Urban Botany

Colourful flashes of urban wildflowers creep out from wall crevices, between cracks in pavements and in the beautiful tangles of our green spaces.

On our NEW for ’22 Urban Botany Mini Exped, you will discover how an impressive collection of plants and flowers thrive alongside people in the vibrant Ouseburn Valley. With a backdrop of heritage buildings, independent businesses and fresh graffiti, this botanical safari will take a slow place to enjoy the sights (and scents!) of Ouseburn’s delicate resident plantlife.

We’ve teamed up with Heaton’s own Urban Botanist extraordinaire, James Common from the Natural History Society of Northumbria, to share his expertise and enthusiasm for all things green and floral. James’s infectious love for and understanding of botany, and other wildlife, is sure to have you searching for bursts of colour in all your urban adventures. Everything from the purple clouds of Ivy-leaved Toadflax pushing through walls, to Elderflowers pulsing their perfume along paths, to much-misunderstood Dandelions (of which there are many species) bursting through concrete to feed our pollinators.

Most suitable for adults, but suitable for ages 12 and above. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

No experience or understanding of plants or flowers is needed, just an intrigue for urban wild things…


Adults £20

Under 18’s £12

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-booking is essential.

Location & Dates

2022 Dates


Sunday 12th 14:00 – 16:00


Sunday 3rd 14:00 – 16:00



Newcastle Upon Tyne


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This urban Mini Exped based in Newcastle starts at:

Spiller's Car Park, NE6 1AP

More details on meeting your Wild Intrigue guides on the night will be shared upon booking.

Accommodation Tips

Accommodation is not provided on Mini Expeds, however there are a variety of accommodation providers in and around Newcastle.

Get in touch with Wild Intrigue to explore accommodation options.

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