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Tours of the Botanic Garden

Tours of the Botanic Garden

Tours

It may be possible to be given a tour of the Garden by our Head Gardener. Please enquire when you book your visit. We can only accommodate a maximum of 30 children on each tour, but we can arrange some self-led activities if you are bringing more than one class. Please contact us via email: botanic.bookings@durham.ac.uk telephone: 0191 334 2887 to discuss your requirements. Please note a teacher is required to be with the children for the tour.

Tours are offered to all ages, but are particularly relevant to 7-11 year old children studying plant adaptations, natural cycles, seed dispersal and so on. A tour of the garden covers most of the key points of SC2 : Life Processes and Living Things.


Areas covered

Tours usually look at the plant habitats in the greenhouse and in the garden. By looking at a range of different garden environments, we can cover wide variety of topics:

  • Parts and features of plants
  • Different uses for plants
  • Food chains
  • Climate
  • Desert habitats
  • Tropical habitats
  • The composting cycle
  • Creatures
  • Life cycles

All in all, a tour of the greenhouses and an exploration of the garden is a great way to begin, or end a study of the wonderful world of plants and habitats!

Admission charges

Children £4.00
Accompanying adults Free
Preliminary visits for teachers Free

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