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May Half term: Family Gardening Festival

May Half term: Family Gardening Festival

RHS Garden Bridgewater, Salford: 25 May – 2 June 2024

RHS Garden Bridgewater promises plenty of fun this half term with a family trail, hands-on planting sessions, seasonal crafts and interactive story sessions across over 150 acres of beautiful garden a stone’s throw away from central Manchester.

For horticultural inspiration, families can travel throughout the seasons to explore a year in gardening with the Family Trail, and growing gardeners can get hands-on with seed planting workshops. Whether joining the RHS Sweet Pea Society or experts at the Northwest Counties Chrysanthemum Society, budding horticulturalists can take home their own seeds and help them bloom into beautiful plants.

The festival will also include plenty of fun crafting activities where children can make their own sunflower seed packets and there will be a host of interactive storytelling sessions to inspire young imaginations.  Little gardeners ages 3-6 can also participate in an exciting garden adventure where they will discover all of the garden’s best secrets with an RHS expert.

For more information, prices and to book tickets, please visit:

Family Garden Trail

Saturday 25 May – Sunday 2 June

Explore a year of family gardening: handy tips on what to do and when, allowing everyone to get gardening together. Throughout the garden.

All ages (must be accompanied by an adult)



Storytelling with Colour the Clouds

27 and 28 May
30-minute sessions at 11am, 12noon, 1.30pm, 2.30pm in the marquee

Come along and listen and join in the storytelling with Colour the Clouds.

Recommended for ages 3+ (must be accompanied by an adult)

Imaginative Storytelling

31 May
– 3pm, drop-in sessions in the marquee

Join Magical StoryJars to create your own adventure based on their story ideas.

Recommended for all ages (must be accompanied by an adult)



Garden Adventure *

1 June
11am, 12.15pm and 1.30pm

Join us in the garden for an adventure for little explorers

*£2.50 per child; recommended for ages 3-6 (must be accompanied by an adult)

Other drop-in activities in the marquee

Craft and planting activities

25 May, 11am – 3pm
Come and join the Sweet Pea Society who will show you how to plant out sweet pea seedlings to take away with you and hopefully enter your blooms into a children’s competition being held at their show in July.

26 May, 11am – 2pm
Join us to design and make your own seed packet to carry home your sunflower seeds, and make a paper pot to plant them in at home.

29 May, 11am – 2pm
Create your own paper plate garden with paper flowers that paper bees and butterflies can enjoy.

30 May, 11am – 3pm
Join the North West Counties Chrysanthemum Society and learn how to plant chrysanthemum seeds, look after the plant at home, and watch it grow into a beautiful bloom.

Suitable for ages 3+ (must be accompanied by an adult)

For more information, prices and to book tickets, please visit:

Event website

Date And Time

25 May 2024 to
2 Jun 2024


RHS Garden Bridgewater, Occupation Road, Worsley, Manchester
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