British Flower Week: Redcliffe students visit the Garden Museum and Kew Gardens

18th June 2021

To mark the start of British Flower Week, Years 2, 3 and 4 were lucky enough to visit the Garden Museum in Lambeth.

The pupils spent a morning at the Clore Learning Centre learning about pollination and had the opportunity to dissect a flower and examine the different parts of the flower through a microscope. The children then visited the flower installations in the museum, making drawings of their favourite displays and then returned to the classroom transferring their creations onto a canvas bag using fabric pens for colour.  It was a colourful and informative trip on a beautiful Summer’s day.

 While the prep school pupils were exploring the Garden Museum, Year 1 had a wonderful time at Kew Botanical Gardens.  The class went as part of their learning about plants in Science and learned that plants need water, light and air to grow.  

The pupils demonstrated fantastic knowledge about parts of plants, types of trees and pollination and thoroughly enjoyed seeing lots of exciting and colourful plants, in particular one that is known to eat rats!  As well as examining the texture of different leaves, the class enjoyed smelling the leaves of wild garlic and a curry plant.  After a picnic in the grounds of Kew Palace, the children loved exploring the Children’s Garden before returning to school.

Click here to view our photo album from Kew Gardens on our Facebook page.