There can be few more beautiful places to work than RHS Harlow Carr on the outskirts of Harrogate in North Yorkshire.
If you have time on your hands, I definitely recommend a visit.
I spent the summer putting on Great Garden Adventure children’s activities there. Mondays were Pioneering Poets days:
and Tuesdays were for Rhyme Time Rambles:
I’d like to thank all the children who joined in our haiku writing on Mondays, creating fabulous illustrated poetry necklaces and medallions:
Not wanting to be left out of the fun, some of the grown-ups joined in too – including a Dutch couple who wrote us some bilingual haikus:
After months of making wet weather back-up arrangements for our Tuesday Rhyme Time Rambles, we didn’t actually need them at all. We had 5 straight dry Tuesdays on the trot! Can you believe it?! So, we were able to Rhyme Time Ramble outdoors, exploring Harlow Carr in rhythm and rhyme …
and looking for honey bees and bumblebees and butterflies …
A huge thank you to all the RHS volunteers who helped me to deliver these activities over the summer. And to Events Coordinator Sarah Purves, for making sure everything ran so smoothly.
Apologies if I promised to include your photo in this blogpost and haven’t. I wasn’t using my own camera, and consequently some of the photos I took came out a bit blurry! I’ll make sure I have my own camera with me next time!