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Bountiful Botanics

Join us during the autumn half-term weekend when the hedgerows are heaving with fruit, crops are abundant and seeds ripe for collecting. We have a programme of activities for all the family. Highlights include apple pressing, artisan cider blending and tractor rides. 14 and 15 October.

Event details

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2017
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Activities take place across Wakehurst

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Included with entry to the Gardens


Autumn harvest

Share in all that nature has to offer at Wakehurst as we move into the autumn season.

The weekend programme has activities for all the family, who can roll up their sleeves and join in.

Find out what makes the leaves change their pigment, discover hidden fungi and the art of lost herbs. Press apples, sample cider or climb a tree. Attend a workshop or take part in some gardening fun with our horticultural teams. Learn something new from an expert scientist or take a guided walk round the gardens. Grab some meadow seed and be part of next summer's carpet of colour.


Progamme highlights

  • Traditional apple pressing
  • Cider blending
  • Harvest taste zone  
  • Botanical cocktails and hedgerow brews
  • Family Herbal Apothecary
  • Pigments and paints  
  • Botanical drawing
  • Plants in textile and fashion
  • Foraging and fungi walks
  • Giant seed swap – Wakehurst is home to the Millennium Seed Bank
  • Storytelling, chilled live music, cider, ales and haybales, plus bountiful produce and hot food.

Revisit this page nearer the time for more details.