In this challenging time, we’re more aware than ever of the power and importance of nature – the sights, smells and sounds as spring unfolds and the Garden moves into spring and summer.
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’ve kept a record of all our walks, as we move through the seasons on our YouTube channel. 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. Please bear in mind that we are putting them together in unusual circumstances so they may not have Hollywood production levels.
Sending you our very best wishes and thank you for watching.
This week's 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.
Wellness Wander, 24 June
This week we’ve gone ‘tropical’ with a private tour through our Glasshouse Range (which is currently closed to the public) to see some really rare and spectacular blooms…
We hope you enjoy this week’s Wellness Wander.
Wellness Wander: 17 June 2020
In this week’s Wellness Wander, take a stroll along the Bee Borders to see which plants attract pollinators; then explore the treasure trove of exotic plants from around the world that are tucked away in our Glasshouse Bays.
Wellness Wander, 10 June 2020
Enjoy a preview of our new meadow mix, newly opened Maze and a wander around the different areas of the Garden, pausing to look at the common spotted orchid on our Chalk Grassland and to take in the textures and harmonious colours of the Dry Garden.
Wellness Wander, 3 June 2020
This week our Head of Horticulture, Sally Petitt, takes us to four different areas of the Garden – from the plantings around the fountain to the Garden’s unique Systematic Beds, taking in some of the old and majestic trees of the Main Walk along the way, before admiring the view and intricate design of the Systematic Beds from the Rising Path.