Visit us to learn about plants and their amazing adaptations and meet some plants that bite back! Experience the different environments within our glasshouses and observe adaptations for life in extreme conditions including deserts, mountains and rainforests. Explore the fascinating world of carnivorous plants and learn how and why they catch their food.
This workshop is available year round.
- Experience the different conditions within the glasshouse range
- Learn about plant adaptations to extreme environments
- Make careful observations of plants growing in the Botanic Garden
- Find out about carnivorous plants and how and why they catch their food
This workshop supports the following sections of the curriculum:
- Sc3/1 Working scientifically
- Sc3/2.1a identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
- Sc3/2.1b explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
- Sc4/2.1c recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things
- Ge2/1.3a describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
Complimentary self-led activities
If you are looking for ideas of activities to self-lead in the Garden after your workshop ends, we recommend: