Teachers’ Resources & Risk Assessments

Schools can use the following resources for activity ideas for their pupils if booked in as a self-guided group or during your time spent on site when you are not in a teaching session.

Orienteering maps are available on request (see the ‘Investigating Map Skills’ resource under Geography below).

Health & Safety

The generic education risk assessment is available below, however we recommend that all visiting schools and other parties complete their own risk assessments relevant to their visiting group, as this will identify any further measures required specific to the needs of the visiting group, such as supervision ratios. Please be advised that you should bring a trained first aider with you on the day of your visit and the Gardens’ accident book must be completed if you have an incident on site by a group leader, located at the main reception desk.

Risk Assessments for schools

Educational & Teachers’ Resources


KS2 Poetry Trail

KS2 Poetry Trail Answers

KS3 Poetry Trail

Butterfly Word Puzzles


Investigating Plants and Environments

Investigating Map Skills

KS3 & 4 Geography Fieldwork Pack

The Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden Answers


Growth Pack

Botany Pack

Desert Pack

Cycads Sheet

Ferns Sheet


KS1 Maths Trail  KS1 Maths Trail Answers

KS2 Maths Trail  KS2 Maths Trail Answers

KS3 Maths Trail  KS3 Maths Trail Answers

Butterfly Maths

Gardens’ Trails and Activities

General Gardening Trail

Animal Trail

Nature Trail

Sensory Nature Trail

Senses Trail

Gardens’ Short Walk Trail

Gardens’ Long Walk Trail

Food Trail

Main Lawn Tree Trail

Gardens’ Postcard

Growing Schools Garden Pack

Growing Schools Garden Quiz 

Scarecrows’ Garden Summer Quiz

Scavenger Hunt

Education for Sustainable Development

ESD Pack

Fairtrade Challenge

Fairtrade Challenge Answers


Ancient Egyptians




Making Music


Art Activities

Colouring Sheets

Bird of Paradise


Cotton Topped Tamarin

Green Iguana

Koi Carp




Poison Dart Frog

Red Eyed Tree Frog




Venus’ Flytrap

Glasshouse Activities

Glasshouse Quiz

Glasshouse Quiz Answers

Rainforest Adaptations

Rainforest Food and Drink

Rainforest Medicine

Rainforest Plant Products

Barnaby Bear Pack

Leaf Cards



EYFS curriculum links
KS1 curriculum links
KS2 curriculum links
KS3 & KS4 curriculum links