Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Our ideas for the new Children's Garden at the Botanical Gardens

Today we had a visit from Anneke and Ally from Wellington Botanical Gardens. They showed us different plants. We learnt lots about different plants and their uses. They were keen to get our ideas for the new children's garden in the Wellington Botanical Gardens. 

"The garden will be a learning space where children will:
  • learn traditional plant skills and uses
  • find out about the medicinal properties of native plants
  • work with plants important to other cultures.
Wellington Botanic Garden will maintain the Children's Garden, and provide an educator to work with school groups and visitors.”

You can read more on the website:

Here are some of our ideas for the children's garden:

Made with Padlet

Thank you Anneke and Ally for talking to us. We are enjoying our growing inquiry! Also a big thank you to Sophie (Matilda's mum) for arranging this for us. 

1 comment:

  1. Tautoru Students -
    Once again we are really impressed by the opportunities that you getting provided to you with bringing in outside experts and being able to help with something really important. How proud that you must be to be able to be helping out with an important project that is going to involve so many students benefitting from it. Do you know that no-one in our class has been to the botanical gardens! but it was a great learning experience to talk about it and have us think about it. We have nearly everyone living on farms at our school so we don't really have gardens that we visit except for a special local one which is famous in Taranaki.
    Mr Webb and Room Three, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki.