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Digging Design in the Garden - Stage 5

The Botanic Gardens are home to a wealth of Design and Technology productions. Join one of our interactive study days where students will have the opportunity to investigate, analyse and evaluate a range of design concepts and processes, apply these to create a solution in a simple design challenge and interact with authentic designers through a case study model.

Learning Activities

  • Students will explore and evaluate the design of an exhibition space  within the Gardens. 
  • They will discover several designs around the Gardens and use established design criteria to give them an approval rating. 
  • Students will meet experts working in different areas of the Gardens and learn about how they approach design challenges in a Q and A session.


Stage 5 Design and Technology


Visitor Centre


2 hours

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Key Content
  • Explore a variety of designs at the Botanic Gardens and apply and justify the design process for its purpose.
  • Evaluate the creative, innovative and enterprising design ideas and solutions of existing designs.
  • Learn about the integration of functionality, aesthetics , and also the iteration of the design process from expert Garden designers.
Syllabus Outcomes


DT5-2 applies and justifies an appropriate process of design when developing design ideas and solutions
DT5-3 evaluates and explains the impact of past, current and emerging technologies on the individual, society and environments
DT5-4 analyses the work and responsibilities of designers and the factors affecting their work
DT5-6 develops and evaluates creative, innovative and enterprising design ideas and solutions

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Sustainable Development Goals

Through our education programs we aim to 
•    ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning (SDG 4)
•    demonstrate actions that work towards making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (SDG 11)
•    inform and empower students to preserve our forests and halt biodiversity loss (SDG 15)

Through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals we promote prosperity for the whole community, while protecting our planet for future generations.