Botanic Garden: Plant Sale and Family Day

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 23, 2010 10:45 AM |
Fun and foliage for all the family on Sunday 27 June.

The University’s Botanic Garden hosts its annual Plant Sale and Family Day this Sunday (27 June) with plenty of activities for adults and kids in the magnificent surroundings of the one of the finest horticultural collections in England.

For keen gardeners, this is a chance to purchase some rare and unusual plants from the garden’s collection. For those whose thumbs are less green, there will be plant-related art and craft stalls, including demonstrations of spinning and dying. Local wildlife groups will also be on hand; the Botanic Garden attracts a wide variety of birds, butterflies and bees.

Because this is a family day, there will be plenty for the kids, including magic shows, face-painting, art and craft activities and the obligatory bouncy castle. Morris dancers, Maypole dancers and live music will brighten up the day still further. And refreshments will be on sale, including those oh-so-important ice creams.

The day also offers a first chance to examine this year’s Sculpture in the Garden exhibition which takes the theme of ‘Head, Heart and Hands’.

Because this is a fund-raising event, organised by the Friends of the Botanic Garden, there is a small entrance charge of £3.50 but it’s completely free for kids. The day runs from 11.00am to 5.00pm. Entrance to the garden is from Glebe Road and Stoughton Drive South. The paths around the garden are suitable for wheelchairs and there are disabled-accessible toilets.