School visits to RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Essex

Get gardening in this immersive environment and discover an inspiring garden where children can let their imagination grow

Bookings for guided school workshops and self-guided school visits are now available for September 2024 to July 2025. To book your visit or for more information, please email us on [email protected].

School workshops

Our exciting workshops offer hands-on sessions for children at Foundation Stage, and in Primary and Secondary schools (KS1-4), including those with special educational needs (SEN). Download our brochure to see the diverse range of workshops we offer for schools at Hyde Hall.

Hyde Hall school workshop brochure

About visiting the garden

Set across 360 acres, RHS Garden Hyde Hall is an inspirational garden that offers a diverse range of habitats for school groups to explore. With fantastic facilities including our purpose-built Clore Learning Centre and Learning Garden, Global Growth Vegetable Garden, Dry Garden, meadows and woodlands, Hyde Hall is the perfect place to bring your pupils to learn about plants, wildlife and growing your own. 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 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 school visit or if you have any queries, please contact the Schools Team at Hyde Hall by email or phone and they will be happy to answer your questions.

Call: 01245 402115
Email: [email protected]

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.