Ness Gardens has long been a perfect destination for school
parties. With 64 acres of grounds to take in fresh air, admire the
stunning gardens and marvel at the views of the Welsh Hills, a
memorable safe outdoor experience can be had by everyone. Explore
the many habitats lying in close proximity to each other. Compare
and contrast woodland
(deciduous and evergreen), grassland, meadows, water features,
rock gardens, a beautiful Potager garden displaying fruit,
vegetables and herbs, an alpine house and award winning landscape
designed flower borders. As well as the species found naturally at
Ness, working beehives and a large coup of rescued chickens add
much additional excitement to visits.
Tailored Visits can be designed to suit the needs of your group.
Trained staff and volunteers with backgrounds in education and
horticulture can be booked to take your group on a guided tour of
the gardens. (Habitat studies and pond dipping being the most
Guided Tour - Cost £80 per 30
children (with accompanying adults FREE). Allows access to
gardens, all day use facilities and includes the guided tour.
Unaccompanied Visit - Cost £40 per 30 children (with
accompanying adults FREE). This is for Garden access and use of
facilities but with no guided tour.
Visits are highly suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2 groups linking
many areas of the curriculum:
- Science Sc2 Life and living things
(life processes- in familiar animals and
plants and the environments in
which they are found; the importance of a
varied diet; exercise; green
plants - growth, nutrition and
reproduction; variation; classification; adaptation;
- Science Sc3 Materials and their
properties (grouping materials and their
properties man-made and
- Mathematics (number, shape, space
and measure - apply knowledge using the
KS1 and KS2 Ness Maths Trails
around the gardens)
- English (Speaking and Listening -
with the Ness Tour Guides, have a
stimulating outdoor experience; Reading - information
on trails, learning new vocabulary and
making inferences and deductions
about what is discovered).
- PHSE/ Citizenship (developing a
healthy, safer lifestyle; learn how
people can improve the environment and
manage it sustainably and identify
opportunities for their own involvement
- Geography(navigate with the Ness
map, knowledge of landscapes, comparing
locations, River Dee and Wirral
views, Ness automated weather station and
vast array of solar energy
- Art and Design(explore and
develop ideas - use Ness as an
inspiration for your artwork).
Facilities include undercover lunch area, lunch and coat
storage, toilets (including disabled/ baby change) gift shop and
Interested? Contact us to organise your FREE pre-visit.
Telephone: Alison Cliffe on 0845 0304063, quoting
reference SGD 2013 to arrange a free guest pass for you and your
family (2 adults and 3 children max). Identification and
proof of teacher status will be required on arrival.
Please provide adult to child ratio of...
Health & Safety
The Gardens are naturally sloping so areas are undulating
- Paths may be slippery when wet
- Children should come appropriately clothed and supervised at
For enquiries and bookings please contact Alison Cliffe firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:0845
0304063 Ext 56311
Booking Form (1)
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