School Gardening Awards

There are five awards to apply for and as you complete each one, you will receive a certificate and prize.

Five easy steps...

Whether you're starting out in your garden or developing an existing area, the School Gardening Awards can help!
Our five-leve rewards scheme provides achievable goals which will help you turn your garden into a valuable learning resource.

Each level is easy to achieve by submitting a few words and photos via our website. Once completed, you'll receive a certificate and reward worth up to £200! 

The scheme is accessible to all ages and abilities, urban and rural areas, and is open to all schools, community groups and educational groups in the UK. earn great rewards!


“Your School Gardening Awards scheme has helped us build a garden better than we could have imagined. The children have loved working towards each goal and have a sense of achievement from taking part.” James Duncan, All Saints Primary School

Level 1

This level is about planning your gardening project and identifying the benefits to your school or group.

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Prizes awarded

  • A colourful growing year calendar full of tips and activities to do in the garden

Level 2

By Level 2 you should be beginning to grow plants and use tools safely, and understand basic gardening terms.

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Prizes awarded

  • An RHS gardening book full of tips and advice

Level 3

Level 3 is about building on practical skills, growing a range of plants and understanding environmental issues.

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Prizes awarded

  • National Garden Gift Vouchers

Level 4

At Level 4 you should be using tools professionally, growing and harvesting produce throughout the year, and beginning to fundraise for the garden.

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Prizes awarded

  • A Super Seed Bundle of Mr Fothergill's seeds worth over £100 for groups/schools

Level 5

At the final level, you should be sharing the garden with your local community and passing on skills to others. You should also be using the garden to teach curriculum subjects.

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Prizes awarded

  • £200 in National Garden Gift Vouchers, an ‘RHS Five Star Gardening School’ plaque, plus a certificate for schools/groups
  • Home educators will receive a certificate and an engraved trowel

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