Easter Activities - Green Fingers

The term Green Fingers means little to an American, who is more likely to refer to someone with the ability to make plants grow well as a Green Thumb. Either way, both terms hark back to the early 20th century and surely arise from the chlorophyll stained hands of a gardener turning their plot into a vision of beauty.

To celebrate the fact that spring is finally bursting forth all over Sussex, there is a session today at Anne of Cleves House to welcome it in. Suitable for the 4+ brigade, the two-hour period will be filled with a combination of activities centred around art and plants. As with most Sussex Past events, the aim will be to entertain and inform, so expect your kids to come away with a passion for foliage and their hair full of paint. Immediately after the session we suggest that you direct them straight in to your own garden before the early enthusiasm has a chance to wear down. The Royal Horticultural Society’s top five tips for the best April projects to set them are; 1. Keep the weeds under control, 2. Protect fruit blossom from late frosts 3. Tie in climbing and rambling roses, 4. Sow you hardy annuals and herb seed and 5. Start to feed your citrus plants. What do you do? - retire to your kitchen, make a cup of tea and watch… NW

Kid gloves: hoodwink your progeny into doing the weeding
Anne of Cleves House, Southover High St, Lewes
When? 10.30am - 12.30am
How Much? £3.50 (book in advance)
Anne of Cleves House
(t) 01273 474610
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