A fun, interactive space to climb, run, jump and explore everything that a plant needs to grow.
Based in a natural setting the size of 40 tennis courts, children can explore all the things plants need to grow in our Children's Garden, designed for children from 2 to 12 years old.
Over 100 mature trees are spread over this beautiful landscape, with hidden treasures and adventures around every corner, leading to a 4m high canopy walk wrapped around a 200-year-old oak in the heart of the Children's Garden.
No pre-booking required – all visitors are welcome to come and go throughout the day until one hour before the Gardens close.
During the busier months of March to October we are offering quiet sessions in The Children’s Garden for children aged 2 to 12 years with special educational needs and disabilities to make for a more comfortable visit.
Explore the elements
In the Earth Garden children can weave through a living bamboo tunnel, explore a jungle of large leafed palms and slide down 'worm-hole' tubes.
There’ll be lots to learn about earth science, from germination to plants with interesting roots.
In the Air Garden wander a forest of colourful spinning windflowers, giant pollen spheres and bubbles that imitate seeds floating on the breeze.
We’ll have hammocks and periscopes so children can enjoy gazing at the sky, and a tree-lined amphitheatre for storytime. And of course, trampolines for the bravest few!
In the Sun Garden follow windy and twisted paths through a ring of sunflowers and pink candy floss grass.
We’ll have a spectacular show of blossom with a row of cherry trees and hoop frames made of apple and pear trees for a real sensory adventure.
In the Water Garden explore our stream and water feature with stepping stones inspired by the giant waterlily.
Children can clamber over large natural stone boulders, planted with horsetails, ferns and giant rhubarb whilst learning about the vital role of the water cycle.
Visiting the Children's Garden
- Daily, 10am to 4pm
Elizabeth Gate and Brentford Gate
Please note, we may occasionally need to close attractions for maintenance or visitor safety: check for planned closures and visitor notices before you visit.