Year 1 trip to Kew Gardens

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens was a riot of colour as Kingfishers and Teals descended upon its magnificence on a sometimes-rainy, sometimes-sunny but always busy and interesting day.  As honorary members of the Kew Constabulary the children went on a mini beast hunt to find the culprit who killed a fly. With the help of fascinating and well-equipped Kew Gardens staff we hunted and identified insects, bugs and looked for birds in our hunt for justice, but we were all led up the garden path, the real baddie was a carnivorous sticky plant. From the Temperate House to the balmy jungle, we travelled the world, learning about plants from lots of different habitats. We even spotted a Japanese Water Lizard and had time to admire the colourful glass artworks by Chihuly.

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