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02 Feb 2022

Unearth the hidden world under your feet at RHS Bridgewater

From mind-boggling creatures to tree roots that talk to each other, discover the wonders of the hidden world beneath your feet at RHS Bridgewater this February half-term, from Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 February.

Families can explore the amazing realm through interactive fun with flora and fauna and a chance to get their hands dirty too. Investigating the vital role that underground wildlife, roots and organisms play in keeping our gardens beautiful and healthy, Under Your Feet includes fun-packed activities for all the family, including a garden discovery trail, planting workshops and interactive storytelling. Plus, there’s a chance to find out more about the garden’s pigs, and Zoolab are back with their amazing Animal Encounters - offering visitors the chance get up close and handle various creepy-crawly mini-beasts.

All activities are free with garden admission and Salford residents can visit the garden for free every Tuesday.

What’s on:

Under your feet discovery trail | Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 February, daily | 10am – 4pm, self-guided trail
Uncover the secrets of soil on our family trail around the garden and find things to learn, see and do! Discover what is hiding under your feet and find out just how important soil is for plants, mini-beasts and the planet.

Feeding time with the Bridgewater pigs | Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 February, 2 tours per day

Get closer to our resident pigs, the Bridgewater Berkshires, on these feeding-time talks and find out how they use mud and soil to help themselves and us!

Saturday 19 February
Make a mini wormery. Drop in, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Sunday 20 and Sunday 27 February
Storytelling with Ursula Holden Gill. 10.30am; 11.45am; 1.30pm; 2.45pm

Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 February
Animal encounters with ZooLab. 10.15am; 11.15am; 12.15pm; 1.30pm; 2.30pm; 3.30pm.

Wednesday 23 February
Woodland spotter trail. 10am – 4pm

Thursday 24 February
Make a paper plate garden. Drop in, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Friday 25 February
Kitchen scrap gardening workshop. Drop in, 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm

Saturday 26 February
Burrows, worms and roots: Baby and toddler song and play. 10-10.30am and 11.15-11.45am.

Saturday 26 February
Hands on soil workshop. 1.15-1.45pm and 2.15-2.45pm

For even more underground fun, don’t forget to visit the shop to pick up a copy of RHS Under Your Feet, published by DK, which is packed full of mind-boggling facts and soil experiments to try at home.

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