The University of Oxford Botanic Garden and Harcourt Arboretum are located over two quite different sites, the Botanic Garden in the city and the Arboretum, six miles south of the city. The Garden is a classic yet contemporary botanic garden with more than 6,000 plant species planted in family beds, borders and glasshouses. The Garden embraces its historic past and its close associations with Oxford University. The Arboretum is a much larger site with natural woodland, meadow and managed coppice along with more ornamental areas. The Arboretum offers a wider range of opportunities for students to explore real environments through investigation and fieldwork. At both the Botanic Garden and the Arboretum education is central and every member of staff contributes to the education programme. Activities for secondary schools are developed and delivered by a dedicated member of the team. The Garden offers a wide range of programmes for all Key Stages. The Garden consists of three sections. The Glasshouses contain plants that need protection from the extremes of the British weather.