Festive fun for garden lovers
Every year Amberol supplies self-watering planters to businesses, councils, educational organisations and Britain in Bloom groups all over the UK so that our streets and public places can look their very best. Of course, at this time of year Christmas lights brighten up our dark afternoons and evenings as we go about our business. However, if you want to make a day of enjoying the great outdoors while embracing a Christmas theme, there is plenty going on in RHS gardens across the UK this festive season.
RHS Garden Harlow Carr in North Yorkshire, Rosemoor in North Devon and Wisley in Surrey will be playing host to the stunning Glow illuminations that bring the gardens to life on cold winter afternoons and evenings during December. Enchanted trails are filled with fantastic light installations that showcase the gardens’ most recognisable sights and create mesmerising reflections. Opening times vary across the different gardens and due to the popularity of this spectacular event, it’s essential to book in advance.
The RHS garden gift shops make a good alternative to the high street or the computer screen for Christmas shopping, especially if you need to find the perfect present for a green-fingered loved one or for someone who enjoys the finer things in life when it comes to food and drink. And of course, the plant centres will be brimming with seasonal plants including berries to tempt wildlife into your back garden, eye-catching Poinsettias and Christmas trees and wreaths.
Eating and drinking
No visit to Glow would be complete without a hot chocolate or mulled wine washed down with a mince pie or two. However, those who would like to enjoy something more substantial during their visit to an RHS garden this Christmas can enjoy a seasonally-themed meal. RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Chelmsford, Essex is offering a two-course Christmas lunch every day from the 3rd – 21st December. Hyde Hall is also offering turkey cooking demonstrations with Paul Kelly of Kelly Bronze turkeys. RHS Rosemoor will be hosting The Magic of Christmas Food & Craft Fair on December 15th and 16th.
Christmas with children
For many, the highlight of the Glow event at RHS Garden Wisley is the transformation of the Glasshouse into the Woodland Realm, home to wood elves and Santa’s reindeer. Meanwhile RHS Harlow Carr’s Winter Garden provides the perfect setting to enjoy a visit to Father Christmas himself, including a Christmas story, a sing-along, a chance to make reindeer food for Christmas Eve and of course a small gift for those who have been good.
Making a visible difference all year round
Amberol supplies businesses, organisations and Britain and Bloom Groups all over the UK with a wide range of self-watering planters and bins. For more information please call 01773 830 930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.