Let us nourish your knowledge of plant science


Planting Ideas will take you on a journey through time where you will learn how plants evolved and once ruled the Earth.

Our lessons are designed to distil complex concepts thus making plant science accessible to all age groups within a fun environment. We have a suite of customised lessons designed to support the National Primary School Curriculum with each focussing on a specific aspect of plant science; from how the leaf is the food factory for the plant through its amazing ability to photosynthesize to how the seed is effectively the packed lunch for the next generation.  Each year as we move through the seasons we will add new lessons to enrich our course content.

A Planting Ideas horticulturalist can visit your school and deliver a customised package of lessons from 1st through to 6th classes. Our bespoke, compact mobile science unit (which fits into our car boot!) allows for flexible delivery of our lessons within a busy school environment thus minimising disruption, making Planting Ideas unique amongst school service providers.

Lesson Content

Planting Ideas have a series of tailored lessons to inspire children and motivate a lifelong interest in plant science. All lessons include an introductory section covering the evolution of plants on planet Earth. Learn how plants once ruled the Earth

Lesson Duration and Cost

Our lessons can be delivered to pupils from 1st class through to 6th class and last 60 minutes per lesson. The lesson can be delivered within each classroom using our unique Mobile Science Unit, so there is no need to

Curriculum Links

Planting Ideas have designed their lessons to complement and meet the Social, Environmental and Scientific Education (SESE) curriculum objectives. The Department of Education and Skills Primary School Curriculum on SESE is specifically aimed at strengthening the exposure to science, history

Book a Session

Use our online form to select your preferred dates and place a booking… We will make contact with you within 24 hours Monday to Friday (except Bank holidays and School holidays when it may take a little longer).  


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