Montague Burton teaching garden

School visits to Harlow Carr are free

Harlow Carr offers school groups a wide variety of exciting environments to explore including meadows, woodland, kitchen gardens and much more.

Guided and self-guided visits

On guided visits, primary, secondary and SEN school groups can take part in a wide range of workshops, which cover many areas of the school curriculum. Teachers can download lesson plans for the workshops, as well as pre-visit and post-visit lesson ideas. In addition we have a range of resources for self-guided visits, with lots of ideas to explore the Garden at your own leisure.

More about guided visits

More about self-guided visits

Bramall Learning Centre

Bramhall Learning CentreSchools on a guided visit are hosted in the Bramall Learning Centre. This innovative learning centre was opened in 2010 and is one of the UK's greenest buildings.

The building is a fabulous example of sustainability. It’s many features can teach us how to work closely with the environment, while the Montague Burton Teaching Garden and Learning Centre Greenhouse can provide pupils with the opportunity to look at carnivorous plants, see our vegetable beds, experience pond dipping and carry out practical horticultural activities.

Key information for school visits to Harlow Carr

Things to consider before your visit

All of our programmes include outdoor experiences in the garden. Please ensure that the students and accompanying adults are dressed sensibly for the weather, with suitable footwear and appropriate clothing.

More information

To book your visit or for further information please contact us.
Tel. 01423 724646

Courses & workshops

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Learn a new skill or brush up on old ones with a workshop or short course with the RHS.

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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.