RHS School Gardening Awards Level 5

Achievement checklist

To achieve this level, you should be able to answer yes to the following statements:

  • We can talk enthusiastically about our garden and inform others of the plants we have growing and any projects or activities we have done
  • We share our garden with others in our local community through open days, sales and events.
  • We can demonstrate what gardening skills we have learnt and passed onto others in the community.
  • We have or will offer our gardening skills to the local community to help with projects or gardening needs
  • We use the garden as much as we can, our garden has a future

If you’ve said yes to these statements, you’re ready to submit!

Submit evidence


If you have trouble uploading your evidence, download our handy troubleshooting guide.

Need a helping hand?

You may find the following resources useful to help you achieve this award level:

Not quite ready for this level? Click here to try Level 4.
Completed all five levels?
Why not consider submitting some information to become one of our School Stories?
Click here to see other School Stories and to see how to submit.

Reward for this level

Schools/groups will receive £200 in National Garden Gift Vouchers (redeemable at over 2,000 garden centres, shops and nurseries across the UK), a waterproof ‘RHS Five Star Gardening School’ plaque, plus a Level 5 certificate.

Home educators and child minders will receive a certificate and an engraved trowel to mark your fantastic achievement.

How to achieve this level

Write up to 300 words about a gardening project or event that has involved the gardening with your local community and upload six photos or short film (up to five minutes long), to showcase your project or event.

It’s a fantastic achievement to become a Five Star Gardening school so we look forward to reading your evidence!

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