Family Events – tomorrow April 11th at the Geffrye!

It’s almost time to participate in our fun events at the Geffrye!


Come visit us!

See below for what we have planned for TOMORROW APRIL 11TH:

Garden-on-a-Plate – for ages 5 and over (24 places available)

  • 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2 – 4pm

Design and create a mini happy and healthy garden on a plate.

Post-a-Plant – for ages 5 – 8 years (14 places available)

  • 2 – 4pm

Be a detective for the day, go and explore the herb garden and create a plant postcard.


Preparing the recycled materials for our mini hanging gardens!

Mini Hanging Gardens – for ages 8 and over (24 places available)

  • 2 – 4pm

Plant your own edible garden using recycled containers and watch your herbs grow at home.

Easter Treasure Hunt – All ages

  • 2 – 4.30pm

Explore the gardens, answer clever clues and collect your treasure from the Quiz Desk!

You can register for events 30 minutes before the start time, spaces are allocated on a first come, first serve basis – so arrive early, enjoy the museum, and ensure you get a space! 🙂

And finally, we’d like to know a little bit about you!

See you at the garden!


Springtime is almost here!

Even though we’ve had a long, frosty winter, we’re excited for the Geffrye Gardens to re-open! In fact, we think that escaping into the Geffrye’s period gardens would be the best way to welcome in this new season. The gardens will be open this 30th of March! Even though our plants are just starting to blossom, here’s a sneak peak of what you can expect the garden to look like as spring turns into summer:


20th Century period garden with wisteria in full bloom

As far as out project goes, we’ve also got lots of great activities planned. Keep looking to this blog for updates and reminders of what will be going on at the Geffrye gardens. Our learning team has been working hard to come up with creative and fun ideas for the opening weeks.

The first date to keep in mind is April 11th! Catalina and Jue, our learning team, been testing out lots of ideas, including “Garden on a plate” where children will be able to create their own happy gardens on a plate to take home! Below is a picture of Jue’s ideal garden.

We hope you get to go out and enjoy the gardens!

For more on what’s going on at the Geffrye, check out the Geffrye Young People’s Facebook and Twitter pages: