Thursday 27 March 2014
Easter events throughout the holidays, 5 – 21 April
We're celebrating Easter with a colourful programme of activities for all the family to enjoy at RHS Garden Wisley, whatever the weather. Hop around the garden on our Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt, celebrate and learn about gardening in National Gardening Week and get stuck into craft activities, and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring as our gardens burst into bloom all around you.
This Easter learn how seeds travel on the Great Easter Seed Hitchhike (5-21 April 2014), an exciting activities that will get kids out into the garden with music, storytelling and hands on seed activities. Little ones can join in the Lindt Gold Bunny Hunt and hop about the garden on the trail of the Lindt Gold Bunny, following clues to lead to a delicious Lindt treat. The gardens will be in full bloom and there will be den building and spring wildlife to spot from the hidden bird hide.
Visitors coming for the Spring Gardening Weekend (12 – 13 April) will get the chance to meet and pick up tips from two of the leading lights in horticulture, new RHS ambassador James Wong, ethnobotanist and presenter of Grow Your Own Drugs, (12 April) and RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal winner and BBC's Gardeners' World presenter Joe Swift (13 April). There will also be a range of talks, workshops, walks and advice stands for new and experienced gardeners alike. James Wong will be talking at 10:30am and 2:30pm on 12 April about improving the flavour & nutrition of homegrown crops, using cutting-edge techniques that are positively easier than conventional gardening rules. Joe Swift will be talking at 10:30am and 2:30pm on 13 April about designing an RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winning garden, from coming up with the initial concept to the highs, lows and sheers intensity of turning your ideas into a living, growing reality. Both will be signing books at 12.30pm.
Wisley will be celebrating National Gardening Week from the 14-20th April, which this year focuses on community gardening. Learn from the experts at spring gardening talks including lawn maintenance and tours of the Mediterranean Garden, a National Vegetable Society stand, and the RHS Daffodil Show.
Food lovers will also be in for a treat all Easter with everything from traditional marzipan-topped simnel cake to indulgent rice crispy cake studded with chocolate eggs. Our artisan bakery will be making Wisley hot cross buns – enjoy them in the garden or buy a bag to take home – and the restaurant will be serving a seasonal Easter-inspired-menu.
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Opening times and ticket prices may vary by event. Full details can be found at www.rhs.org.uk/wisley
About RHS Gardens
The RHS has four gardens across the UK:
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CS3 8ET
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8PH
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood for the encouragement and improvement of the science, art and practice of horticulture. We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, the first of our gardens, in 1903. From our first meetings in a small room off London’s Piccadilly, we have grown to become the world’s largest gardening charity.
Today the RHS is committed to providing a voice for all gardeners. We are driven by a simple love of plants and a belief that gardeners make the world a better place. 210 years on we continue to safeguard and advance the science, art and practice of horticulture, creating displays that inspire people to garden. In all aspects of our work we help gardeners develop by sharing our knowledge of plants, gardens and the environment.
RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join
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