Bountiful Botanics weekend at Wakehurst – 13th & 14th October

Bountiful Botanics weekend at Wakehurst – 13th & 14th October

Bountiful Botanics is the perfect autumnal experience – a weekend packed with entertainment – walks, talks and delicious food that is guaranteed to get everyone, or any age, rocking the autumn vibe.

Children will love rolling up their sleeves and getting hands on with apple pressing, seed sowing and planting out cuttings with our horticultural team. A wild cookery workshop will get their creative juices flowing and tractor rides and tree climbing will be a must for the adventurous.

Gold Leaf Storm is bound to be a huge hit – a game that will have children tearing around after swirling autumn leaves frantically searching for gold! Apple bobbin –  an old favourite – is the stuff of which memories are made.

Our adult visitors will be spoilt for choice with things to do – learn how to keep a beehive, join a foraging walk and discover how to use plants and herbs for well-being.

Capoeira (a mixture of martial arts and dance) taster sessions will get the blood pumping and will be sure to produce a giggle or two.

Then, relax with a spot of Forest Bathing and Forest Chi in the woodlands – you will emerge relaxed, refreshed and ready for anything!

There will be tours of the Millennium Seed Bank and the outside nursery that produces plants both for our scientists and for the gardens.

Tours, talks and workshops can be booked in our Booking Tent on the day. Tree-climbing needs to be booked online to guarantee a spot. Some activities do incur an extra charge.

In between all this activity – relax on hay bales, listen to live music and enjoy a great selection of hearty autumnal hot dishes.

For more information contact Sandra Howard, Communications and Content Manager on 01444 894336 / 07753 938682

Wakehurst is one of the most beautiful and significant botanic gardens in the country. It is home to Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, which houses and protects seed from all over the world. To find out more http://www.kew.org/visit-wakehurst