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Easter Trail

Easter Trail

The Botanics Bunny has invented a scrumptious chocolate bar with a very secret and very bonkers recipe. Can you help him find the missing ingredients? Complete the trail and claim your yummy chocolate reward, from Mackie’s of Scotland, and a special Golden Ticket offering £2 discount for one adult into the Glasshouses to see the most important ingredient – the chocolate tree. (Kids always go free into the Glasshouses).

Healthy Soil Healthy Food

Healthy Soil Healthy Food

Soil is really important! Crops like cereals, vegetables and fruit all depend on good soil. Become a soil scientist and find out what makes a healthy soil. Test soil samples and work out how they can be improved. We'll also introduce you to the critters that live in soil as they play a vital role in maintaining soil health.

A Picture of Health

A Picture of Health

How can the crops we grow, and how we grow them, create healthy food and a healthy environment? Discover the science of farming for a healthier future.

Gardening the Earth

Gardening the Earth

We have been growing our food for at least 10,000 years. The result has been an incredible diversity of crops. Take the food plant ID challenge and find out how food production could become more environmentally friendly. Design your own crop, and see where your favourite foods sit on our giant family tree of plants.

Harvesting for Health

Harvesting for Health

Explore how the bugs in your gut ‘harvest' the good stuff from your food, and what foods are good for your heart, gut and the environment. Take your chance in a game of ‘guts and bugs', and make a placemat. We will also have some tasty food for you to try.

Designer Diets

Designer Diets

Discover the power of maths in your quest to create healthier diets. Design your own diet making sure it is healthy, tasty, affordable and kind to the planet. Using the diet construction program app create a week's food plan personalised for your age, gender and weight that will meet your dietary requirements and minimise environmental impact.

Disease Detectives

Disease Detectives

Become a ‘disease detective' and discover how science is helping us to prevent infection and fight disease, keeping farm animals and all of us safe and healthy. Your task is to diagnose the animal patients by identifying the viruses, bacteria and parasites that can cause disease.

April Bird Walk

Learn about bird ID on this early morning walk.

First May Guided Bird Walk.

Learn about bird identification on this early morning walk.

Second May Guided Bird Walk

Learn about birds and the Garden on this early morning walk.

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