Spooky Woodlands at RHS Garden Wisley, 24 Oct – 1 Nov 2015

Thursday 24 September 2015

Bring the family along for hedgehog storytelling decorating, woodland craft, pumpkin carving and more including activities for rainy days

Carving pumpkins in time for Halloween at RHS Garden Wisley

This October half-term at RHS Garden Wisley (24 Oct – 1 Nov), get into the Halloween spirit with a host of activities for all the family, themed around spooky woodlands and hedgehogs. From pumpkin carving, bark rubbing, to crafting a spooky woodland hat, there’s an event each day to get involved in come rain or shine.

On 24 or 25 October, the whole family can enjoy the Wisley Harvest Weekend! Celebrate all that the garden has to offer with tastings, displays and workshops. Meet the RHS Fruit team for apple tasting, pressing and identification.

Normal garden entry applies, please visit www.rhs.org.uk for further details.

Drop in activities:
• Make a spooky woodland hat and include trees, bats, hedgehogs and spider webs (Sat 26 - Sun 25 Oct)
• Try planting seeds and decorate your pot with hedgehoggs (Mon 26 - Tues 27 Oct)
• Learn the art of sculpture to make a wood of 3D trees (Wed 28 Oct)
• Get your hands dirty outdoors and create a bat-shaped bark rubbing (Thurs 29 Oct)
• Cast a spell with your magical woodland scroll (Fri 30 Oct)
• Sway to a spooky music workshop with Bassistry Music (Sat 31 Oct)
• Listen to hedgehog and spooky woodlands tales at free storytelling sessions (between 11am and 3.30pm Sat 31 Oct and Sun 1 Nov)

Bookable activities:
• Pumpkin carving: get creative and design a face for frightening in time for Halloween. Suitable for families and children of all ages. Daily Wed 28 – Fri 30 Oct, £4 per child

All of the above activities are suitable for families and children of all ages.


Notes to editors

For more details and images, please contact Emma Pike, 01483 479798 or emmapike@rhs.org.uk. Photographs are available to download at www.rhs.photoshelter.com. Registration is a simple process and free of charge. Please contact pressoffice@rhs.org.uk to gain access.

About RHS Garden Wisley
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
0845 260 9000 www.rhs.org.uk/wisley
(Calls to RHS ‘08’ numbers cost 5p per minute, plus your telephone service provider`s access charge.)Opening times and ticket prices may vary by event. Full details can be found at www.rhs.org.uk

Admission prices
RHS members enjoy free entry with a guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type).
Adults £12.00 (£13.20 Including Gift Aid)
Children (5 – 16yrs) £ 6.00 (£6.60 Including Gift Aid)
Children under 5yrs Free
Family (2 + 2) £29.75 (£32.75 Including Gift Aid)
Groups of more than 10 people £10.80 per person
Green travel by bus or bicycle £9.90 per person
Group visits must be booked in advance.

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 secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 020 3176 5820, or visit www.rhs.org.uk/join  

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The RHS believes that gardening improves the quality of life and that everyone should have access to great garden experiences. As a charity we help to bring gardening into people's lives and support gardeners of all levels and abilities; whether they are expert horticulturists or children who are planting seeds for the very first time.

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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