Easter Sculpture Festival – University of Bristol Botanic Garden

Easter Sculpture Festival, Bristol Botanic Garden

Friday 19 April at 10:00 am to Monday 22 April at 5:00 pm Greek gods, tagelmust attired Tuareg musicians from the Sahara, a bronze fox skulking across the grass, swirling multimedia figures, stunning stained glass creations and bronze and marble sculptures based on Buddhist prayer wheels are all waiting to welcome the visitor to this year’s Sculpture…

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Golden Egg Trail – Spetchley Castle

Golden Egg Trail, Spetchley

17-22 April, Golden Egg Trail: Follow the bunny trail around 30 acres of wonderful historic gardens. Solve the puzzle and collect an Easter treat. Trail is included with children’s admission.

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Houghton Lodge

Houghton Lodge

Opening in time for Mother’s Day, Houghton Lodge Gardens is a picture of spring. With daffodils lining the banks of the River Test, contrasting scilla along the front drive and the emerging tulips – the 2019 season is launching with an explosion of colour. The formal and informal gardens of the 18th century historic house,…

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Arundel Castle

Annual Tulip Festival

Early-April – Early-May: Annual Tulip Festival Every year at Arundel Castle spring is welcomed in by the Annual Tulip Festival when tens of thousands of the flowers burst into bloom throughout the beautiful and extensive walled Gardens. Last year’s display was the largest to date, featuring more than 60,000 tulips and 120 named varieties. The…

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Snowdrop Weekends – Waterperry Gardens

Snowdrops at Waterperry Gardens

With more than 60 different snowdrop varieties carpeting the ornamental gardens over the season, enjoy these little heralds of spring in a magical setting. Free guided tours at 11am, 12.30pm and 2.30pm (Adults £8.50, children aged 16 and under FREE).

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Orchids, Celebrate the colour of Colombia – Kew

Colour of Colombia - Kew

Celebrate the colour of Colombia9 February – 10 March Step out of the cold this winter and celebrate Colombia at the orchid festival at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. This year’s festival is inspired by the incredible diversity of Colombia, home to 4270 species of orchids and breath-taking landscapes. From the stunning rainbow river to the…

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The First Leonardslee Crime Festival

Leonardslee Crime Festival

The Book Lovers’ Supper Club has announced the first Leonardslee Crime Festival, to celebrate the best of crime writing in the South East of England. On 2nd and 3rd March 2019 many of the UK’s best-known crime writers will visit Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens at Horsham, West Sussex, to entertain audiences in a series of…

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Keep Fit for Free – National Botanic Garden of Wales

get fit for free

Is it beginning to look a lot like Christmas has taken its toll? Well, it is a new year and maybe time to shape up. So, why not crack on with those new year resolutions and burn some unwanted calories against the stunning backdrop of 568 acres of National Botanic Garden? We have created a…

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Growing the Future at the National Botanic Garden of Wales

horticultural heroines

Growing the Future A series of three talks at the National Botanic Garden of Wales in January 2019. 11th January: Miranda Janatka – ‘From Kew Gardens to Gardeners’ World – my life in horticulture’. 18th January: Sarah Price – ‘Plants First’ 25th January: Natalie Chivers – ‘Treborth Botanic Garden – small garden, big plans’. Enjoy…

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Gardens to Visit 2019