Plant Hunter Expedition at Dyffryn Gardens
Do you have the courage and cunning to become a legendary Plant Hunter? Grab your wits and your muddy boots as you set off on an adventure through the evolving woodland of our significant arboretum to complete our special expedition over the Easter holidays.
Saturday 8 April 2017 - Sunday 23 April 2017: 10am - 6pm (Last recommended entry for expedition 5pm)
Assemble your expedition team and follow the arrows which will lead you to base camp on the archery lawn. Prepare for the adventure that lies ahead before grabbing your map and taking the first steps of your journey of discovery.
Find the hidden entrance to the evolving woodland of our arboretum and look out for any mysterious items hidden amongst the towering trees.
Beware of any dangerous obssssstacles!
Diary extracts have gone missing from important plant hunting field journals. Follow the lost extracts and choose your own path as you explore and encounter surprises along the way.
Did you know...
The famous plant hunter Ernest Wilson brought many specimens to Dyffryn, including the Paper Bark Maple (Acer griseum) which he had found in China. See if you can spot it.
Head to the field laboratory and conduct fascinating experiments as you find out what it takes to become a true Plant Hunter in Dyffryn’s evolving arboretum.
Seek out a rare seed and choose a unique, botanical name for your special discovery.
Will your seed be...
Magic like our Cymbidium Devon Magic Maisie Orchid
Collect a marker and blaze a path to the ‘Trail Tree’ as you and fellow plant hunters become a part of Dyffryn this Easter.
Use your imagination. Find a way to cross the river and choose your path to the final stage.
Congratulations! You have reached the victory staging post. You are now a legendary Plant Hunter and will go down in Dyffryn history.
Plant Hunter Selfie
Share your victory Plant Hunter pose on social media using #DGPlantHunter and tag @NTDyffrynG.
Victory Staging Post
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