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Discover the secret world Under Your Feet at RHS Gardens this February half term

The fascinating tiny world of mini-beasts awaits discovery Under Your Feet at the five RHS Gardens this February half term (selected dates from 29 January – 27 February 2022.

Families can explore the amazing realm through interactive fun with flora and fauna and a chance to get their hands dirty too.

Investigating the vital role that underground wildlife, roots and organisms play in keeping our gardens beautiful and healthy, the Under Your Feet half-term event includes gardening activities and crafts to take home, amazing wormeries to watch and even the chance to see a giant tree root from the perspective of a subterranean creature.

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, Salford, Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 February
Meet the Bridgewater pigs at feeding time and hear about how they help to look after the garden and get up close to some amazing mini-beasts with ZooLab. Build a 5 star worm hotel and relax with storytelling by Ursula Holden Gill. 
www.rhs.org.uk/bridgewater

RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 February
Go wild at a Forest School outdoor workshop and get close to nature with the Garden Detectives. Build a 5 star worm hotel, get hands dirty with test tube planting and relax with family yoga. 
www.rhs.org.uk/harlowcarr

RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Chelmsford, Saturday 12 – Sunday 20 February
Get up close to some amazing mini-beasts, build a 5* worm hotel, and get creative with creepy crawly crafts.
www.rhs.org.uk/hydehall

RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 February
Join the Under Your Feet Superheroes from Exmoor Zoo for a fun, interactive mini-beast experience. Get creative and make a Mole Mask, visit the worm hotel and get hands dirty with a spot of radish planting!
www.rhs.org.uk/rosemoor

RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Saturday 29 January – Sunday 27 February
Go underground to see how roots grow, learn about soil and the creepy-crawly creatures who make it their home. Explore a giant tree root, watch worms at work and get hands dirty with a spot of test tube planting.
www.rhs.org.uk/wisley
For even more underground fun, visit the RHS Shop to pick up a copy of RHS Under Your Feet, published by DK, which is packed full of mind-boggling facts and soil experiments to try at home.

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Notes to editors

For further information or images, contact Caroline Jones on [email protected].
 
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society, the world’s leading gardening charity, was founded in 1804 by Sir Joseph Banks and John Wedgwood. Our vision is to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place. This aspiration underpins all that we do, from inspirational gardens and shows, through our scientific research, to our education and community programmes such as Campaign for School Gardening and Britain in Bloom. We produce key publications, hold a world-class collection of horticultural books and botanical art, and sell the very best plants and gardening gifts.

The RHS is fundraising £40m to transform our gardens, outreach and education facilities, which includes redeveloping our flagship RHS Garden Wisley and opening a new garden, RHS Garden Bridgewater, in 2021. We are solely funded by our members, visitors and supporters. For more information visit www.rhs.org.uk.

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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.