Children will explore the trees of the Botanic Garden – from small to giant, deciduous to evergreen. They will learn how a tree grows using fun drama exercises, and discover the habitat they create for other creatures. They will take part in a short minibeast hunt and build a miniature den for Hawthorn the Hedgehog. They will also take part in some sensory activities to increase their immersion in our natural world.
This workshop is available year round.
- Visit several areas of the Botanic Garden
- Discover different trees
- Do sensory activities
- Learn which minibeasts live in the Dell
- Learn about animal homes
This workshop supports the following sections of the curriculum:
Sc1/2.1a identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
Sc1/2.1b identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
Sc2/2.1b identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
Sc2/2.1c identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
Sc2/2.1d describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food.
Sc2/2.2b find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy.
Complimentary self-led activities
If you are looking for ideas of activities to self-lead in the Garden after your workshop ends, we recommend: