Experiencing different ecosystems from around the world!
Year 8 pupils enjoyed a wonderful time at Kew Gardens on 10th October 2019. We visited the Palm House where there are fantastic examples of rainforest plants, the Princess of Wales Conservatory for hot desert cacti and succulents and also the Temperate House. The girls experienced the hot humid conditions found in the rainforest and saw the lush vegetation that have adapted to survive in the tropical rainforest such as waxy eaves with drip tips. We learnt about how cacti have spikes that are rolled up leaves that help reduce transpiration in the hot desert. We were fortunate to visit on a beautiful Autumn day and climb up to the canopy level on the Treetop Walk. The walkway even sways in the light breeze, like it would in the canopy of the rainforest! A really enjoyable and awe inspiring day.