Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Learning at the Botanic Gardens

On Thursday the 13th of October 2016 Ruapotaka School went by bus to the Botanical Gardens in Manurewa. I saw heaps of plants at the entry. My favourite part of the entry was the water under the bridge. For the groups I was the leader and Saluselo was the tail-end Charlie in Mrs Hoeberigs’ group.

When we heading to the edible garden we stopped and took photos of the pohutukawa tree. Then I was reading about the liquid amber and the maidenhair tree. It said that you can pick a leaf off the ground for both of them and take it home do leaf rubbing then compare them, then rub them together. As we were walking I heard bees buzzing and birds singing in harmony. When we stopped to take photos Pupuke and I smelled the rosemary. I didn’t like it because it was too strong.

As we quickly strolled past the trees we saw some magnolia trees. Some magnolias were small and some were big. I took a photo of a big magnolia. I did a bee's eye view but before that we went to the rose garden and there were only roses. Some people were tired and needed a little rest so Mrs Buchanan and Mrs Hoeberigs decided to go somewhere where there's bathrooms, a drinking tap and shade. We all got to draw anything except for the five people that went exploring the rest of the garden with Mrs Hoeberigs. When they got back, it was time to go back to the bus. What a wonderful day at the Botanical Gardens.

1 comment:

  1. It was a wonderful day at the Botanic Gardens, Tupouseini. You have described how you felt and what you saw in great detail. What colour was the large magnolia flower that you took a close look at?