RHS Celebrates 'In the Night Garden'

Each paper trail will be accompanied by an augmented reality app, allowing children to see characters from the series.

DHX Brands and the Royal Horticultural Society have joined forces to create a series of activities celebrating the 10th anniversary of the CBeebies series “In the Night Garden.”

The activities, titled “Ten Years of Magical Journeys,” will comprise of paper trails at all four RHS gardens throughout the U.K. and will allow children to skip around with Igglepiggle’s friends in imaginative play. The activation will also include an augmented reality app, which will enable patrons to see the characters come to life along the trail.

Additionally, at the RHS Garden Wisley, there will be a special “In the Night Garden” zone, which will allow kids to participate in themed gardening activities, such as decorate plant pots and sow seeds, as well as take home a goodie bag. The Garden will also offer Upsy Daisy yoga sessions, musical activities and sensory story time sessions.

“We are very excited to launch our new collaboration with ‘In the Night Garden’ this summer,” says Alexis Pym, education and learning manager, RHS Garden Wisley. “Young families are a key audience for us, and we’re always looking for new ways to give them opportunities to have a magical time at our gardens. In all four of our gardens, children aged 1 to 4 will be able to enjoy imaginative play by following planned trails to find their favorite characters and take part in fun activities along the way. Additionally, the dedicated ‘In the Night Garden’ zone at our first ever Family Gardening Show at RHS Garden Wisley this year will ensure that our young guests experience hours of fun.”

The “Ten Years of Magical Journeys” activities will take place, May 1 – June 30, at RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, RHS Garden Roosemoor in Devon, RHS Garden Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire and RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex. The Family Gardening Show at RHS Garden Wisley will take place June 1-4.

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