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Sir Harold Hillier Gardens

Growth Plants – Foundation Stage

A day’s programme does not necessarily include all the listed activities and can be adapted to suit individual needs and requirements. Normally we fit in three - five activities during your visit.

Activities Learning objective: the children should learn...
Bud hunt
  • make careful observations about the changes occurring to plants in the spring.
Bee game
  • through a drama activity about the life cycle of a plant and the role of bees in pollination.
  • to appreciate the world above their heads.
Colour palettes
  • to look carefully at the variety of colours found on different parts of plants
Colour filters
  • to see the Gardens from different coloured viewpoints.
Colour sticky strips
  • about the range of different coloured and textured materials found in the Gardens by collecting items to create an individual coloured strip.
Leaf match
  • to observe carefully the wide range of leaves in the Gardens (shape, colour and texture).


Sessions times

  • Pre-school 10am -12pm
    You are welcome to stay for lunch
  • Reception 10am to 2.30pm
    with a break for a picnic lunch at 12pm in or near the Education Centre

Suggested pre-visit activities

  • Grow an apple pip or a sunflower

Booking your visit