Family Learning Cards

Free resources to use on your family visit to Kew Gardens.

Family learning activity at Wakehurst

Think like a scientist by exploring new ideas together.

Download one of our themed, family-friendly learning cards to use while you explore the Gardens.


Learning cards

  • Peacock butterfly on yellow flowers

    Plant adaptations (ages 0 – 3)

    Explore different habitats in the Gardens 

  • Alpine plants in the Rock Garden

    Plant adaptations (ages 3 – 7)

    Think about why plants adapt 

  • Showy, pale purple and white flowers

    Plant adaptations (ages 7 –14)

    Explore how plants overcome challenges in their environment 

  • The last wild wollemi pines in the world in a remote gorge in Wollemi National Park, Australia

    Plants in danger (ages 0 – 3)

    Explore some threats to plants, including climate change and pests.

  • Round-leaved sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) with sticky red round leaves.

    Plants in danger (ages 3 – 7)

    Follow in the footsteps of a plant scientist to discover what threatens plants and how to protect them.

  • Morrisby's gum with smooth, light grey bark and lance-shaped, green leaves

    Plants in danger (ages 7 –14)

    Embark on an expedition and make a record of the threatened plants you find.

  • Mint in the Pavilion herb garden

    Plant families (ages 0 – 3)

    Discover different ways to group plants by their characteristics.

  • Light purple flowers of heather plants

    Plant families (ages 3 – 7)

    Look around you and see what plants are related to each other.

  • Green, needle-like leaves and purplish-blue flowers of rosemary

    Plant families (ages 7 –14)

    Learn how to group plants together by family.

  • A pile of chickpeas

    Food (ages 0 – 3)

    Find plants at Kew that are used in food.

  • Carrots fresh out of the dirt

    Food (ages 3 – 7)

    What plants do you eat and which parts of the plant are edible?

  • Vegetables in a box

    Food (ages 7 –14)

    Think about what makes a plant edible.

  • Acer palmatum

    Autumn colour (ages 0 – 3)

    Explore a variety of vibrant autumnal trees.

  • Autumn leaves near the Japanese Landscape

    Autumn colour (ages 3 – 7)

    Go on a hunt for signs of autumn.

  • Close up of the autumnal leaves of red maple (Acer rubrum)

    Autumn colour (ages 7 – 14)

    Discuss why some trees lose their leaves in autumn.