Blooming Marvellous Summer at Marwell!

Mr Bloom!

His much-loved one man show will feature a bundle of veggie stories, gardening games and all the catchy nursery songs from the TV show, entertaining ‘tiddlers’ and parents alike.

The popular presenter, who will be at the zoo every August weekend and all bank holiday*, said: “I’m really excited to be bringing the fun from the Mr Bloom television shows to families throughout the summer months!”

* 4, 5, 11 & 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 & 27 August 

Shows at 1pm and 2.30pm

Crazy botanist Dr Chris Anthemum

Young families will also be charmed by a live action puppet show featuring hilarious Marvellous Marwellous mechanical man-eating plant puppets. Crazy botanist Dr Chris Anthemum will tell the story of his travels to find a rare plant for the zoo’s new Tropical House, which has grown a little more than he bargained for! His show takes place every weekday throughout August.

Recycled material sculpture trail 

Finally don’t miss our recycled material sculpture trail around the zoo. Artist Michelle Reader has been making unique figurative sculptures from household waste and found objects since 1997. These distinctive sculptures draw attention to environmental issues and encourage guests to consider how items they would normally throw away have the potential for creative re-use. Her sculptures are often representations of the natural world – for example a jaguar made from satellite dishes and remote controls, a bumblebee with a gas mask for a face, or a bird with venetian blind feathers and shelf brackets for a beak.

If you are visiting us on 30 or 31 July, guests are invited to stop by Marwell Hall between 11am and 1pm or 1.30pm to 4pm where Michelle will be creating the final sculptures for the trail and guests will be invited to help her using the recycled materials she has collected to build the animals.

Events are free with normal zoo admission.

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