Getting toRHS Garden Rosemoorcar-free

1 At a glance

  • Train to Exeter
  • Bus to Rosemoor
  • £3.50 off entry!

2 Step-by-step

Trains to Exeter St Davids run direct from Plymouth, Taunton, Bristol, London and other cities National Rail

The 5B bus leaves from in front of the station (stop A), every two hours Monday to Saturday (no buses Sunday). It’s a scenic 90 minute journey to Rosemoor, where the bus stops right at the entrance.

  • Live bus times:
    Exeter St Davids (stop A)

Alternatively, you can take the train to Umberleigh or Barnstaple on the Tarka Line. Umberleigh is a request stop, from where you will need a pre-booked taxi (see below). Barnstaple has a taxi rank and the 5B bus to Rosemoor (see link above for times).

About RHS Garden Rosemoor

Lose yourself in these enchanted gardens, set in the wooded Torridge Valley. Rosemoor is a garden for all seasons - from spring cherry blossom and the vibrant summer Hot Garden to the colours of the autumn woodlands and the Winter Garden.

You can take all day to explore a series of gardens within gardens, as well as play areas for the little seedlings!

  • County: Devon
  • Address: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Torrington EX38 8PH
  • Refreshments: award-winning restaurant in the gardens
  • Car-free offer: £3.50 off entry with train/bus ticket or bike

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About RHS Garden Rosemoor

Lose yourself in these enchanted gardens, set in the wooded Torridge Valley. Rosemoor is a garden for all seasons - from spring cherry blossom and the vibrant summer Hot Garden to the colours of the autumn woodlands and the Winter Garden.

You can take all day to explore a series of gardens within gardens, as well as play areas for the little seedlings!

  • County: Devon
  • Nearest town: Great Torrington
  • Refreshments: award-winning restaurant in the gardens
  • Car-free offer: £3.50 off entry with train/bus ticket or bike
Bike routes

NCN Route 3 (The Tarka Trail) passes close to Rosemoor – here’s a map of the 2-mile link to the Gardens (the last 1/3 mile is on a main road). Enjoy a £3.50 discount on entry when you arrive by bike.

Taxi numbers

There are taxi ranks at Exeter St David’s and Barnstaple stations, or you can book in advance with R&D Travel 01805 622707 or Castle Garden Cars 07428 106812 – Umberleigh station £20, Barnstaple station £30, Exeter £75/£80.

Handy Tips

For an energetic and scenic day out, you could take the train to Barnstaple, hire bikes from Tarka Trail Cycle Hire at the station and cycle to Rosemoor (16.5 miles each way, but nice and flat).

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount