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Plant potting workshop for children

Wednesday 2 August 2023 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Carrot and beetroot

This workshop is about the life of a carrot and a beetroot and how they grow from seed to delicious vegetables to eat! We will learn about germination and different parts of the plant (roots, shoots, leaves and stems) and what plants need to live (water, soil and sunshine). The children will be given beetroot seeds and carrot seeds prepared inside a play dough ball, ready to plant, to take home in paper pots. These will germinate indoors. To highlight how special these plants are, the children will make and decorate their own origami pots, using  craft paper & stickers.

We know that talking about plants is just as important as being able to identify them, so after sowing our seeds, we’ll walk around the garden to look at different plant foliage shapes and smells!

The workshop is aimed at children aged 4 to 10 years old.
The workshop will last between 40 minutes to 1 hour.

Children must be accompanied by a parent/adult carer at all times.

Session times are :

Book your place

Booking is essential. Book your place using the University online shop and select the time you would like to attend; the cost is £9 for children and an entry donation from the accompanying adult, which should be booked at the same time.

You will need to register your details. You will only be charged once you have confirmed your booking.

Contact us

If you have any questions contact us at 


Wednesday 2 August 2023
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


University of Bristol Botanic Garden
The Holmes, Stoke Park Road, Stoke Bishop
Bristol, BS9 1JG United Kingdom
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0117 42 82041

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