Take a look below at what’s on at the RHS gardens around the UK this April. Click on the banner above to visit their website:
RHS GARDEN HARLOW CARR, YORKSHIRE
Easter Fun, Fri 10 – Mon 13 April – Join in the themed activities, with children’s games and crafts and an Easter quiz. On Sun 12 join the Easter Bunny on an Easter trail around the garden!
Garden Explorers Event – Herb Towers, Fri 17 April – Join RHS Garden Explorers to enjoy this and other exclusive events. Plant up and decorate your own pots, take home and add herbs to your food for tasty meals!
Spring Plant Fair, Sun 3 May – Not-to-be-missed opportunity to stock up on plants! In conjunction with Plant Heritage. Planting advice also available.
RHS GARDEN HYDE HALL, ESSEX
Easter Art Exhibition – Hop, Stock & Bent by Francoise Sergy, Sat 4 – Sun 19 April – This photography exhibition tells the stories of five common plants: hops, scented stocks, bent grasses, the spindle tree and London plane tree.
Children’s Easter Holiday Events – During Easter we have two children’s events: Small Jungle Creation on Wed 8 April and Seed Sowing on Wed 15 April.
Spring Plant Fair – The next plant fair is on Sat 25 April – pop along and bag yourself a plant or two!
RHS GARDEN ROSEMOOR, DEVON
‘Inspiration from the Wildside’ Exhibition, Fri 1 – Mon 4 May – Gardening team Ros and Keith Wiley publicise their new garden, where natural landscapes are the inspiration for planting and painting. Keith will give a talk on Fri 1 May. Normal Garden entry applies to the exhibition. Tickets for the talk: £14 (RHS Members: £8). To book: 01805 626800.
Easter Egg Trail, Sat 11 & Sun 12 April – Follow the clues around the garden to win some chocolately treasure!
RHS National Rhododendron Show, Sat 25 & Sun 26 April – The RHS National Rhododendron Show returns for a third year and promises to be more magnificent than ever!
RHS GARDEN WISLEY, SURREY
Auricular Spectacular, Sat 4 – Sun 5 April – See displays by Chelsea medal winners and choose from over 100 varieties to buy. Talks by leading experts at 11am and 3pm.
Easter Willow Weaving for Families, – Mon 6 – Thur 9 and Tue 14 – Fri 17 April – Join willow weaving artist Tom Hare as he creates beautiful new willow sculptures for the garden.
Easter Treasure Hunt, Fri 10 – Mon 13 April – Take up our Treasure Hunt challenge and journey around the garden to solve the clues. Normal garden opening times apply.
Meet Alan Titchmarsh, Thur 16 April – Join Alan for an evening in the Plant Centre and question Alan before he signs copies of his new guides ‘How to Garden’. Tickets: £3 per person. To book click above or call 01483 211113 and select Plant Centre.
MORE FROM THE RHS
Education Events at RHS Garden Wisley
Introduction to Greenhouse Gardening, Sat 4 April – How greenhouse structures work, how to equip them and raise plants for successful crops and displays.
Next Steps in the Greenhouse, Fri 24 April – This course covers heating and cooling, growing fruits, salad crops, raising flowering pot plants and managing pests and diseases.
Horticultural Practical Day, RHS Advanced Certificate (level 3), Sat 25 April – Ray Broughton from Sparsholt College will teach technical aspects of practical horticulture, covering propagation of glasshouse plants, planting in rows, sowing seeds and more.
Beyond Basics, Sun 26 April – A one-day photographic workshop for the more experienced digital user, looking at advanced features and how to develop an efficient image processing workflow.
For more information about all Learn to Garden short courses and workshops held at RHS Wisley visit the website or contact the garden for a brochure.
New Learning Centre at Harlow Carr – Work has started on this exciting carbon-neutral building, which aims to be an exemplar of sustainable development, eventually attracting over 10,000 school children a year.
Support the Harlow Carr Learning Centre – The RHS is making a huge leap forward in education facilities and how green we can be. In spring 2010 we will open the doors to the Harlow Carr Learning Centre.