School gardening

We’re passionate about working with schools and groups to help children and young people learn about gardening

RHS Campaign for School Gardening

RHS Campaign for School Gardening works with schools and groups to help children and young people to experience the power of plants. Through free resources, projects and guidance, our work has shown that the direct benefits of gardening are wide ranging:

  • Improves physical and mental wellbeing
  • Builds life skills such as confidence, resilience, teamwork and communication
  • Enriches the entire curriculum from science, maths and geography – to art, design and languages
  • Teaches about the environment and the importance of biodiversity and sustainability

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Latest school gardening news

Primary schoolchildren play judge at RHS Chelsea

After enjoying a picnic lunch, the 72 junior judges set off in groups to assess the eight Show Gardens with a series of questions including whether they were a good place to play, and whether they were attractive to wildlife.


Support our Campaign for School Gardening

School visits to RHS Gardens

School visits to our RHS Gardens give young people valuable opportunities to get involved in practical horticulture, art and science – bringing the curriculum to life in an inspiring setting.

Teachers can bring innovation and creativity to their lessons, enabling students to get ‘hands-on’ with horticulture and feel immersed in their lessons. If you feel able to support our important educational work this would be much appreciated; we ask you to consider a small potential donation per child.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.