Repulsive Plants & Frightening Food at RHS Garden Wisley, 25 Oct – 2 Nov 2014

Wednesday 1 October 2014

Bring the family along for pumpkin carving, spider-web cupcake decorating, tree climbing and more including activities for rainy days












This October half-term at RHS Garden Wisley (25 Oct – 2 Nov) get into the Halloween spirit with a host of activities for all the family themed around repulsive plants and frightening food. From pumpkin carving, to learning about caterpillar spit, to climbing trees in a harness, come rain or shine, there’s an event each day to get involved in. Normal garden entry applies, see for details

Bookable activities:
• Pumpkin carving: get creative and design a face for frightening off the predators. Suitable for families and children of all ages. Tues 28 Oct, £5 per child.
• Experience the thrill of climbing trees with the Wisley Arboriculture Team; climb like a pro (in the safety of a harness). Children aged 8 and up. Thurs 30 Oct, £5 per child.
• Decorate your own cupcake with an edible spider web for a Halloween treat. Suitable for families and children of all ages. Fri 31 Oct, £2 per cake.

Drop in activities:
• Listen out for tall tales of defensive plants and become immersed in the strange and beautiful world of insects and other creepy crawlies at free storytelling sessions. Repeated three times a day on Sat 25 and Sun 26 Oct.
• Frightening food galore – transform humble apples into grinning apple bites (Mon 27 Oct).
• Learn the art of pumpkin hat making (Tues 28 Oct).
• Have a go at planting seeds but watch out for the caterpillar spit (Wed 29t & Thurs 30 October).
• Join a spooky music workshop with Bassistry Music (Fri 31 Oct).

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



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RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB, 0845 260 9000

Opening times
The garden is open every day except for Christmas Day.
March – 19 October 2014 Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 6pm
20 October 2014 – 15 March 2015 Mon – Fri: 10am – 4.30pm
Sat & Sun: 9am – 4.30pm

The garden opens at 9am on Bank Holidays. Last admission is one hour before closing.

Admission prices
RHS members enjoy free entry with a family guest (entitlements may vary according to membership type).

Adults £11.00 (£12.20 Including Gift Aid)
Children (5 – 16yrs) £ 4.75 (£5.25 Including Gift Aid)
Children under 5yrs Free
Family (2 + 2) £28.50 (£31.50 Including Gift Aid)
Groups of more than 10 people £10.00 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 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, 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.

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.

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About the RHS

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

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