The Botanic Garden is a great place to visit with little ones. Ask at the Ticket Office to borrow a trail or Explorer Backpack. Come and join us for one of our family-friendly events to learn about the wonders of the plant world, and get involved in crafting activities.
Families at the Botanic Garden
Our family-friendly backpacks will open up a world of exploration and investigation during your visit. There are usually two differently themed backpacks filled with hands-on equipment and suggestions for activities. Backpacks can be signed out without charge from the Ticket Office on a first come, first served basis, and can be used for the duration of your visit.
Build A Plant! (aimed at children aged 4 to 6)
Can you travel around the Garden finding all the parts you need in order to build a plant? Find roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits on your travels.
Get Growing! (aimed at children aged 6 to 9)
Can you find unusual examples of plants as you explore? Take a trip into a tropical rainforest and a desperately dry desert!