Roots and Shoots Workshops

A great workshop to learn new skills in nurturing and growing vegetables. The Roots and Shoots workshop is taught in small groups by our expert gardeners with the content appropriate to the season. Children learn how to sow seeds, prick out seedlings, nurture their produce and at the end, take away what they have planted. Children also explore the importance of bees, and how they can be part of their preservation. With funny and informative facts about the Queen Bee and her workers, it’s thoroughly enjoyable for all.


Suitable for: KS1/KS2
Topic covered: Maths, Science
KS1– Children learn how to make a seed drill including sowing seeds at the correct spacing and how to label their planting rows. An interactive bee talk helps understanding around creature habitats, as well as using a simple food chain where children learn how animals obtain their food from plants and each other.

KS2– Children explore, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment (Living things and their habitats, Year 4). They also learn how environments change and the impact and risk to living things.

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As you will probably have now heard, we have entered Tier 4.

Unfortunately this means that The Alnwick Garden is now closed until further notice.

We always use January as our month for essential maintenance, so as soon as we know when we can re-open, we will let you know both here on our website and via our social media channels.

For anyone with tickets, please accept our sincere apologies. We will be working through all bookings and contacting you to organise a refund.

Here's to 2021... x