Tuesday 13 August 2013
Local children name fun new play tower
A new bespoke play tower at RHS Garden Hyde Hall near Chelmsford has now been officially named as Higgledy Hyde following a competition that asked children to come up with a suitable name.
Jack Love (age 4½) and brother Robert (age 6½), from Tillingham, Essex, were chosen as winners from hundreds of entrants. To celebrate the occasion they hosted a private party at the tower for friends and family. The boys, who are regular visitors to the garden along with mum, Helen, came up with the name after one such family outing to try out the new tower. Mum commented about its higgledy-piggledy windows to which Jack added that it was a great place to hide out. With that, the boys both agreed that the name definitely had to be Higgledy Hyde!
In addition to the play tower, the Great Garden Adventure continues throughout the summer holidays with a wide range of family activities such as sow & grow, bug hunting, animal hat and badge making and storytelling sessions. Best of all, Kids Go Free up until 1 September 2013. All children aged 16 and younger go free when accompanied by an adult (maximum four children per adult). Simply download the voucher* from the RHS website.
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As part of the Great Garden Adventure, sponsored by Witan Investment Trust, there are various activities for children to take part in each week. See website for full details of dates and times.
* The Kids Go Free voucher can be downloaded from:
Designed and built by outdoor adventure specialists BeWILDerwood, the Higgledy Hyde tower stands approximately 7m (22ft) high and includes a slide, a walkway and a covered lookout point at the top. It also has a climbing wall, monkey bars, seesaw and balancing beams.
About RHS Garden Hyde Hall
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex CM3 8ET
www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall 0845 265 8071
The garden is open every day except for Christmas Day
Mar – Oct Mon – Sun: 10am – 6pm
Nov – Feb Mon – Sun: 10am – 4pm
The plant centre, gift shop and café are open daily from 9.30am. Last admission is one hour before closing.
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type).
Adults £7.95 (£7.20 without Gift Aid)
Children (5 – 16yrs) £4.00 (£3.60 without Gift Aid)
Children 4 & under Free
Family (2 adults + 2 children £21.35 (£19.40 without Gift Aid)
Pre-booked Groups of more than 10 people £6.20pp
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. 209 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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