Moomins move to Kew Gardens for Easter

The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew will be home this Easter to the Moomins, the children’s story characters.

Created in the 1950s by Finnish writer and artist Tove Jansson, the Moomins are a family of nature-loving creatures.

The Moomin-themed Easter event will highlight the beauty of nature at Kew, encouraging visitors to celebrate the British landscape and its array of wildflowers.

Beginning at Victoria Gate, an interactive trail will explore the gardens, passing displays of fritillaries, camassias and tulips, and culminating at the ‘Moomin Camp’ in the woodland of the Conservation Area.

The attraction will also feature Easter activity workshop tents and Moomin dens for children – plus an Easter Moomin Chocolate Hunt on Easter Sunday (April 16).

Adam Farrar, head of commercial activities at Kew, said: “Our interactive Moomin trail and activities will give youngsters the opportunity to explore the wilder parts of the gardens and witness the incredible beauty of Kew in spring.”

Sophia Jansson, creative director of Moomin Characters and niece of Moomins creator Tove Jansson, said: “All of the inhabitants of Moominvalley possess a deep love and respect for nature, from the Hemulens who spend their time collecting plants or butterflies to the adventurous Snufkin, whose music is inspired by the landscape around him. So we couldn’t be happier to be working with the world-renowned team at Kew to inspire a similar love of nature in families and young visitors to the gardens.”

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