In this challenging time we’re more aware than ever of the importance of nature. The emergence of new life in Spring can be really uplifting, giving people an important psychological boost, and we want to share this with everyone, whatever their situation.
While many people still cannot visit, we are trying to find ways to make our beautiful plants and landscapes as available as possible.
Every week, a member of the horticulture team is filming a short ‘Wellness Wander’. These short films show the beautiful colours, sights and sounds of spring unfolding in the Garden. We hope that people who are unable to get out and about at the moment, or those who simply miss CUBG, will enjoy these relaxed explorations of the season.
Our Horticulture and Learning teams are putting together weekly videos that give tips on what you can be doing at home to grow your own plants, support the wildlife in your garden and fun crafts and activities you can do with children. To find out more, please visit the Gardening Club.
There is a daily CUBG plant quiz on our Twitter and Facebook pages, plus interesting snippets like #ThrowbackThursday and behind the scenes photos that our staff take while they are in to look after the plants.
While the Garden was closed, we posted ‘BitesizeBotanics’ – short videos and pictures of the springtime beauty in the Garden on our social media channels. These are all gathered together on our website here and also on our YouTube channel.
Our Learning team is posting loads of brilliant family activities to do at home or while out for a walk that are great fun and also explore the world of nature and gardening.