How Plants Grow KS1-KS2


What to Expect

Your morning in the gardens will be spent with a guide and/or a member of our Gardens team, carrying out 3 activities: exploring the walled kitchen garden; looking at trees and the herb garden in the formal gardens; and a self-guided walk in the dinosaur trail. Please divide your group into 3 teams so that they are ready for the morning’s activities. The teams then come together at the end of the visit to plant their seeds.



Please arrive by 10.00 am to get ready for your day. We will meet your coach and show you the facilities. Please ensure your coach remains on site all day to transport your group if you are visiting Fort Knebworth or the Adventure Playground in the afternoon. Your guide will come to take you  through to the Garden where the programme starts at 10.15 am promptly  The morning programme ends around 12.20.


If you would like to book a visit to the Gift Shop during the lunch break, please indicate this on the booking form. Students will enjoy browsing the wide range of affordable souvenirs. Alternatively, we can make up pre-paid  themed goody bags to various price points. Please discuss this with the group bookings team.


At around 12.20, your coach will take you through the Deer Park to the Adventure Playground  for an afternoon’s free play. There are covered picnic areas at the Playground for schools to use to have their packed lunches. Please advise when booking if you would like to use the bouncy castle and our fantastic drop and Astro slides (height restrictions apply). Most schools depart at around 2.15 pm in good time for the trip back to school.

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