THE magical world of Beatrix Potter has bounded into the garden at RHS Rosemoor in Torrington with a summer long exhibition which will introduce legions of fans old and new to Peter Rabbit and friends. The exhibition runs until August 25 and although much

THE magical world of Beatrix Potter has bounded into the garden at RHS Rosemoor in Torrington with a summer long exhibition which will introduce legions of fans old and new to Peter Rabbit and friends.The exhibition runs until August 25 and although much-loved characters such as Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and Benjamin Bunny are well known, the 23 Beatrix Potter Tales and other books barely scratch the surface of a remarkable woman who was, perhaps, the JK Rowling of her day, - though born in 1866, almost 100 years earlier.She was no stranger to North Devon, having spent many childhood and later holidays in Ilfracombe. The exhibition features a wealth of pictures, photographs and letters from her life. The Royal Ballet has also loaned three costumes from its production of the Tales of Beatrix Potter, which aired on television at Christmas.Outside the gardeners have recreated "Mr McGregor's garden" with rows of greens and veg to tempt even the most prudent of rabbits!The books' illustrations are the author's own work and 24 of the originals will be on display at Rosemoor, along with her incredibly detailed artistic studies of fungi. The showcase has been created with help and support from Frederick Warne Publishers.RHS Garden Rosemoor is open daily, 10am-6pm. More information: www.rhs.org.uk/ WhatsOn/Gardens/rosemoor