Potting Up

Junior gardeners are invited to join our Gardening Team and learn a little about the lush sub-tropical garden.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Kids will be able to pot-up a sempervivum - a succulent that grows in the St Michael's Mount garden. The sempervivum succulent is commonly known as the houseleek, or the 'liveforever'. The plants can be kept on a window sill or somewhere frost-free outside and we are sure our young visitors will enjoy getting a little dirty as they pot the plant, ready to take home where they can watch it grow.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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St Michael's Mount


Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points. Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid* — an extra 25 per cent — potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
28 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
29 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
30 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
31 May 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available
1 June 2018 14:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

St Michael's Mount
Call 01736 710507

Upcoming events

Bird Bonanza Easter Weekend

Fri 30 Mar 2018
Make your own willow bird feeder, become an expert bird spotter, take the feather trail challenge, plant a sunflower and have a go at making your own birds nest. Who knows, maybe a chocolate egg will be laid.

Rockpool Explorer

Tue 03 Apr 2018
Take a walk on the wild side and join Great Scott! Adventures Outdoors for a rummage in the rockpools this Easter School Holidays.

Meet the Gardener

Wed 18 Apr 2018
A unique chance to experience life beyond the castle walls and meet one of the gardening team, including Head Gardener Lottie Allen.

Potting Up

Mon 28 May 2018
Junior gardeners are invited to join our Gardening Team and learn a little about the lush sub-tropical garden.