The RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Growing skills for life

The RHS Campaign for School Gardening inspires and supports schools to provide children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development.

Our work with schools has shown that the direct benefits of gardening for children are wide ranging:

  • Improves physical and mental well-being
  • Builds life skills such as confidence, teamwork and communication
  • Enhances literacy, numeracy and oracy skills
  • Enriches the entire curriculum from science, maths and geography, to art, design and languages
  • Encourages a better and healthier lifestyle
  • Teaches about the environment and sustainability
  • Helps young people engage with their surroundings better and develop a sense of responsibility

Why register?

  • Registration is free
  • Receive a free welcome pack containing seeds, plant labels, stickers, posters and more
  • Receive great rewards, certificates and support as you progress through the School Gardening Awards
  • Gain access to free, downloadable resources including information sheets, practical activities and lesson plans to help you make the most of your school garden
  • Discover our programme of school gardening training courses designed to give you the confidence to create learning experiences that impact children’s achievement, health and well-being
  • Take part in our competitions for a chance to win great gardening prizes
  • Receive regular newsletters containing the latest news, offers and advice
  • Read our School Stories and get inspiration from what other schools are doing their garden
  • Log in and find news, training courses and information specific to your local area

Join the Campaign to help young people benefit from outdoor learning and develop growing skills for life.

Register today

We've won awards!

Winner of the Drum Marketing Awards 2017
Winner of the ERA 2017 awards
Winner of the Third Sector 2017 awards