Education is lifelong process. With our programme of events, lectures, conferences and study days, we are always aiming to meet these needs for our members.
“We also believe it is important to encourage children to develop a love of gardens and landscapes.”
We hope that they will learn about the world of nature by learning to care for a school garden. Then they will continue to appreciate their green environment in their adult lives.
So we welcome applications from primary schools for small grants to help towards the design and construction of specific projects. The grants may be used for hard landscape features, tree planting, raised beds, sensory gardens and child-size garden tools etc.
They may also be used for visits and training purposes. These grants will be made available to older students in the near future. They will include schools that have access to allotments as well as their own grounds.
The number of projects that we can support will depend on the Trust’s available income.
For full details of our scheme and how to apply click here:
Schools into Gardening (55 Kb)
The following link is an excellent resource for teachers and students:
Billesdon Primary School
Pupils from Belgrave St Peter´s Church of England Primary School spent a happy day in the walled kitchen garden and grounds of Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire.
If you are interested in helping us develop our education programme, please contact us
In the meantime, do look at the Education pages on the Association of Gardens Trusts’ website:
Association of Gardens Trusts: http://gardenstrusts.org.uk/new/education/schools.asp
You will find a great deal of useful information here
Brooksby Horticulture Award
Will Miller is the first person ever to receive this new award for outstanding progress on a Horticulture course. He achieved the award while studying the Level 2 Diploma in Horticulture last year. He has now started the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horticulture. The award was presented to him by Sue Blaxland and Irene Jones of the Gardens Trust.