Support our Campaign for School Gardening

Bring horticulture into schools with a donation today and start more young people on their lifelong adventure with gardening

Donate to school gardening

By giving a gift, you’ll help us start a child on their lifelong adventure with gardening. Your support will transform their wellbeing, enrich their education, and instil a love of plants and nature.

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Help inspire more young people to grow

Give a gift today and bring horticulture to life in schools across the country:

School children sowing seeds during an outside lesson

Children love gardening. It’s an activity full of wonder, creativity, and the joy of getting a bit messy. Sadly, not every child has access to a garden, or people in their life with horticultural skills. 
 
The RHS Campaign for School Gardening is working to change this, by bringing gardening directly into schools and youth groups across the country. Over 30,800 schools and groups are already receiving support, equating to 2.1 million children, and with your help we can reach even more.

Gardening in schools can boost children’s physical and mental wellbeing. It enhances children’s literacy, numeracy and science learning, and helps teachers to bring innovation and creativity into their lessons. Pupils learn to work towards common goals, to practice patience and care, and find satisfaction through achievement.

Your support will help provide free resources and training to primary and secondary school teachers, get children involved in our School Gardening Awards scheme, and bring the natural world to life for a new generation.

Student carries a tray of freshly harvested carrots

“My favourite thing about gardening is just to relax and to take a break from a busy world. We can just forget about the schoolwork for once and we can have some fun before going back to work.”

Year 3 pupil

RHS No Adults Allowed Garden

How you can access this exclusive RHS Chelsea garden built by children, for children:

Pupils from Sulivan Primary School on RHS No Adults Allowed Garden

This special Feature Garden at RHS Chelsea 2024 is called the RHS No Adults Allowed Garden, and after some serious negotiating, the children agreed to allow adults entry if they pledge to do one of three things: 

If your chosen pledge is to support our RHS Campaign for School Gardening, you can donate below.

How your donations are making a difference

Watch what the School Gardening Team of the Year have been up to at Sir Alexander Fleming Primary School:

Got a question?

If you would like to find out more about our charitable work and support RHS fundraising appeals, make a donation, remember a loved one, or leave a gift in your will – contact our Development team.

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The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.