The Little Gardener

Join our fun theatrical show of The Little Gardener this May half-term.

A puppet little man in a small garden


Saturday 29 May – Sunday 6 June 2021


Performances at 11am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm & 4pm

Running time is 30 minutes


Banks lawn near the Sir Joseph Banks Building which is behind the Nash Conservatory


Included with entry to the Gardens

Come and enjoy our fantastic theatrical show of The Little Gardener this May half-term.

Presented by How It Ended and adapted from the enchanting children's book by Emily Hughes, The Little Gardener performances will take place inside a magical greenhouse, located in our beautiful Gardens. 

Each family-friendly performance will last for 30 minutes.

Perfect for little budding gardeners seeking inspiration for their own green fingers.


Family Learning Workshop

Pop by the teepee tents next to White Peaks between 11.30 – 4.30 for a make and take activity of planting your own sunflower seed. 

Often referred to as the flower of hope, sunflowers are not only easy to grow but they look beautiful, bees and insects love them, and their seeds make great food for birds. 

Why not challenge your family and friends to see who can grow the tallest sunflower and share your photos with us on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Did you know the tallest sunflower ever recorded was in Germany and reached an enormous 9.17m? That is taller than five average-height men stood on top of each other.  

May the person with the best green fingers win!