Planet Botanic

Planet Botanic is the name for our informal childrens programmes which we host here in the garden. We believe that learning can and should be fun and full of excitement! Planet Botanic does exactly this.


Holiday Club 2020

Explore the garden with fun outdoor activities including, planting, den building, rock pooling, outdoor art, campfire and much, much more!

Dates: Monday to Friday


6-10 April

13-17 April


13-17 July

20-24 July

3-7 August

10-14 August

17-18 August


12-16 October

19-23 October

Time: 8.45am - 3pm

Cost: £30 per day or £125 per week.  Book two siblings and get 10% off.

E-mail: [email protected] for bookings and more information. Book early to avoid disappointment. 

Holiday Drop-Ins - Craft activities for all the family 

Join us daily in the holidays for drop-in activities for children! 12-2pm and FREE with Garden Entry 

Garden Explorers Club

Enjoy outdoor activities every month such as bulb planting, apple pressing and animal trails.

Dates: Every 3rd Saturday, September to July

Time: 10.30am - 12pm

Cost: £25 per school year

E-mail: [email protected] for bookings and more information.

Hug a Tree Trail

Why not try the 'Hug a Tree Trail' which offers fun facts and activities at each of the 8 stops around the garden.  This involves measuring trees, making leaf rubbings, searching for mini beasts and learning about the Mongolian Pine, Oliver's Lime, Giant Aspen and more.  All equipment required including activity sheet, compass, tape measure, brush, bug pot and magnifying glass can be found in the handy backpack which can be collected at the ticket office and returned at the end of your visit.  This trail is suitable for ages 4 to 12.

E-mail: [email protected] for more information.