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Year 1 go to RHS Wisley

21st May 19

Last week, our Year 1 girls enjoyed an outing to RHS Wisley in Woking, Surrey, to learn about plants and their habitats.

First stop was the potting greenhouse for a special workshop How does your Garden Grow. The girls got to plant their own Zinnea and Marigold seeds before exploring the Wild Garden. They studiously collected data about plant details such as colour, shape and smell, and found the Wisley Giant – a ‘baby’ giant sequoia tree that is 100 years old and incredibly tall!

There was great amusement at lunch when some cheeky ducks tried to steal the girls’ sandwiches, then it was on to explore the wide range of exotic plants in the glasshouse. The girls collectively decided that their favourite was the Jade Vine, because of its lovely turquoise colour.  They then headed to the vegetable garden to see what was growing there, before an exciting climb up through the waterfalls in the rockery. They were delighted to find fluffy ducklings, goslings and carp, all splashing around in the pond!

Many thanks to our parent helpers for their enthusiasm and for making the day so special for the girls.