Discover a whole World on Your Windowsill at RHS Gardens this February half term

The Royal Horticultural Society is inviting families to uncover the World on Your Windowsill this February half term, with a week of fun family activities at each of the five RHS Gardens.

From designing your own pot, to interactive storytelling walks with Garden Detectives, or growing your own Marimo pet, creative half-term events at the gardens are jam-packed with gardening activities, crafting and the chance to leave with handmade items that will brighten up the home and the week off school or work.

Visitors will gain inspiration about growing indoors while spending valuable family time together surrounded by nature. Each of the gardens also has dedicated play areas and some have gardens specifically for children, ensuring a full, fun-packed day out.

Dates, times and activities vary across the five RHS Gardens – please see further details below and check the website for more information:

RHS Garden Bridgewater, 10-25 February
Storytelling with Colour The Clouds, who will take you on an adventure through the wonderful world of indoor plants with a trip to the Windowsill Jungle. Come along for a crafts session where children will be able to design their own pot and choose what kind of herb or plant they would like to grow, join a garden adventure designed for little explorers or come and enjoy an arts and craft session where you can use your imagination to make something to take home with you.

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, 10-18 February
Create your own herb character and plant it up to take home and grow on your windowsill, join the Garden Detectives on a storytelling adventure learning all about how to grow your own food, or take part in a storytelling yoga session with Enchantica’s Workshop. And of course, you can also have a go on the garden trail.

RHS Garden Rosemoor, 10-18 February
The garden is hosting a series of fun family workshops including growing your own Marimo pet, nature art, plant a pea and paint a pebble character. Or there are workshops on miniature terrariums or creating a mini herb garden. Magic Luke joins to provide an interactive and energetic magic show filled with fun and silliness to entertain the whole family. With the garden trail, there will be something for everyone.

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, 17-25 February
Enjoy an interactive storytelling walk around the garden with Mike Dodsworth, create your own soil character and learn how to care for it so that its chive hair grows or get creative with various craft-themed activities. And back by popular demand are Trudles Doodles, ready to paint faces with a range of characters and designs.

RHS Garden Wisley, 3 February-10 March
Head to the iconic Glasshouse for the new Houseplant Takeover: Plants Before Time and step inside to discover fascinating plants such as ferns and cycads alongside fossils, footprints and more. A family trail will take place in the Glasshouse in which visitors can be transported back to long, long ago.


For more information, or for hi-res images, please contact Fariha Karim at [email protected] or [email protected]

Notes to editors

Please note further information on all February half term activity will be available online in the new year.

About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) was founded in 1804 and is the UK’s largest gardening charity.

The RHS vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place via its inspirational gardens and shows, science research and advisory, extensive library collections and far-reaching education and community programmes. With over 600,000 members the RHS also shares its horticultural knowledge and expertise with millions of people every year through its website and publications.

In 2021, the RHS launched its Sustainability Strategy, committing to be net positive for nature and people by 2030. The supporting RHS Planet-Friendly Gardening Campaign will continue to harness the power of the UK’s 30 million gardeners to help tackle the climate and biodiversity crisis.

We are solely funded by our members, visitors and supporters.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.