King’s Ely Acremont pupils explore Cambridge University Botanic Garden during visit

Pupils at King’s Ely Acremont enjoyed a visit to the heritage-listed world famous Cambridge Universi

Pupils at King’s Ely Acremont enjoyed a visit to the heritage-listed world famous Cambridge University Botanic Garden. - Credit: Archant

Pupils at King’s Ely Acremont enjoyed a visit to the heritage-listed world famous Cambridge University Botanic Garden as part of their theme for the current term, ‘How does our garden grow?’

Pupils at King’s Ely Acremont enjoyed a visit to the heritage-listed world famous Cambridge Universi

Pupils at King’s Ely Acremont enjoyed a visit to the heritage-listed world famous Cambridge University Botanic Garden. - Credit: Archant

Dressed in King’s Ely tracksuits, the children explored the gardens during a nature trail, observing and collecting leaves, fruits and seeds.

Pupils at King’s Ely Acremont enjoyed a visit to the heritage-listed world famous Cambridge Universi

Pupils at King’s Ely Acremont enjoyed a visit to the heritage-listed world famous Cambridge University Botanic Garden. - Credit: Archant

Pupils and staff also investigated the glasshouses where tropical plants and flowers are grown, learning about the journey that many fruits make from the islands to our supermarkets and kitchens.

Pupils at King’s Ely Acremont enjoyed a visit to the heritage-listed world famous Cambridge Universi

Pupils at King’s Ely Acremont enjoyed a visit to the heritage-listed world famous Cambridge University Botanic Garden. - Credit: Archant

The original Botanic Garden of Cambridge University was founded in 1762 in the centre of the city, now known as the New Museums Site.

The small garden was conceived as a typical Renaissance physic garden, inspired by the Chelsea Physic Garden in London. It grew herbaceous plants used in the teaching of medical students at the university.


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A spokesman said: “Since its opening, Cambridge University Botanic Garden has been an inspiration for gardeners, an exciting introduction to the natural world for families and a refreshing oasis for all our visitors.”

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