Family Events

Buzz Around the Botanics

Buzz Around the Botanics

Join the hunt for bees and other minibeasts at the Botanics. Take your ID guide and recording sheet into the Garden and afterwards add your results to the big map. All young scientists will get a pack to take away.

Children's Craft Workshop with Poppy Browne

Children's Craft Workshop with Poppy Browne

In this popular craft workshop Poppy Browne will use Garden materials to show children how to make different crafts.

Farmyard Animals: Friends & Foes

Farmyard Animals: Friends & Foes

A hands-on, family-friendly session with activities, storytelling and interactive displays about the lives of our farm animals.

Junior Scientist Training School

Junior Scientist Training School

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a scientist? Learn about the science of farming with real scientists! Complete three special challenges – an experiment, a game and a craft – to gain your Junior Scientist certificate.

3 Bears

3 Bears

The shiny metal world of Goldilocks meets the natural wooden world of the three bears – the result is a very sticky adventure! Happily the bears and Goldilocks become friends and cook up the most wonderful porridge recipe together.

Spring Edible Gardening Festival

Spring Edible Gardening Festival

Join the Edible Gardening Project as we get started in the vegetable patch for another year.

Talking Trees Storytelling

Talking Trees Storytelling

Let the RBGE’s volunteer storytellers grow your imaginations with tall tales from around the world.

Planting Ideas for Atmosphere & Visual Richness

Chelsea Gold Medal-winning designer Paul Hervey- Brookes will lead an intensive weekend workshop which explores the character of plants and how best to use them to create atmosphere in both planting schemes and when laying out the structure of a new garden.

Bird song Identification

Run in conjunction with the RSPB

Calligraphy

Learn the basics of Modern Italic Script on this one-day workshop with calligrapher Michael Ashley.

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