Alice's Day Picnic Afternoon

Sat, 05/07/2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Botanic Garden



This was the first of our "Roots, Flowers and Fruits" picnic afternoons, part of Oxford's Alice'd Day 2014 celebrations organised by the Story Museum.  All the activities were root-themed, to tie-in with this year's "Underground" Alice's Day theme.

We had all sorts of activities and entertainment:


Our root-themed activities included:

  • Roots can be tasty: sowing and growing scrummy roots from seed (carrots, stripy beetroots and peppery radishes), taste testing different roots
  • Roots can be colourful: making funky tie dye with our root colour dyes
  • Roots can be random! our root trail around the Garden highlighted how roots grow in the air, how they can act as stilts and how they can help plants hitch-hike
  • Roots can be controlled: learn how roots grow and take home a root to grow through its own root maze