Learning doesn’t end at school or university – people continue to build new knowledge, skills and experiences throughout their lives. Spending time amongst the natural beauty of plants can open people up to new learning experiences. From the towering spectacle of a champion tree at an arboretum, to the visual feast of an exotic plant display at a botanic garden, plants and trees have the power to make visitors stop and think and want to know more.
Engaging with plants is a practical, hands-on experience and for many people, this brings great enjoyment and reward. In fact, it often doesn’t feel like learning at all. A positive experience of plant-based learning can switch on people’s imaginations, unlock their creativity and prompt a lifelong interest in the natural world.
Learning about plants at the National Botanic Garden of Wales
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