Self-guided school visits at RHS Garden Hyde Hall

Use our resources to enjoy the self-guided part of your visit or to bring smaller groups of children

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].

Choose a self-guided visit to the garden

Bring your children to enjoy the gardens independently, taking part in your own activities or using our self-guided resources.

  • As well as the full programme of taught sessions at Hyde Hall, there is the opportunity for you to explore the garden on a self-guided visit
  • Children will get more out of their visit if they are in small, adult-led groups and have an activity to focus on

  • We have a collection of self-guided resources (below) for teachers to use on their visit to the garden
  • There are picnic areas available for use by self-guided groups to eat lunches

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.

Resources for self-guided school visits

Discover our range of materials and activities for self-guided groups, to help you get the most out of your visit. Perhaps spend some time exploring The Global Growth Vegetable Garden, identifying trees or collecting fallen and natural objects.

Additional resources

Explore activities, projects, lesson plans and other resources available on our RHS Campaign for School Gardening website, which can be used for your self-guided visit to the garden or for a follow-up lesson back at school.

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]

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