Summer at RHS Harlow Carr

There can be few more beautiful places to work than RHS Harlow Carr on the outskirts of Harrogate in North Yorkshire.

RHS Harlow Carr

RHS Harlow Carr

If you have time on your hands, I definitely recommend a visit.

RHS Harlow Carr

RHS Harlow Carr

I spent the summer putting on Great Garden Adventure children’s activities there. Mondays were Pioneering Poets days:

Poetry Workshops at RHS Harlow Carr

My Poetry Workshops at RHS Harlow Carr

and Tuesdays were for Rhyme Time Rambles:

Rhyme Time Rambles at RHS Harlow Carr

Rhyme Time Rambles at RHS Harlow Carr

I’d like to thank all the children who joined in our haiku writing on Mondays, creating fabulous illustrated poetry necklaces and medallions:

Poetry necklaces and medallions at RHS Harlow Carr

Poetry necklaces and medallions at RHS Harlow Carr

waterfalls:

Poetry Waterfall at RHS Harlow Carr

Poetry Waterfall at RHS Harlow Carr

and more:

A creative haiku writer and illustrator at RHS Harlow Carr

A creative haiku writer and illustrator at RHS Harlow Carr

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:

Grown-ups joining in with bilingual haikus at RHS Harlow Carr

Grown-ups joining in with bilingual haikus at RHS Harlow Carr

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 …

Rhyme Time Rambling at RHS Harlow Carr

Being a coiled-up millipede on one of our Rhyme Time Rambles at RHS Harlow Carr

and looking for honey bees and bumblebees and butterflies …

Looking for butterflies on our Rhyme Time Ramble at RHS Harlow Carr

Looking for butterflies on our Rhyme Time Ramble at RHS Harlow Carr

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!

Anneliese Emmans Deanwww.theBigBuzz.biz – Bringing poetry to life

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s