For Young People & Children
The Physic Garden is an unusual, educational and exciting attraction for children, youngsters and students, as visitors and as educated enthusiasts championing the future of medicinal plant uses.
Children are particularly intrigued by the magic garden which has in its corner a witches' den. They also love to roll on the chamomile lawn and parents often note that they become calmer as a result!
We have created an environment to engage children to help them develop an enjoyment of nature and of herbs in particular.
There are a variety of toys for young children to play with and even a magic bean area where children can plant their own bean and return later to see what is at the top of their bean stalk!
We welcome children from educational, development, activity or club orientated groups accompanied by an adult.
NEW for 2013:
CHILDREN’S “HERBOLOGY” TREASURE HUNTS
With Davina Hopkinson - Medical Herbalist
Tuesday 13th August 2013
Tuesday 20th August 2013
10.30am - 12.00pm
Enjoy a fun treasure hunt through this amazing garden. Children will love solving the puzzles, learning fascinating herby facts and also using herbs to keep them safe on their journey.
£5. Suggested age: 7-11 years
To book or for more information contact Davina at email@example.com
Tel: 01661 842897
WORKSHOPS FOR SCHOOL GROUPS
We are just starting Inspiring Educational Workshops for school groups. These can be arranged to suit your school and are not only fun but tie into your National Curriculum needs from Living Things, (plant structure, use of plants) to Healthy Living (herbs in cooking) to History (herbs used for 1000’s of years from the Egyptians to World Wars) to historical & modern medicine including drug discovery.
WHAT THE GARDEN OFFERS
Groups visiting the Garden enjoyed a range of activities including smelling various scents, identifying herbs, making poultices and preparing ointments.
Visits from groups are welcome and we can offer guided tours, expert talks and fun learning activities to suit differing interests and abilities.
We can create themed and structured visits - either to fit in with curriculum studies or for a chance to get closer to the natural environment and discover some common plants that have medicinal effects.
Examples of themes include:
- Exploring how the Romans used plants as medicines.
- Identifying plants, drawing them and writing about them.
- Smelling various scents, identifying herbs, making poultices and preparing ointments.
- Planting and growing - the opportunity for children to be involved in the planting and care of a children’s community space - a mixture of herbs and vegetables.
We offer children from all walks of life a chance to be outdoors, experience practical work, build confidence and get inspired.
For Colleges & Universities
There are numerous opportunities for student groups to learn from the garden across a range of subject areas including: agriculture, botany, complementary medicine, folklore, herbalism, history, horticulture, medicine.
For some of these topics, expert talks/teaching can be provided.