ITNG teams with RHS for 10th anniversary

by TnP Staff
Published: 21 April 2017, 09:12
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Host of In The Night Garden events at Royal Horticultural Society gardens will mark kids’ brand’s milestone year

Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy from hit CBeebies show In the Night Garden will be picking up their trowels this summer for a host of green-fingered activity at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) gardens, to mark the 10th anniversary of the brand.

Celebrating Ten Years of Magical Journeys, the activities will run from 1 May until the end of June, with magical paper trails at all four RHS gardens throughout England. Children will be able to skip around the garden with Igglepiggle’s friends, and enjoy an augmented reality app, available for download, which will allow children to see the In the Night Garden characters come to life along the way.

“Over the past 10 years, In the Night Garden has grown into one of the most consistently popular pre-school shows in the UK and beyond, and we’re delighted to be linking up with the RHS, who are the perfect collaborator for our anniversary celebrations with these innovative garden-themed activities,” said Debbie Walker, Brand Manager.  “In the Night Garden fires imaginations and encourages discovery, and we hope children will join Igglepiggle and his friends on many more magical journeys to come!”

In the Night Garden will also be the only entertainment brand to appear at the Family Gardening Show at RHS Garden Wisley from 1 to 4 June. There will be a special In the Night Garden zone, where children will be able to enjoy themed gardening activities, such as decorate plant pots and sow seeds of Night Scented Stock, as well as take home a goody bag. There will also be Upsy Daisy yoga sessions, musical activities and sensory story time sessions scheduled throughout the day.

Alexis Pym, Education and Learning Manager at RHS Garden Wisley, said: “We are very excited to launch our new collaboration with In the Night Garden this summer. Young families are a key audience for us, and we’re always looking for new ways to give them opportunities to have a magical time at our gardens. In all four of our gardens, children aged one to four will be able to enjoy imaginative play by following planned trails to find their favourite characters and take part in fun activities along the way. Additionally, the dedicated In the Night Garden zone at our first ever Family Gardening Show at RHS Garden Wisley this year will ensure that our young guests experience hours of fun.”