We offer a selection of inspiring curriculum linked sessions to launch your topic or enhance and consolidate your teaching.
All pre-booked educational visits are free of charge with an RHS teacher-led session being approximately 1.5 hrs long. A session may be booked for the morning (e.g. 10.00 -11.30 am) or the afternoon (e.g. 12.30-2.15pm).
We encourage you to bring your children for the whole day. Undercover lunch space can be booked and below you will find a host of self-guided trails and activity ideas to focus and stimulate the children as they explore these fabulous gardens.
We are holders of the Quality Badge. If your local authority recognises the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge, then you do not need to send us a provider statement.
Choose a workshop from the Primary School Workshops booklet. Detailed lesson plans for each of these workshops have been written and can be downloaded, along with pre- and post-visit ideas.
Read our guidance for schools visiting RHS Harlow Carr.
Contact us to book a day, workshop and lunch space (see Bookings and enquiries, right).
Make a pre-visit. Please note that we have set times for making your pre-visit and meeting a member of the Education Team. For 2012 / 2013 please visit between 4 – 5pm on one of the following dates:
Wednesday 12 September 2012
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Tuesday 21 May 2013
or contact us to arrange an alternative. Please note that free entry is only for those who will be accompanying children on the day of the visit. Remember to bring our pre-visit guidance and our guidance for making a risk assessment.
Use the resources below to help you plan the self-guided part of your day.
Encourage your class to take part in our lunchbox challenge to create less pollution and reward them after your trip with a lunchbox challenge certificate.
Planning your self-guided sessions
You may download individual pdf files below:
Quizzes, trails and hunts for Keystage 1&2
What plants give us (644kB pdf)
Great animal food hunt (612kB pdf)
Flower Spotter 1 (219kB pdf)
Flower Spotter 2 (318kB pdf)
Butterfly spotter 1 (319kB pdf)
Butterfly spotter 2 (264kB pdf)
Marvellous movement of plants 1 (352kB pdf)
Marvellous movement of plants 2 (301kB pdf)