Chocolate Tuesday

Learn about the history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special plant-based food. The day includes craft activities, a Garden tour, chocolate tasting and the chance to create your own mixtures to take away. For ages 6 - 11 Read more

Pulp Fiction: Paper-making, Paper Stixx & Wonderful Wire

We welcome the return of this fantastic opportunity to see paper, metal and wire in new ways. Have a go at making wonderful sculptures to take home and learn how to make your own paper with innovative environmental educators ecoACTIVE. Ages: 6+ Read more

CSI: Chelsea - Forensic Biology Workshop

Spend a day solving a crime with some handy tips from nature. Perfect for young scientists looking for practical experience. We will be joined by professional forensic botanist Dr. Mark Spencer, who will explain how clues from nature solve real crimes. For ages 11 – 15 Read more

Lotions and Potions - Introduction to herbal medicine for your summer holiday

Can a food be a medicine? Can a poison be a medicine? Explore a brief history of medicine and the amazing power of plants to heal and soothe. Learn how to make your own natural and low-cost remedies for insect bites and sunburn. For ages 8+ Read more

Botanical Candles and Soaps

Join us for an intriguing day of soap and candle making. Learn more about these traditional crafts and the natural ingredients used. Enjoy experimenting with a choice of fragrances to make your own special soap and candle. For ages: 13+ Read more

Creepy Crawling Garden Safari

A day of discovery about the wonderful world of animals. Find out how they adapt to their habitats, hold them (if you like), and explore the treasures of the Garden, including the jungle room and vampire plants. For ages 5+ Read more

Living Colour - Natural Dyes Workshop

Explore the world of colour all around us. Why and how do plants and animals use it to their advantage? Work with textile artist Lara Hailey to create uniquely dyed and beautifully colourful natural art to take away. For ages 8+ Read more

Dinner with Dinosaurs

Studio Cultivate Play Green are back with a Triassic treat for 2019! Use our Garden map and dino profiles to find the living fossils that these magnificent reptiles wolfed down for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For ages 5 - 12 Read more

Chocolate Tuesday

Learn about the history, geography and science of chocolate and celebrate this very special plant-based food. The day includes craft activities, a Garden tour, chocolate tasting and the chance to create your own mixtures to take away. For ages 6 - 11 Read more

The Art of the Garden

Create art and craft inspired by a 'world tour' of the garden, taking in vampire plants, spiky cacti, tropical treasures, medicines, perfumes, seeds and ferns, worms, tadpoles, birds, vegetables and more. For ages 8+ Read more

Lotions and 'Magic' Potions

Can a poison be a medicine? Explore a brief history of medicine and find out about the folklore of plants and ‘witchcraft’. Learn how to make some of your own natural and low-cost healing potions and plant a mini-medicinal garden to take home. For ages 8+ Read more