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Seeds and Survival

Your students will explore the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s special plant collections, then get their hands dirty while they learn how to plant and harvest in our gardens.


ESL & International Students


Learning Centre
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney


2 hours


Click here. Minimum charges apply. Discounts apply for full day programs!

Excursion key themes: 

  • Exploring seeds and a variety of different plants as food
  • Preparing garden beds, planting, mulching, watering, harvesting and investigating worm farms
  • Sharing new outdoor gardening experiences in conversational English

Students will:

  • Develop an understanding of how plants are the basis of all food chains and everything we eat
  • Learn how seeds disperse and and the needs for growth in plants 
  • Photograph their prepared garden beds 
  • Exchange special moments and learnt experiences about plants and sustainability

Want more? Why not spend a day with us!

Spending a day at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will help students gain confidence in conversational English and solidify understanding - all while in the beautiful harbour-side surrounds of Australia's oldest Botanic Garden. 
Contact us for more information on programs.info@bgcp.nsw.gov.au

  • We can accommodate up to 90 students per session.
  • Our programs have a guide to student ratio of 1 : 30. Classes larger than 30 will be split into 30 or less. Please ensure you bring adequate supervision to meet this ratio.
  • The bus drop off and pick up location is at the Woolloomooloo Gate on Mrs Macquaries Road.
  • The meeting point is at the Education Centre, to the right as you enter the Woolloomooloo Gate.
  • Ensure you arrive 30 minutes before your lesson commences to allow time for a snack, a visit to restrooms and to stow away bags. Our educators will meet you outside the Education Centre prior to your program commencement.
  • Our educators will lead your session, but the class teacher is responsible for the care of the students. Adult helpers are welcome to participate as well.
  • The lesson is a focused learning experience. The students will be more engaged if they have participated in some relevant pre-excursion activities.
  • Adult helpers will be an asset if they have roles given to them before the lesson.
  • Teachers and assisting adults are free of charge.
We would like to acknowledge the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation within Sydney and pay our respect to Elders past, present and future.