A Plant's Life

Session outline

Pupils will see how plants are adapted to growing in different habitats, for example those in hot and cold climates.  How do some trees stay green in the winter, how do plants survive growing out of rocky cliffs and how do we help plants from far away survive in a British climate? Pupils will also be able to find out about native plants which are grown in the garden.

This session is part guided and part self-guided tour.  The group will be split into two during the session so please ensure you have four or more accompanying adults.

Session length: 1 hour 45 minutes

Please download a map of the Garden.

Curriculum links

Key Stage 1

  • Science Year 2: To identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kind of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • Science Year 2: To identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
  • Science Year 2: To find out and describe how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy
  • Science Year 2: To identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees

Key Stage 2

  • Science Year 4: To recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • Science Year 4: To explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • Science Year 5: living things and their habitats