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, plus, the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden.

 Sunday 14 July 2024 - Thursday 18 July 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Wednesday 17 July 2024: Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society Meeting: Roses: a talk by Elizabeth Sawday from Apuldram Roses


Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society are holding this meeting on Wednesday 17th July 2024 from 7pm until 9pm at The Trinity Centre, Holy Trinity Church, Maldon Road, Wallington, SM6 8BL. Wallington, Carshalton and Beddington Horticultural Society members pay 50p to attend this meeting, which covers the refreshments. Non-members are very welcome to attend this meeting - entry is £3 for non-members, which includes refreshments.

 Sunday 21 July 2024 - Thursday 25 July 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 28 July 2024 - Thursday 1 August 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

August 2024

 Sunday 4 August 2024 - Thursday 8 August 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Saturday 10 August 2024: Okewood, Ockley, & Forest Green Summer Fair, Flower Show, & Fun Dog Show


Okewood, Ockley, & Forest Green Summer Fair, Flower Show, & Fun Dog Show is on Saturday 10th August 2024 from 12 noon until 5pm at Okewood Hill, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 5PU. There are five classes for roses at this lovely show. More details at https://okewoodhillflowershow.co.uk/

 Sunday 11 August 2024 - Thursday 15 August 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 18 August 2024: Pratsham Grange Garden Opening & Plant Stall


On Sunday 18th August 2024, Pratsham Grange Garden will be opening from 12.30pm until 5pm for the NGS.  Pratsham Grange, Tanhurst Lane, Holmbury St Mary, Surrey, RH5 6LZ.  A five acre garden overlooked by Holmbury Hill and Leith Hill.  Visitors can admire the garden's two ponds, joined by cascading stream, scented roses, blue hydrangeas, herbaceous borders, cutting flower garden, and two white beds.  There will be a plant stall at this opening; for all the details and to book your place, please click here.  

 Sunday 18 August 2024 - Thursday 22 August 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

 Sunday 25 August 2024 - Thursday 29 August 2024: Loseley Park Garden Opening


Loseley Park Garden Opening, at Loseley Park, Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS.  The beautiful gardens at Loseley Park in Guildford have a lovely, warm, friendly feel.  This is a beautiful place to visit, ideal for a relaxing and inspiring day out.  The typography of the gardens at Loseley is very flat, it’s a good place for disabled visitors, the paths are constructed of a hard surface with a very shallow layer of fine gravel over the top. Loseley’s beautiful Rose Garden boasts over one thousand old English roses, framed by low, clipped box hedging.  In mid-June to early July the roses at Loseley are at their peak, visitors travel far and wide to enjoy the incredible fragrance of the old roses and take in the gardens. Loseley Park open from 10.30am until 4pm from Sunday to Thursday.  For more information about Loseley Park, click here to visit their website. Information for disabled visitors to Loseley Park can be found here.

Long-Running Events

The events below are ones which last longer than 14 days. Note that some long-running events/gardens may last for several weeks or months, but may only be open on particular days. Please check the event description and the event website for details of exact opening times.

 Saturday 11 May 2024 - Friday 31 May 2024: Polesden Lacey


Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  Visitors to Polesden Lacey enjoy glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills, framed by rambling roses in the Edwardian Rose Garden.  Inside the garden, shrub roses decorate the borders and over 100 rambling roses clothe the pergolas.  The central beds are planted with 35 different varieties of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, and Hybrid Musk roses.  At Polesdon Lacey, roses are in bloom from June to late August and beyond.  Polesden Lacey is open daily from 10am until 5pm. Find more info on their website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Sunday 12 May 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Hampton Court Palace Gardens


Hampton Court Palace Gardens, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AUHampton Court Palace Gardens need no introduction, extending to 60 acres of gardens, with an additional 750 acres of parkland beyond, this is a truly wonderful and historic place.  Visitors can enjoy the delightful fragrance and flowers of the roses in the Rose Garden.  Visit the Great Vine, planted in 1768 by Capability Brown, get lost in the maze which covers a third of an acre!  Relax and observe the deer in Home Park, or unwind in the Contemporary Garden - there’s so much to take in and enjoy at Hampton Court Palace Gardens!  Hampton Court Palace Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5.30pm (NB: last entries at 4.30pm). For accessibility information for disabled visitors to Hampton Court Palace, please click here. Membership of the Historic Royal Palaces covers entry into the Tower of LondonHampton Court Palace, the Banqueting HouseKensington PalaceKew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.  Members also enjoy free admission to palace exhibitions, a subscription to Inside Story, the members’ magazine, and other benefits at each of the palaces.  For all the details of the Membership of Historic Royal Palaces, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Hampton Court Palace Gardens


Hampton Court Palace Gardens, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AUHampton Court Palace Gardens need no introduction, extending to 60 acres of gardens, with an additional 750 acres of parkland beyond, this is a truly wonderful and historic place.  Visitors can enjoy the delightful fragrance and flowers of the roses in the Rose Garden.  Visit the Great Vine, planted in 1768 by Capability Brown, get lost in the maze which covers a third of an acre!  Relax and observe the deer in Home Park, or unwind in the Contemporary Garden - there’s so much to take in and enjoy at Hampton Court Palace Gardens! Hampton Court Palace Gardens open from Wednesday - Sunday: 10am to 5.30pm. Last Admission: 4.30pm. For accessibility information for disabled visitors to Hampton Court Palace, please click here. Membership of the Historic Royal Palaces covers entry into the Tower of LondonHampton Court Palace, the Banqueting HouseKensington PalaceKew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.  Members also enjoy free admission to palace exhibitions, a subscription to Inside Story, the members’ magazine, and other benefits at each of the palaces.  For all the details of the Membership of Historic Royal Palaces, please click here.

 Saturday 1 June 2024 - Sunday 30 June 2024: Polesden Lacey


Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  Visitors to Polesden Lacey enjoy glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills, framed by rambling roses in the Edwardian Rose Garden.  Inside the garden, shrub roses decorate the borders and over 100 rambling roses clothe the pergolas.  The central beds are planted with 35 different varieties of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, and Hybrid Musk roses.  At Polesdon Lacey, roses are in bloom from June to late August and beyond.  Polesden Lacey is open daily from Find more info on their website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Hampton Court Palace Gardens


Hampton Court Palace Gardens, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AUHampton Court Palace Gardens need no introduction, extending to 60 acres of gardens, with an additional 750 acres of parkland beyond, this is a truly wonderful and historic place.  Visitors can enjoy the delightful fragrance and flowers of the roses in the Rose Garden.  Visit the Great Vine, planted in 1768 by Capability Brown, get lost in the maze which covers a third of an acre!  Relax and observe the deer in Home Park, or unwind in the Contemporary Garden - there’s so much to take in and enjoy at Hampton Court Palace Gardens!  Hampton Court Palace Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5.30pm (NB: last entries at 4.30pm). For accessibility information for disabled visitors to Hampton Court Palace, please click here. Membership of the Historic Royal Palaces covers entry into the Tower of LondonHampton Court Palace, the Banqueting HouseKensington PalaceKew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.  Members also enjoy free admission to palace exhibitions, a subscription to Inside Story, the members’ magazine, and other benefits at each of the palaces.  For all the details of the Membership of Historic Royal Palaces, please click here.

 Monday 1 July 2024 - Wednesday 31 July 2024: Polesden Lacey


Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  Visitors to Polesden Lacey enjoy glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills, framed by rambling roses in the Edwardian Rose Garden.  Inside the garden, shrub roses decorate the borders and over 100 rambling roses clothe the pergolas.  The central beds are planted with 35 different varieties of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, and Hybrid Musk roses.  At Polesdon Lacey, roses are in bloom from June to late August and beyond.  Polesden Lacey is open daily from 10am until 5pm. Find more info on their website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 2024: Hampton Court Palace Gardens


Hampton Court Palace Gardens, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AUHampton Court Palace Gardens need no introduction, extending to 60 acres of gardens, with an additional 750 acres of parkland beyond, this is a truly wonderful and historic place.  Visitors can enjoy the delightful fragrance and flowers of the roses in the Rose Garden.  Visit the Great Vine, planted in 1768 by Capability Brown, get lost in the maze which covers a third of an acre!  Relax and observe the deer in Home Park, or unwind in the Contemporary Garden - there’s so much to take in and enjoy at Hampton Court Palace Gardens!  Hampton Court Palace Gardens are open daily from 10am until 5.30pm (NB: last entries at 4.30pm). For accessibility information for disabled visitors to Hampton Court Palace, please click here. Membership of the Historic Royal Palaces covers entry into the Tower of LondonHampton Court Palace, the Banqueting HouseKensington PalaceKew Palace and Hillsborough Castle.  Members also enjoy free admission to palace exhibitions, a subscription to Inside Story, the members’ magazine, and other benefits at each of the palaces.  For all the details of the Membership of Historic Royal Palaces, please click here.

 Thursday 1 August 2024 - Saturday 31 August 2024: Polesden Lacey


Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  Visitors to Polesden Lacey enjoy glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills, framed by rambling roses in the Edwardian Rose Garden.  Inside the garden, shrub roses decorate the borders and over 100 rambling roses clothe the pergolas.  The central beds are planted with 35 different varieties of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, and Hybrid Musk roses.  At Polesdon Lacey, roses are in bloom from June to late August and beyond.  Polesden Lacey is open daily from 10am until 5pm. Find more info on their website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 Sunday 1 September 2024 - Monday 30 September 2024: Polesden Lacey


Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham, near Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD.  Visitors to Polesden Lacey enjoy glorious views across the rolling Surrey Hills, framed by rambling roses in the Edwardian Rose Garden.  Inside the garden, shrub roses decorate the borders and over 100 rambling roses clothe the pergolas.  The central beds are planted with 35 different varieties of Hybrid Tea, Floribunda, and Hybrid Musk roses.  At Polesdon Lacey, roses are in bloom from June to late August and beyond.  Polesden Lacey is open daily from 10am until 5pm. Find more info on their website. Information for disabled visitors can be found here.

 

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One thought on “Divine Rose Gardens to Visit & Fabulous Rose Garden Events to Attend in Summer 2024!

  1. Diane M

    April 29, 2022 at 7:03am

    The Rose Gardens in Regents Park, London are fab – beautiful circular arrangement of climbers/ramblers on rope bowers & tall obelisks, plus large areas planted with shrub roses – picnic where you like among the rose scents.
    NB This article says it lists rose gardens AND events – but I can see only long lists calendar events. This makes it hard just to scan an area just to find rose gardens to visit at any time – irrespective of whether there’s an actual ‘event’ or not.

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      Pumpkin Beth

      May 10, 2022 at 9:25pm

      Hello Diane

      Thank you for your message and great suggestions. I apologise for my slow reply, it has taken me a while to fix the events page as per your suggestion, but hopefully it will be much easier for you to navigate now.

      Thank you also for reminding me about the Rose Gardens at Regents Park – I added Regents Park as soon as I saw your comment.

      Thank you for your suggestions.

      Kind regards and best wishes
      Beth

      • Diane

        May 11, 2022 at 6:43am

        Thanks Beth! Just tried it out – much easier with long-running events section. Also enjoyed reading your ‘official’ account of the Regents Park Gardens too!

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