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  • Get Theatrical in the Garden!

    Rosemoor Garden on 30 Jun 2008 at 12:46 PM

    We are getting prepared for our first Open Air Theatre performance of the year at Rosemoor, A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is being held this Friday (4 July) evening at 7.30pm.

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  • It's Official - Rosemoor's New Square Garden Opening

    Rosemoor Garden on 26 Jun 2008 at 11:37 AM

    Following on from Chris Bailes' blog last month about our newly designed Square Garden here at RHS Garden Rosemoor, I am pleased to announce that we now have a date for its official opening!  The ceremony will take place at 11.15am on Wednesday 30 July, with the President of the RHS, Peter Buckley, doing the honours and declaring the new garden officially open.

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  • 'Octopus Stinkhorn' fungus found at Rosemoor

    Rosemoor Garden on 25 Jun 2008 at 02:25 PM
    One of our volunteers was working deep in the shrubbery yesterday and has discovered quite a rare fungus growing there. There are two of them growing on some mulch - and they are not a pretty sight!  Clathrus archeri (also called Anthurus archeri) is known as the Octopus Stinkhorn. It occurs only rarely in the warm southern counties of the UK, and originates from Australia and New Zealand. It starts off as a little "witch's egg" and later the egg ruptures and the enclosed 4-6 bright red arms spread outward resembling a squid. They are distantly related to the stinkhorns and produce the foul carrion-like smell in the form of a sticky slime in order to attract flies to the red, flesh-like ‘tentacles’. The flies spread the spores of the fungus thereby ensuring its survival. They usually grow on soil or grass close to trees.

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