Sundays at RHS Garden Harlow Carr are definitely well spent and being some of the first to see the giant, spectacular Easter egg hunt yesterday was rather special indeed.
Large (and small) wooden painted eggs hung from trees and were nestled within the gardens respectively, marvelling the kids as they trudged around in their wellies, the sun kissing their cheeks.
Waves of vivid purple heather greet you at the entrance and as you stroll through the sprawling gardens and woodland, you’ll be met by both winter and spring blooms crossing over one another, with pink rhododendrons, bright ever-green trees swaying in the breeze and many more blooms to marvel at, so many, it would take a year and a day to name here (some of Mum’s favourites she spotted as a green-fingered Grandma however, were the pretty primroses and magnolias).
You’ll also discover magical wooden playgrounds beneath the shade of the trees with swings, slides and wooden play houses to boot as well as Betty’s cafes and stalls on site to curb hunger from all that energy spent, allowing you to while away the perfect spring day at Harlow Carr whatever the ages of those in your company.
My brood spanned teens to toddlers, each family member loving every minute of their day from searching for sticks to take home (to all to our collection) to relishing the chocolate treats each visitor received to mark Easter and eating chicken sandwiches al fresco, it was one of those rare perfect days where the kids didn’t argue (a first) and everyone left feeling peaceful and happy. Spring has sprung, folks and we’re here for it!
From 1 to 17 April 2023, you can enjoy the Easter egg hunt as well as forest school sessions, adventure walks and family workshops.
All activities included with garden admission. Free to RHS members and children under 5.