Take part in the Great Wool Weekend at RHS Garden Rosemoor! | Devon's Top Attractions Devon's Top Attraction latest news

On 13 & 14 April discover new ways to use this sustainable, natural material practically and creatively in your life. Whether you are already a fan of wool or not, there is plenty for the whole family to see and do.

Discover a new skill in the Learning Centre with free hands-on, drop-in workshops, suitable for all ages and skill levels. Visitors can learn how to make macrame key rings, crochet necklaces or hair bands, woven bookmarks, woolly embroidery and pompoms under the expert tuition of Magpie and Hook.

Get inspired and enjoy demonstrations and talks by textile artists, craftspeople and other special guests in the Garden Room. A wide range of exhibitors will also be indoors selling tools, materials, starter kits and books to get you creating as well as a variety gifts and homeware to take home.

Meet the British Wool team who champion the use of wool and market fleeces on behalf of every sheep farmer in the country. Their display will showcase a variety of innovative UK wool products as diverse as NexGen tree shelters, sustainable rope for growing sea kelp, wool shoes and tennis balls made with recycled rubber and wool felt.

Keep a look out for some sheepish characters from Marvellous Eventures who will be entertaining families with their funny antics throughout the garden, then go and meet some real woolly friends and learn more about them from their local breeders.

Explorers of all ages will also be able to enjoy the last two days of the Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Rosemoor and can win a chocolately prize.

Emma Thompson, Head of Site says:

‘It seems only fitting that the gardens are the location for this stimulating showcase of wool crafts, materials and techniques, given that the ‘new’ planting at Rosemoor was on land that used to be a sheep paddock. Devon has long had a reputation for producing high quality wool and wool products so it’s great to be able to give these specialists a stage. It’s also a fun way to finish the school holidays!’

The Great Wool Weekend is open from 10:00 – 18:00 on 13 and 14 April, garden admission applies, RHS members go free.