RHS Announces: ‘Kids Go Free’ - 6th February 2009
It’s good news for families! The Royal Horticultural Society has announced that from 2009 under 16 year olds will be admitted, free of charge, to all of its gardens and to the RHS shows at Cardiff, Hampton Court and Tatton Park.
In 2008, the Society started to welcome children free of charge to its gardens across the country and, in August, families flocked to RHS Show Tatton Park when this event opened free of charge to under 16 year olds for the first time. The show saw youngsters revel in activities ranging from face-painting to a ‘Quirky Container Competition’.
This year, kids will go free at the vast majority of RHS sites and they’ll feel even more welcome with everything from a wheelbarrow competition at Cardiff, a scarecrow competition at Hampton Court and further fun to be announced at Tatton Park.
What’s more, RHS gardens at: Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire; Hyde Hall in Essex; Rosemoor in Devon and Wisley in Surrey will offer a variety of both educational and fun events for kids throughout the year – see www.rhs.org.uk for details.
Stephen Bennett, RHS Shows Director said: “The number of children attending last year’s RHS Show Tatton Park almost tripled compared to the previous year as a direct result of the free entry initiative. This year the Society has decided to offer free entry for under 16 year olds across as many RHS sites as possible. Children are at the heart of the Royal Horticultural Society’s mission and we’re providing both educational and fun initiatives to engage them in gardening and outdoor activities. We just ask that they bring their parents!”.
Other RHS initiatives for children include the ‘Campaign for School Gardening’ which aims to encourage and support schools to develop and fully use a school garden.

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