Montague Burton teaching garden

Latest update: 18 March 2021

We plan to resume self-guided school visits after the Easter holidays, subject to government advice.

We have safety measures in place to support your children to visit us safely during Covid-19. To book your visit or for more information, please email us.

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. We welcome all students including those with special educational needs.

Guided and self-guided visits

As well as our guided visits, with workshops for primary and secondary schools, we also have a range of resources for self-guided visits covering many areas of the school curriculum including art, numeracy and the natural world. 

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

Contact information

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

Courses & workshops

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

Find a course

Get involved

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.