For KS3 pupils and above, the resources of our site offer plentiful opportunities for in-depth learning experiences whether you are planning a one-off visit or an art or technology project to be spread over several weeks or months.

For science students we can provide hands-on opportunities to study plants, invertebrates and the complex interrelationships between these two groups of organisms.

Art students and teachers will value the opportunities we offer for botanical drawing, sculpture using natural or reclaimed materials and photography projects through the seasons. The Greenhouses and surrounding gardens are also an inspiring place for filming and drama projects. We have a dedicated dye garden where we grow a range of dye plants.

For geographers we can offer insight into mapping techniques, vegetation surveys and topics of contemporary relevance such as climate change and food miles.

There are any number of real and hypothetical problems on our site awaiting the input of talented and creative design and technology students and we can also offer a range of practical workshops structured around food growing activities.

If you are interested in any of the above ideas or would like to explore other ways your students can engage with our garden space, please contact us on