Great Garden Adventure @ RHS Garden Wisley

July 21, 2012toAugust 31, 2012

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This summer at RHS Garden Wisley you can become an explorer with the Great Garden Adventure, sponsored by Witan Investment Trust.

rhs-july-2012-still-2Every day there’ll be all sorts of activities for everyone in the family. Challenge each other to games of croquet and skittles, recreate ‘sports day’ with bean-bag races and sprints or join in the new-look fir cone and spoon race.

Or why not hone the adventurer within you at the Wild at Wisley play area with den building, go bird watching or go in search of animals with the Garden Safari Trail?

Plus, on selected days collect your Wisley passport and discover a whole host of activities linked to different continents as you journey around the world.

There’s plenty going on and all kids go for free!*

To find out more visit www.rhs.org.uk/wisley

*Free garden entry for children aged 16 and under from 21 July to 31 August 2012 when accompanied by an adult.

Europe (Mon 23 – Thurs 26 July)

Boys building a den Listen to stories and tales from around Europe, get your hands dirty as you sow and grow a pink flowered silene, and make a paper windmill to take on a picnic.

Sow and grow silene
Mon 23 & Tues 24 July
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Make a paper windmill
Wed 25 July
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Thurs 26 July
Sessions at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm: Storytelling with Jamie Crawford

Africa (Mon 30 July – Thurs 2 Aug)

Be a crafty creator and make a mini hand drum, join in a rhythmic music workshop with Bassistry Arts and sow and grow kalanchoe.

Sow and grow kalanchoe
Mon 30 & Tues 31 July
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Wed 1 Aug
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm: Make a mini hand drum
Thurs 2 Aug – Sessions at 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.20pm: Drumming workshops

Americas (Mon 6 – Thurs 9 Aug)

Children playing on lawn Make a carnival mask perfect for the Mardi Gras in Rio-de-Janeiro, join in with Latin rhythms in a Bassistry Arts music workshop, listen to tales and stories from this vibrant continent and sow and grow bright eschscholzia.

Sow and grow eschscholzia
Mon 6 & Tues 7 Aug
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Wed 8 Aug

Make a carnival mask
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm
Wed 8 Aug

Storytelling with Jamie Crawford
Sessions at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm
Thurs 9 Aug

Latin Rhythm workshops
Sessions at 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.20pm
Thurs 9 Aug

Australasia (Mon 13 – Thurs 19 Aug)

Be inspired and make your very own Aboriginal animal mask and fantastic flower flag. Sow and grow beautiful hebe cuttings and listen to amazing tales from Down Under. Watch an amazing birds of prey display.

Sow and grow hebe cuttings
Mon 13 & Tues 14 Aug
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Aboriginal Animal mask
Tues 14 – Fri 17 Aug
10.30am to 12.30 & 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Storytelling with Jamie Crawford
Thurs 16 Aug
Sessions at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

Birds of prey
Sat 18 & Sun 19 Aug
Displays at 11am & 2pm

Asia (Mon 20 – Thurs 23 & Tues 28– Thurs 30 Aug)

Girl planting a potMake a beautiful Chinese lantern and fan, sow and grow the wonderful herb coriander and listen to tales and stories from the Far East.

Sow and grow coriander
Mon 20 – Tues 21 Aug
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Make a beautiful fan
Wed 22 Aug
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Storytelling with Jamie Crawford
Thurs 23 Aug
Sessions at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

Sow and grow coriander
Tues 28 Aug
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Make your own Chinese lantern
Wed 29 Aug
10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.30pm

Storytelling with Jamie Crawford
Thurs 30 Aug
Sessions at 11am, 12 noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

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To find out more visit www.rhs.org.uk/wisley

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