This May half term, RHS Garden Bridgewater is encouraging families to get ‘buzzy’, and discover ‘the power of superbees’, with a week of fun, bee-themed activities.
As early summer flowers begin to bloom, the garden will be a hive of activity during the half term week, Saturday 28th May – Sunday 5th June 2022.
Take a peek into the secret life of bees as you follow the SuperBee garden trail, designed to help families discover more about the important role these pollinators play, including their special waggle dance.
There’s also the opportunity to enjoy craft and plant workshops, go on a bee safari with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust and wander among the multi-sensory world of Artizani’s beehive installation.
In the multi-sensory installation, each hive hides a unique, unexpected interior world.
You may find yourself looking into the vastness of space, or teased by a telescopic hive soaring into the air above you.
You can also see a 3D printer in action with Wainman Designs as they build a house for bees, and draw your own design for a future bee house.
All events are free with garden admission.
RHS Bridgewater will also be celebrating 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign during half term with performances from the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band, Astley Youth Band and Farnworth and Walkden Band, along with the commemorative planting of the final tree in The Queen’s Green Canopy in Victoria Meadow.
The 154-acre garden in Salford is the biggest hands-on horticultural project undertaken in Europe since planning permission was granted in 2017, and the first ever RHS Garden to be located in an urban area..
It includes the 11-acre Weston Walled Garden, the jewel in the crown of RHS Garden Bridgewater, believed to be the largest publicly-accessible working walled garden in the UK.
To find out more about what’s on at RHS Garden Bridgewater during half term, visit rhs.org.uk/gardens/bridgewater.