RHS and Guy Harrop
It’s all set to be a summer of spiffing adventure at the four RHS Gardens this summer as they celebrate 75 years since Enid Blyton’s first Famous Five book was published. RHS Gardens Wisley in Surrey, Rosemoor in Devon, Hyde Hall in Essex and Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire are running a lively programme of events and activities inspired by The Famous Five’s values – friendship, heroism, adventure, outdoors and daring. Each garden is creating a ‘Five Go on a Garden Adventure’ trail where children can help The Famous Five find Uncle Quentin, who has gone missing on a horticultural research mission. And there will be picnic parties on 11 August to celebrate Enid Blyton’s 120th birthday. All the gardens will also be running themed art and craft and storytelling or story-writing activities and there will be differing events over the four gardens including den-building, biscuit-decorating, orienteering, bushcraft activities such as learning to follow animal tracks, outdoor theatre performances, puppet shows, bird of prey displays.