A new learning centre at RHS Garden Rosemoor
The Peter Buckley Learning Centre at RHS Garden Rosemoor is a unique, eco-friendly teaching facility, designed to be carbon neutral and one of the greenest buildings in the country.
Thank you for your support
Thank you to Devon County Council, our members, supporters and charitable trusts who have generously donated towards The Peter Buckley Learning Centre, helping us to put learning at the heart of our gardens.
We are delighted to say that the new learning centre opened for its first school visits in December 2010. Work on the surrounding teaching gardens and landscape will start this summer providing the essential link to put gardening theory into practice.
An improved learning experience
Our new centre will provide facilities for more than 7,000 children, students, adults and families every year. Children will learn about growing plants, the natural environment and learn practical skills, such as cooking for healthy eating using the vegetables grown in the outside teaching gardens.
“The new classrooms are extremely roomy which gives the children, teachers and RHS education officers so much more freedom to move around. The veranda is used for potting up and sowing seeds so the children have lots of fresh air and it’s great that the new centre is right in the heart of the garden. It will be wonderful once the teaching gardens and landscape are completed. ”
- Sarah Chesters, Principal Education Officer, RHS Garden Rosemoor
“We had a fantastic day. The new building is superb. The children really enjoyed all the hands-on activities.”
- Appledore Primary School