School Gardens and Community projects

Master Gardener

Garden Organic programme supporting local advice and growing food

Growing the Social Role of Botanic Gardens – video

BGCI supports and encourages the commitment of botanic gardens to work with their local communities on common issues of social and environmental importance, for the enduring benefit of those communities, the gardens themselves, and towards a sustainable future for our planet.

Edible Gardening Project

Based at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and aims to teach people the skills and knowledge they need to grow their own food


Thrive is a small national charity that champions the benefits of gardening to individuals with a disability, so that they can take part and enjoy gardening.


Groundwork supports communities in need, working with partners to help improve the quality of people’s lives, their prospects and potential and the places where they live, work and play.

Garden Organic

Garden Organic has a number of resources for schools, including a dedicated webpage and their Food for Life Partnership, as well as many other free resource pages, Teacher trainign courses, Posters etc.

Roots and Shoots

Provides vocational training for young people from the inner city, mainly from the London boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark. They aim to give them the skills and self-confidence that will equip them for work

RHS Campaign for School Gardening

Aims to encourage and support schools to develop and actively use a school garden. As part of the campaign they provide teachers with resources through their website and an extensive programme of CPD days