Flower Power Picnic Afternoon
Our second picnic afternoon celebrated the begining of the summer holidays and the beautiful blooms in the Garden on a very hot and sunny day.
Local group Kismet played for us under the shade of the Japanese Katsura tree.
Families listened to storyteller Rand Russell's selection of flower-inspired tales. Families and visitors tried their hand at making paper decorated with petals gathered from the Garden's flowers. Download instructions of how to make your own paper here. Children used their noses to identify popular flower smells and had the chance to sow marigold and nasturtium seeds to take home and grow in their own handmade, recycled plant pots.
Families used a trail to find flowers that were each colour of the rainbow and then had a chance to have their faces painted with flower and butterfly designs. The RSPB were on hand to help people create a butterfly nectar-feeder from paper plates and cotton wool.