About the Event
Plant Hunter Weekend, 25th & 26th July, 11am – 5pm
Enjoy a great family day out at Lullingstone Castle and The World Garden with our 10th Anniversary Celebration Plant Hunters Weekend.
The World Garden celebrates the lives of some of Britain’s most intrepid plant hunters who heroically discovered the far-flung botanical delights of the world and have inspired Tom Hart Dyke, as a modern day plant hunter, to travel all over the world. Tom leads free guided tours of the World Garden at 12 noon and 2pm (no prior booking required) on both days.
Our 10th anniversary celebration for 2015 includes a very special and NEW Plant Hunters expedition camp – complete with plant presses, roaring fire, porters and canvas tents and authentic dress of the period. Visitors will have a unique glimpse into the past and see what it was like during the Victorian era of plant exploration. Everyone can get into the spirit with the opportunity to take part in flower pressing and collecting seeds (plants sourced from World Garden) – making them feel as if they were a plant hunter on their very own expedition!
Light refreshments are available in the marquee or bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds.
“Observing plants in their native habitat has improved my plant husbandry no end, as well as injected extra floral passion!! In their native habitat you’re also able to learn about the conditions that they experience and try your best to mimic them thousands of miles away in the UK. Modern Day plant hunting still has its place in our small technologically endowed world”.