Tuesday 12 March 2013
Events during National Gardening Week (15 – 21 April 2013)
As the UK’s passion for wildflowers increases, RHS Gardens across the country will host events and activities to get gardeners growing wild during National Gardening Week (15 – 21 April).
RHS Gardens in Surrey, Yorkshire, Essex and Devon will welcome visitors of all ages and abilities to talks, demonstrations and events, helping people grow wildflowers in their own gardens.
Young gardeners will be able to get their hands dirty and make mini seed bombs to take home, and learn how to sow their very own mini-wildflower meadow, perfect for attracting birds, bugs and creepy crawlies of all types.
More experienced gardeners can find out how to support the wildlife in their gardens through a range of talks and interactive workshops on beekeeping, managing ‘meadows’ and more. At RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon, RHS experts will introduce visitors to a range of ‘Plants for Pollinators’ and explain the benefits of using them in the garden. They will also share their top tips for establishing wildflower meadows, whatever the size, with advice about everything from site and soil conditions, to the use of wildflower plug plants and mowing. At RHS Garden Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire, talks with the garden team will help visitors learn how to prepare the ground, sow and manage a wildflower patch.
RHS experts will also be on hand at all gardens throughout National Gardening Week to give advice and tips on any gardening problem, and visitors inspired to start straight away will be able to buy plants, tools and gardening products from the RHS Plant Centres.
For full details of the events at RHS Gardens during National Gardening Week, visit www.rhs.org.uk
Notes to editors
For more information or for media access to RHS Gardens or events, please contact Laura Price in the RHS Press Office on 020 7821 3688 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Photographs of RHS Gardens are available to download at www.picselect.com (register online free of charge)
RHS Gardens are open every day, except for Christmas Day. Opening times and admission prices vary. RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest.
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU 23 6QB
www.rhs.org.uk/wisley 0845 260 9000
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Harrogate, HG3 1QB
www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr 01423 504 859
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall 0845 265 8071
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH
www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor 01805 626 810
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood for the en¬couragement 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. 200 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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