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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The Alnwick Garden Opening Hours

* Please note that the below times are for The Alnwick Garden daytime opening hours only - Halloween evening events, The Winter Light Trail and The Treehouse are all subject to individual opening hours, which can be found on the relevant pages on our website *

Please note that outside of  Northumberland school holidays we will be closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays as of 1st November 2021 – 31st March 2022 (with the exception of evenings during the light trail - please see Christmas page for further details)

1st – 28th November 2021

10:00 – 16:00 (Last Admission 15:00)

29th November 2021 – 3rd January 2022
10:00 – 15:30 (Last Admission 14:30)

CLOSED Christmas Day, Boxing Day (open Boxing Day evening for light trail)

Tuesday 4th January 2022 – Thursday 3rd February 2022
CLOSED for essential maintenance

4th February 2022 – 31st March 2022
10:00 – 16:00 (Last Admission 15:00)