School visits to RHS Garden Harlow Carr, North Yorkshire

Get gardening in this horticulturally diverse setting and discover an inspiring garden where children can let their imagination grow

We are open for self-guided school visits and guided learning workshops.
Please submit a school visit enquiry form to book a guided or self-guided school visit.

School workshops

Our exciting workshops offer hands-on sessions for children at Foundation Stage and in Primary and Secondary schools (KS1-5), including those with special educational needs (SEN). Download our brochure / leaflet to see the diverse range of workshops we offer for schools at Harlow Carr.

Harlow Carr Primary School workshops brochure

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About visiting the garden

Across 58 acres, RHS Garden Harlow Carr offers school groups lots of exciting environments to explore including Meadows, Woodland, Kitchen Gardens and much more. Students can learn about gardening, sustainability, wildlife and the environment – all in exciting, diverse and plant-filled surroundings with fantastic facilities. All our activities are interactive and practical with a focus on learning through play, exploration, working together and asking questions.

Guided and self-guided visits

As well as our guided visits, with workshops for Primary and Secondary schools we have some days reserved for home-schooled families and groups. We also have a range of resources for self-guided visits covering many parts of the school curriculum including art, numeracy and the natural world.

Our learning facilities

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
  • It is advisable that pupils visiting the garden have up-to-date tetanus inoculation, particularly if a hands-on gardening activity is planned

All pre-booked educational visits are free of charge. If you feel able to give a donation to the RHS to help support our educational work this would be much appreciated; we ask you to consider a donation of £3 per child for your visit.

Booking a visit

To arrange a guided or self-guided school visit, please complete and submit the school visit enquiry form. We will reserve one of your preferred visit dates and send you a booking form to complete. Please get in touch with the Schools Team at Harlow Carr if you have any questions or specific requirements.

Call: 01423 724646
Email: [email protected]
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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.