The show is a hub of creativity and will feature a host of exciting content to inspire the next generation of textile talent. Tickets are on sale now and cost £13 in advance (concessions £12, children aged 5-18 £6). A wide selection of options are available fromwww.theknittingandstitchingshow.com/spring or by calling 0844 581 1319
A glorious display of spring flowers including camellias, early magnolias and rhododendrons. As well as the RHS Early Camellia competition, the show will include classes for growing ornamental shrubs, a Rosemoor Daffodil and an RHS Hyacinth competition. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/rosemoor
Healthy walks, outdoor exercises, healthy eating and grow your own, herbs, tai-chi demonstrations, talks, aromatherapy, Hyde Hall honey and much more! www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/hyde-hall
A quality start to the gardening year, with the chance to pick up beautiful, high quality spring plants from specialist nurseries. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley
Sutton Bonsai’s Suiseki competition will showcase the timeless and beautiful craft of suiseki bonsai – the Japanese art of stone appreciation, which combined with bonsai leads to a true work of art. There will also be a re-potting, styling and advice service for visitors’ bonsai. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/wisley
Make a woven lampshade using British wools and merino wools with Jane Withers in her studio at the Harley Foundation in the glorious grounds of the Welbeck Estate in Nottinghamshire. Now you can learn how to create a Strand light of your own at one of the woskshops at the Janie Knitted Textiles Studio with tutorage from Jane. Design duo Jane Withers and her partner Michael Hanmer design and produce a wide range of knitted home and fashion accessories including their distinctive Strand lighting collection. Cost £75.00 - all materials and frames to create a lampshade are supplied – along with a buffet lunch. Find out more here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--nottingham/janie-withers-lampshade-weaving/?mode=search
Treat Mum to a day out at Batsford on Mother’s Day - Mum’s get free entry to the Arboretum (when accompanied by a paying child!). Why not take the whole family and enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the Garden Terrace Café to make her feel even more special? No need to book – just turn up and enjoy! Visit www.batsarb.co.uk to find out more.
This world-renowned exhibition celebrates its 10th anniversary and will be showcased against the backdrop of the garden. www.rhs.org.uk/gardens/hyde-hall