Easter at RHS Garden Wisley (31 March – 15 April)

March 31, 2012toApril 15, 2012
Whatever the weather this Easter, explore Wisley with our fantastic programme of weather-themed activities, free with normal garden entry – including a fun family trail to discover over Easter weekend.
Marvel at birds of prey in action or try a Wonderful Weather Music Workshop complete with the chance to join in a rain dance! You can also roll up your sleeves and sow cheerful marigolds and snapdragons to take home.
If you’re feeling crafty, try your hand at making windchimes for your garden or a rain stick to recreate the sound of gently falling rain. There’ll also be storytelling sessions with Jamie Crawford, when you can settle in to hear amazing tales about the weather.
What’s on at a glance:
Birds of prey
Sat 31 March and Sun 1 April, 11am and 2pm
Wonderful weather music workshops with Bassistry Arts
Mon 2 April, Tues 3 April, Thurs 12 and Fri 13 April
11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.20pm
Sow and grow marigolds
Mon 2 April and Tues 3 April
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm
Make wind chimes
Wed 4 April andThurs 5 April
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm
Storytelling with Jamie Crawford
Thur 5 April and Tues 10 April
11.00am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm
Easter trail
Easter weekend, 6 – 9 April
Explore the garden and follow clues with this fun family trail.
Sow and grow snapdragons
Tues 10 April and Weds 11 April
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm
Make a rain stick
Thurs 12 April and Fri 13 April
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm
Make a paper kite
Sat 14 April and Sun 15 April
10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

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Whatever the weather this Easter, RHS Wisley has a  fantastic programme of weather-themed activities, and its free with normal garden entry.

There’s also a fun family trail to discover over Easter weekend.

You can marvel at birds of prey in action or how about try a Wonderful Weather Music Workshop complete with the chance to join in a rain dance!

You can also roll up your sleeves and sow cheerful marigolds and snapdragons to take home.

If you’re feeling crafty, you could try your hand at making wind chimes for your garden or a rain stick to recreate the sound of gently falling rain.

And for a bit of quiet time, there’ll  be storytelling with Jamie Crawford.

What’s on at a glance:

Birds of prey
Sat 31 March and Sun 1 April

See amazing birds of prey and watch displays at 11am and 2pm

Wonderful weather music workshops with Bassistry Arts
Mon 2, Tues 3, Thurs 12 and Fri 13 April

Recreate sounds of the weather with Marcel and Philippe using percussion instruments in this fantastic music workshop. And don’t forget to join in a ‘rain dance’.

Sessions are at 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.20pm

Sow and grow Marigolds
Mon 2 and Tues 3 April

Sow and grow your own piece of ‘sunshine’ for your garden with brightly coloured marigolds.

Sessions are at 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

Make wind chimes
Wed 4 and Thurs 5 April

Using natural materials make a wind chime for your garden.

Sessions are at 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

Storytelling with Jamie Crawford
Thur 5 and Tues 10 April

Listen to Jamie tell amazing stories about the weather.

Story sessions are at 11.00am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm

Easter trail
Easter weekend, 6 – 9 April

Explore the garden and follow clues with this fun family trail.

Sow and grow snapdragons
Tues 10  and Weds 11 April

Sessions are at 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

Make a rain stick
Thurs 12 and Fri 13 April

Make your own rain stick to recreate the gentle sound of rain.

Sessions are at 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm

Make a paper kite
Sat 14  and Sun 15 April

Make a simple kite to fly in the air!

Sessions are at 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30 – 4.30pm
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I-spy at RHS Garden Wisley

Keep yourself  amused during your trip to Wisley with the new book I-spy at RHS Garden Wisley.

Inside there are tons pictures of all sorts of things for you to spot, with points scored for each one.  Only £2.50 exclusively at Wisley.

RHS Garden Wisley

Just by the junction of the A3 and M25

Open

  • Monday – Friday 10am – 6pm
  • Saturday – Sunday & bank holidays 9am – 6pm
  • Last admission one hour before closing
  • Glasshouse: 10am – 3.45pm, last admission 15 minutes before closing.

Find out more at www.rhs.org.uk