School visits to RHS Gardens
All four RHS Gardens offer free school visits led by a dedicated Education Officer that can bring any curricular subject to life. Schools can also carry out self-guided tours of the sites. School visits place children in direct contact with a wealth of practical horticulture, specialist knowledge and the sheer beauty and range of plant diversity. It is an ideal way to increase their interest and enthusiasm for growing plants.
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK’s leading gardening charity. The RHS is committed to engaging children with the natural world of the garden and inspiring understanding of science. Each garden offer a variety of activities throughout the year. The four RHS Gardens are as follows:
RHS Garden Wisley, Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB
RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH
RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Essex, CM3 8ET
RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB
The STEM Directory is provided as a service to support you in finding enrichment opportunities. The activities are offered by external providers and are not endorsed by STEM Learning. We are not responsible for their content or delivery.
Grants for school
The Royal Institution runs two enrichment and enhancement grant schemes. Grants of up to £500 are available to UK-registered state schools to host a STEM activity selected from the STEM Directory.
There are a number of other organisations that offer grants to schools.
|Published||31 August 2017|
|Last modified||31 August 2017|
|Nature of scheme||Excursion|
|Subject(s)||Creative arts and media, Cross curricular, Food Preparation and Nutrition, Food, nutrition and health, Mathematics, Science, Biology, Working scientifically, Practical work, Outside the classroom, Techniques and procedures|
|Age||4-5, 5-7, 7-11, 11-14, 14-16, 16-19, FE/HE|
|Running times||1-4 hours|
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