Spooky Woodlands Half-term fun at RHS Garden Harlow Carr

Thursday 8 October 2015

• Take a stroll through a spooky woodland this half-term • Enjoy a Halloween-themed woodland trail and indoor crafts • Learn how to make your garden more hedgehog-friendly

 Take a stroll through a spooky woodland this half-term

Wrap up warm and head to RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Harrogate this half-term for a week of spooky goings-on in the woodland – as well as a chance to learn how to make your own garden more hedgehog-friendly.

A fun-filled week of activities and workshops take place from 10am to 4pm. Families can take part in an exciting garden trail through the ‘spooky woodland’ each day, or get creative with Halloween-themed indoor craft activities.

Creepy craft workshops to make your own bat or spider mobile will run from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, families can hear about the ancient tree spirits in the woods and learn how to make a peace offering to the trees to ensure good luck over Halloween. Sessions run from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm.

On Sunday 1 November from 11am to 3pm, trained bird ringers from the East Dales Ringing Group will ring and record the birds that call Harlow Carr their home, as well as offering advice on how to attract birds into your own garden.

Families can also visit the brand new hedgehog-friendly garden that has been built at Harlow Carr in partnership with ‘Hedgehog Street’. The garden – which has been designed by Yorkshire-based Tracy Foster whose gardens have won Gold at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – features a ‘hedgehog highway’ and highlights the types of habitats and features people can include in their own gardens to help reverse the declining hedgehog population, from CD-sized holes in garden fences to leafy planting and wildflowers to offer ground cover.

Visit www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarrwhatson or call (01423) 565418 for more details.


Notes to editors

Please contact Ali Aston, Marketing & PR Executive with any press queries on 01423 724693, email aliaston@rhs.org.uk or Sasha Jackson on 01423 724651, email sashajackson@rhs.org.uk

To arrange an interview with garden designer Tracy Foster or Hedgehog Street Officer Henry Johnson, contact Susannah Penn at Firebird PR on 01235 835 297 or email sp@firebirdpr.co.uk

RHS Garden Harlow Carr
Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 1QB
SatNav: HG3 1UE

Opening times
Harlow Carr is open every day except for Christmas Day.
9.30am – 4pm November to February inclusive
9.30am – 6pm March to October inclusive
Last admission is one hour before closing time.

Admission prices
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type)
Non-members (excluding Gift Aid)
Adult £8.95
Family (2 plus 2) £22.80
Children 5 – 16yrs £4.50
Children under 5 years Free
Groups £7.95

About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood to inspire passion and excellence in the science, art and practice of horticulture. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener, healthier, happier and more beautiful place. We believe everyone in every village, town and city should benefit from growing plants to enhance lives, build stronger, healthier, happier communities and create better places to live.

We held our first flower shows in 1820, were granted a Royal Charter in 1861 and acquired RHS Garden Wisley, our flagship garden, 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. At our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes we inspire a passion for gardening and growing plants, promote the value of gardens, demonstrate how gardening is good for us and explain the vital roles that plants undertake.

The RHS is committed to bring the joy of gardening to millions more people, inspire the next generation of gardeners and invest in the future to safeguard a £10.4 billion industry employing more than 300,000 people. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and help us secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join

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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

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