Plants are crucial for life on Earth. They form the foundation of the air you breathe, the clothes you wear and the food you eat, as well as supporting nearly every ecosystem on the planet. Explore hands-on activities for all ages around the University of Oxford Botanic Garden to discover how plants could help build a greener future.
Arrive any time between 10.30am and 3.30pm.
Plants in space
Plants are out of this world – literally. Learn about plant science taking place on the International Space Station, as scientists try to work out how to feed future long-term missions to Mars and beyond.
Design a green city
Bringing nature back into urban environments is key to helping tackle climate change. Test your artistic skills and see how green your construction project could be and look at some incredible real-life green buildings from around the world.
Engineering solutions can be found everywhere in the plant world. Discover how plant scientists and engineers have worked together to produce anti-fogging glasses, improve inkjet printing and clean up oil spills.
Follow a self-guided trail to explore the Oxford Botanic Garden and search for the plants used for fibres and dyes in textiles and fashion. Consider the pros and cons of each material and imagine the future of clothing and fabrics.
Sunday 9 October - 10.30am – 3.30pm
Oxford Botanic Garden, Rose Lane, OX1 4AZ
Age 7 – 12, Teenage, Adult