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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Annual Essential Maintenance Closure

Please note that we will be closed for essential maintenance from the 6th – 31st January 2020.

We will reopen 1st February 2020 : 10am-4pm Daily.

Please note that our shop will be undergoing a refit in January and will be reopening on the 3rd February.

Please also note that Pilates/Yoga isn’t on here at The Alnwick Garden for the month of January – Sam Kelly (tutor) is running classes from a community venue, please contact her on for more info