If you’re unable to come to the Garden, we’ll aim to bring it to you with a weekly ‘wellness wander’.
In this challenging time, we’re more aware than ever of the power and importance of nature – the sights, smells and sounds as the Garden moves through the seasons.
We would like the Botanic Garden to be an uplifting resource for those who are in self-isolation or cannot get to the Garden, so we’re recording weekly walkabouts for everyone to enjoy the colours, sights and sounds.
Below is a 10-15 minute video of our latest walkabout, plus a library of the previous ones.
We’d love to hear from you, so please do share your thoughts and comments on our social media channels.
We hope you enjoy these short films and that they bring you some uplift and respite, thank you for watching.
This week's Wellness Wander, 12 August
In this week’s ‘Wellness Wander’, Sally provides a tour from the Rising Path, leading us down to the Systematic Beds. Taking us through the different plant families and classifications, she talks us through the types of plantings in these beds. From now until autumn you are able to witness a range of plants at their peak and prime in this glorious (if not melting) sunshine! We hope we you enjoy this week’s ‘Wellness Wander!
Wellness Wander, 5 August
In this week’s ‘Wellness Wander’, Sally’s tour begins at the Trumpington Road/Brookside entrance where you can admire our new plantings, before she takes us along the Stream Garden, through the Bog Garden and ending up with a lovely view of the Lake. On display are a beautiful array of coloured plantings, shining amongst the early morning sunshine. We hope you enjoy this week’s ‘Wellness Wander!’
Wellness Wander, 29 July
Join Sally on this week’s ‘Wellness Wander’ as she guides us through the flowers and foliages of the Cory Lawn borders, with their bright and beautiful colours, before leading us down the Main Walk – home to many of our old and magnificent trees. We hope you enjoy this week’s wander!
Wellness Wander, 22 July
Join us on this week’s Wellness Wander, as Sally takes us on an amble past the Grass Maze, the lavender boundary of the Rose Garden, across the grass Fairway and around the International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition, before taking in the summer tapestry of colour provided by our Dry Meadow plantings. Enjoy this week’s Wellness Wander!
Wellness Wander, 15 July
We have a ‘flower feast’ in store for you in today’s Wellness Wander! This week Sally takes us on a wander around our Herbaceous Island Beds which are at their peak, providing a riot of colour before heading through mounds of scented flowers to enjoy the softer colours of our Scented Garden. We hope you enjoy today’s Wellness Wander.
Wellness Wander, 8 July
In today’s Wellness Wander, Sally takes us behind-the-scenes to admire some of the blooms that would normally be on display in the Mountains House of our Glasshouse Range. At the time of filming, the Glasshouse Range was closed, so our alpine plants were being looked after in our Alpine Yard, but we still wanted to share their beauty with you. We hope you enjoy this more unusual ‘Wellness Wander’ …
Wellness Wander, 1 July
This week’s Wellness Wander takes in flowers from across the globe – South Africa, Australasia, Asia, the Americas and Europe as Sally meanders around our Limestone Rock Garden to reveal some of it’s colourful plantings.