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Dobbies launches outlet stores in Northumberland and Warwickshire
DCUK goes from strength to strength
Kate’s run for Greenfingers run has now raised over £7,500
Funeral announcement after sad passing of Janet Tarbatt
LOFA welcomes Steve Millington of Tom Chambers as Chairman and Alwyn Williams of Zest as Vice Chairman.
Cancer-free Kev to run a half marathon in his wellies
Dobbies appoints Andy Hannan as Commercial Director
Lawn Association chairman calls for lawn chemicals ban
A big year for the Greenfingers garden builds
Experts offer advice on what makes a GCA Ruxley Rose plant area winner
GCA Charity Day & Gala Dinner auction help raise more than £44,000
Applications open for 2024 Rising Stars programme as Haydon voted winner
Hallstone hits half-million milestone in bulk bag production
Introducing Fern Living – British Garden Centres’ new outdoor furniture range
Spring Fair looks ahead to 2025 following buzzing show
Offering range of waterproof ‘Chelsea’ type boots
Sian launches her own company Silver Birch Cards
Calendar with seeds to sow each month
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Arundel Castle’s Tulip Festival to make grand return in 2024
Burg-Wächter's Sapphire padlock on 3 for 2 offer
Celebrate Mother’s Day with afternoon teas, gifts and RHS Gardens
Green cities and water management in focus
UK exhibitor group at IPM 2024 reports fruitful participation
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Celebrate Mother’s Day with afternoon teas, gifts and RHS Gardens


The Royal Horticultural Society is inviting people to celebrate Mother’s Day with the gift of gardening. 


Spend quality time with your nearest and dearest walking round the beautiful grounds after enjoying a delicious afternoon tea and browsing for the perfect Mother’s Day gift. You can also spread the joy for a full year with a special gift membership or get a surprise treat of a ticket for one of our world-class shows. The RHS has it covered.


All five gardens offer the perfect weekend treat for all mums to remember.


At RHS Garden Bridgewater in Manchester, enjoy the budding signs of spring this Mother’s Day. There is plenty to experience to make this a day to remember for all the family. See the Bee and Butterfly Garden come to life with seasonal blooms or discover exotic plants in the Mediterranean House. Tuck into some delicious seasonal foods in the Bridgewater Café to round up the perfect Mother’s Day.


Marvel at the tapestry of colour of RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate. Indulge in the seasonal delights of daffodils’ golden glow and the beautiful shows of spring blooms. As you stroll through the garden, stop by Betty’s Tea House for a tempting sweet treat. You can also treat the family to a lunch with a panoramic view of the beautiful grounds at Betty’s Café Tea Rooms or take home decadent cakes from Betty’s Shop.

Visit RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex and surprise someone special with a delicious afternoon tea and a glass of fizz in the charming Thatched Barn, or a wholesome carvery in the Hilltop Lodge (booking essential). Take mum for a springtime stroll around the Wildwood to see the vibrant primroses and catkins. With the garden in full bloom with spectacular displays of magnolias and rhododendrons, this is perfect time to visit the garden.


Admire the beautiful spring blooms at RHS Garden Rosemoor in North Devon and visit the Spring Flower Show for delightful displays of daffodils, camellias, early magnolias and rhododendrons (and gardening inspiration from the experts!). Make sure to plan in enough time for a delicious lunch featuring produce picked fresh from the garden or, for the ultimate treat, pre-book a decadent afternoon tea, to enjoy with gorgeous garden views.

Treat mum to a tasty afternoon tea or delicious three-course meal in the Terrace Restaurant at RHS Garden Wisley. Spend the day taking in the dazzling colours of spring the garden has to offer. Enjoy the breath-taking sight of cherry blossoms from Battleston Hill or meander through the colourful Conifer Lawn with its 200,000 purple and white crocuses.  


For Mother’s Day, gift the love of gardening with an RHS Gift Membership. Your loved one can look forward to unlimited free days out at all five RHS Gardens, access to over 220 Partner Gardens and reduced rate tickets to RHS Flower Shows. All presented in a beautiful gift pack including a £5 voucher, an annual plant planner, two packets of seeds and a copy of The Garden magazine. Plus, for a limited time the gift pack purchaser will receive a free £15 café voucher (available until 11th March 2024). Find details here:

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