One of the great gardens of Britain, basking in a subtropical microclimate typically 5 degrees warmer than anywhere else in the UK.
Visitors can expect a Mediterranean-style climate with lots of unprotected sub tropical plants growing outdoors, shown in representations of the world's geographical regions. Look out for the wall lizards!
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How do plants adapt to their environment?
Learning about trees
Observation and senses
The garden as inspiration
The lifecycle of a flowering plant
Look, listen and touch your way around minibeast habitats
The following information is not intended to form a comprehensive access statement; it is provided to highlight particular areas of concern for disabled visitors. We do not warrant that this information is fit for purpose or accurate. Education Destination will happily assist with gathering information in respect of particular concerns, or help you arrange an inspection visit.
To help you determine whether Ventnor Botanic Garden is suitable for your particular students, we've summarised any accessibility issues for you in the section below.Help OFF Quick Website Intro
We are awaiting an assessment. If you plan to visit in the near future, please contact us for more details if accessibility is a concern for you.
Utilise any of the venue's own learning materials to make the most of your visit
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In this section we've highlighted any special clothing or equipment you'll need to bring in order to get the most out of a visit to Ventnor Botanic GardenHelp OFF Quick Website Intro
There are no special requirements for a visit to Ventnor Botanic Garden.
One of the most common issues faced by teachers when planning trips is ensuring that all of the relevant paperwork is in place, and that the lead teacher and their assistants are fully briefed about each venue before they arrive.
Our experienced teachers have done most of this work for you. In this section you'll find a sample Risk Assessment covering all of the typical activities undertaken at Ventnor Botanic Garden by groups of students, along with a detailed "On The Day" Procedure which sets out everything you need to know about the site before you get there.
If there are any other mandatory considerations, such as HSE advice sheets for animal attractions or outdoor activity centres, you'll also find these below.Help OFF Quick Website Intro
For your convenience this generic risk assessment has been prepared to cover all of the typical activities undertaken at Ventnor Botanic Garden. You may use it as the basis for your own documentation. We do not warrant that this is either complete or accurate, and would be happy to help arrange a site pre-visit if required.Generic Risk Assessment (PDF) →
Our handy guide to distribute to your adult supervisors just before arrival. This essential document sets out in summary form everything you need to know about the venue, from a useful site navigation map to the locations of toilets and first aid boxes, lost child procedures, special clothing or equipment requirements etc.On-the-Day Procedure (PDF) →
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Mixed Ability resources are suitable for all ability levels within the specified Key Stage.
You will notice that either ALL aspects of the resource are suitable for all abilities, or that the activities are grouped into sections so that you can direct students accordingly - these resources typically progress in difficulty or offer enrichment tasks for higher ability students.
Lower Ability resources are differentiated especially to appeal to less capable students in the selected Key Stage.
These activities are introduced using less challenging language and feature prompts which are not present in other versions of the resource. For example, in word-finding activities the lower ability version might include letter counts or other clues.
Where differentiated resources are provided, these are generally produced in two or three variants to cope with the range of abilities in a mixed year group, and are carefully designed such that they all take around the same amount of time to complete.
Mid Ability resources are differentiated to appeal to average students in the selected Key Stage.
These activities use carefully considered language and will often be simplified compared to high ability versions of the resource. For example, in mathematics activities numbers might be deliberately rounded to make calculations more straightforward or avoid fractions.
Where differentiated resources are provided, these are generally produced in two or three variants to cope with the range of abilities in a mixed year group, and are designed such that they all take around the same amount of time to complete.
High Ability resources are differentiated especially to appeal to the most capable students in the selected Key Stage.
These activities generally offer more challenging questions, or additional tasks to enrich the overall experience and learning available.
Where differentiated resources are provided, these are generally produced in two or three variants to cope with the range of abilities in a mixed year group, and are carefully designed such that they all take around the same amount of time to complete..