Educational Resources

Musical Rainstorm, Tree-mendous Trees, Cryptic Orienteering and Ecological Sampling Activity Packs are available to hire for use in your self-guided time. Each is suitable for use with KS1 children upwards, and though primarily associated with Science, Geography and/or Music, they can also link to the English, Maths, History and Art curricula as well.

Each exciting, educational Activity Pack contains comprehensive instructions and all of the equipment required, for only £25 per group of 30 children. (Activity Packs can be reserved on your booking form.)

The Cryptic Orienteering Activity Pack is designed as a challenge. Locate marker posts around the Gardens, using maps and compasses, and then locate information about each area of the Gardens arrived at. Certificates are included, if desired. (Outdoor Pack)

The Ecological Sampling Activity Pack contains equipment to be able to quantify plants at the Gardens (to investigate biodiversity) and judge how abiotic factors may have affected findings. (Outdoor Pack)

The Musical Rainstorm Activity Pack contains unusual plant-based instruments from around the world (and information about them). There are also some activities that can be conducted with them, though they can be used as desired. (Indoor Pack)

The Tree-mendous Trees Activity Pack contains equipment to be able to identify and complete various measurements of trees around the Gardens, and a tree trail around the Main Lawn. (Outdoor Pack)


Free Resources


Investigating Plants and Environments

Investigating Map Skills

KS3 & 4 Geography Fieldwork Pack

The Japanese Garden

The Japanese Garden Answers



KS1 Maths Trail  KS1 Maths Trail Answers

KS2 Maths Trail  KS2 Maths Trail Answers

KS3/4 Maths Trail  KS3/4 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 Quiz 

Scavenger Hunt

No Waste Challenge

No Waste – Schools’ Lunch Challenge

The Tree Council

The Tree Council visit the Gardens

The Tree Council – apply to be a Young Tree Champion

The Tree Council – Young Ambassadors

The Tree Council – Tree Ambassadors

Education for Sustainable Development

ESD Pack

Fairtrade Challenge

Fairtrade Challenge Answers


Growth Pack

Botany Pack

Desert Pack


KS2 Poetry Trail

KS2 Poetry Trail Answers

KS3 Poetry Trail

Butterfly Word Puzzles


Art Activities

Glasshouse Activities

Glasshouse Quiz

Glasshouse Quiz Answers

Rainforest Adaptations

Rainforest Food and Drink

Rainforest Medicine

Rainforest Plant Products

Barnaby Bear Pack

Leaf Cards

Post-visit Activities

Acrostic Poem

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