Gardening quiz questions to put your knowledge to the test

Gardening is a fantastic way to get the family out into the garden on a sunny day — but there is a way to make it even better. That’s right, why not quiz as you garden? Not only will you and your family get to test your knowledge, it will make those hours needed for extensive digging, watering, and planting pass by in no time at all!

In this article, we’ll give you all the inspiration you need to quiz the day away. Read on for our carefully curated selection of quiz questions and feel your expertise bloom!

Gardening quiz questions to put your knowledge to the test

How to do a pub quiz at home 

If you’re thinking ‘I have no idea how to come up with a gardening quiz!’ don’t fear. We’ve listed some questions below that will get you off to a great start…

Put on some music, grab your gardening tools, and get your brain into gear. Whether you have a whole orchard in your garden, put all your efforts into your vegetable bed, or limit your gardening to your conservatory or orangery, it’s always fun to expand your knowledge of the natural world.

Want to make it feel more like a pub quiz? Save it for the evening and get in a few craft beers. It won’t quite feel the same as the pub, but you’ll have one of the best things about them! 

Ready? Let’s go…


Gardening quiz questions for adults

Do you know your oaks from your ashes? Test yourself with these questions:

  1. Q: Which plant is named after Italian phrase for beautiful women? 

A: Belladonna

  1. Q: Which garden in the Cotswolds is famous for its miles of sculptured hedges?

A: Hidcote

  1. Q: Which kings lived at Kew Palace at Kew Gardens?

A: George II and George III

  1. Q: What is the tallest species tree in the world?

A: California Redwood

  1. Q: What is the Rowan Tree also known as?

A: Mountain Ash

  1. Q: Which part of a tree can be used to make cork?

A: Bark

  1. Q: What was originally named a ‘love apple’?

A: Tomato

  1. Q: What is another name for tadpoles?

A: Polliwogs

  1. Q: “Wilson’s Wonder” is a kind of which nut tree?

A: Walnut

  1. Q: Which garden plant in the 17th century was exchanged as a form of currency? 

A: Tulips in the Netherlands

  1. Q: When should beans be planted to bring good luck?

A: Good Friday

  1. Q: What do you call a small type of onion that is sometimes used for pickling?

A: Shallot

  1. Q: How long does it take a tadpole to turn into a frog?

A: Around 14 weeks

  1. Q: What is the most common bird in the UK?

A: Wren


Gardening quiz questions for kids

Quizzes are also great for keeping the little ones entertained (and learning!) while you’re out in the summer sun. Of course, some of our adult quiz questions will be quite tricky for younger kids, so here are our child-friendly Q and As:


Quiz for younger kids:

  1. Q: In which season do leaves turn from Green to Orange/Red? 

A: Autumn

  1. Q: What part of the tree grows under the ground?

A: The roots

  1. Q: Which flower is often given as a gift to show someone’s love?

A: Rose

  1. Q: What is another name for climbing or trailing plants?

A: Vines

  1. Q: How do frogs drink water?

A: Through their skin

  1. Q: Which common garden animal has no arms, legs, or eyes?

A: Worms

  1. Q: What is a group of birds called?

A: A flock

  1. Q: What part of a plant is usually the most colourful part?

A: The flowers

  1. Q: What do you call an area where a plant or animal lives or grows?

A: A habitat

  1.  Q: Which flower is often used to make necklaces or bracelets?

A: Daisy

  1. Q: Where do birds keep their eggs?

A: Nests

  1. Q: What do plants need to grow (name five things)?

A: Sunlight, proper temperature, moisture, air, and nutrients.

  1. Q: Which way do plants grow?

A: Towards the sun

  1. Q: What are four-leaf clovers famous for?

A: Being lucky

  1. Q: Which flower is known for its yellow trumpet?

A: The daffodil


Quiz for older kids:

  1. Q: Which part of a flower becomes the fruit?

A: Ovary

  1. Q: What word is used to describe planting seeds?

A: Sowing

  1. Q: What do you call the scientific study of plant life?

A: Botany

  1. Q: What is the process by which plants produce food to survive? 

A: Photosynthesis

  1. Q: What tree does an acorn come from?

A: Oak

  1. Q: What type of fruit is a Pink Lady?

A: Apple

  1. Q: What plant do hedges tend to be?

A: Privet

  1. Q: What do ladybirds eat?

A: Aphids 

  1. Q: What is another name for aubergine?

A: Eggplant

  1. Q: What is another name for a conker tree?

A: Horse-chestnut tree


How did you do? Still fancy yourself a botanist? Some of these questions are tricky, so whatever your score – give yourself a pat on the back! Hopefully you’ve picked up a few interesting facts along the way. Plus, who knows what could be handy to know at the next pub quiz!

If this gardening quiz has ignited your urge to learn more, now is the perfect time to stock up on some gardening books. Some people might be born with green fingers, but a little bit of expert guidance, botanical knowledge, and horticultural theory is always useful. Plus, if you’ve caught the quizzing bug, why not have a go at making your own?

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