Pop along on Saturday 26 May and say ‘Ello!’ to CBBC’s Mr Bloom, who will launch RHS Garden Harlow Carr’s new Children’s Gardening Weekend (Saturday 26 May and Sunday 27 May), which is designed to inspire the gardeners of the future to grow. There’s the chance to see Mr Bloom perform live on stage, and three lucky children will get the chance to meet him in person (Saturday only).
During the weekend, kids big and small can take part in a range of activities from 11am to 3pm. Make your own Thumbelina-style rock garden, learn about bees with the Harrogate & Ripon Beekeepers, or pot up your own sweet pea seeds to take home and enjoy all summer. Specialist plant societies will be in the garden inspiring the next generation to get growing at home.
Children’s Gardening weekend
Mr Bloom: Saturday 26 May
11.30am: Garden Detectives
12noon: Mr Bloom Show
12.30pm – 1pm: Vegetable Olympics
1.30pm – 2pm: Prize winners meet and greet with Mr Bloom
2.30pm: Garden Detectives
3pm: Mr Bloom Show
from 11am to 3pm in the marquee on the lower tarn:
Outdoor workshop – Nature House:Make yourself a butterfly and bee seed bomb to throw, sow and grow, watch your garden explode into rainbow colours this summer.
Cone Exchange activity:
Make your own recycled plant labels and create bunting to decorate your garden at home.
What’s on for the rest of the week alongside the Garden Trail:
Monday 28 May –Craft workshop: grow your own grass heads – 10.30 am–3 pm
Tuesday 29 May – Garden Detectives: shows at 11 am, 1 pm & 3 pm
Wednesday 30 May – Craft workshop: grow your own grass heads – 10.30am–3.30pm
Thursday 31 May – Birds of prey with flying shows at 11 am and 1 pm.
Friday 1 June – Craft workshop: grow your own grass heads – 10.30 am–3 pm