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School educational visits

Stem-learning within historic walls

Visit & Opening Times

Summer hours (1st April – 31st October)
Everyday 09:30 - 17:00

Winter hours (1st November – 31st March)
Everyday 10:00 - 15:30

Food served between 11am – 4pm.

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We are excited to share with you our unique walled garden educational setting

This accessible and diverse venue will provide high quality educational experiences for Primary and Secondary pupils. We are excited to share with you our unique walled garden educational setting. This accessible and diverse venue will provide high quality educational experiences for Primary and Secondary pupils. 

We provide for our local school community a wide range of curriculum-based workshops with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM) and pupil wellbeing. One Garden Brighton is a subsidiary of Plumpton College and, as such, we are focused on providing high quality education to pupils in a range of cross-curricular sessions. Our aim is to showcase STEM learning  and careers in horticulture, promote an interest outdoor learning and the history and heritage of the local area. 

We would like to draw on the past and look into the future with a range of workshops on themes as diverse as plant engineering, climate change, biology through a microscope, sensory sessions designed for SEND pupils and sessions featuring art, history and geography elements as well as a STEM focus. 

We would aim our sessions primarily at KS2 and KS3, though we can also accommodate KS1 and KS4. 

Please see below for our menu of online and on-site sessions for 2021. 

We can also put together customised sessions to suit particular topics, ages or interests – do please contact us to discuss this further. 

We also offer:  

  • Secondary school work experience placements 
  • Duke of Edinburgh Volunteer opportunities 
  • Combined whole-day carousel education days with other Stanmer Park organisations 

To find out more, please complete our online enquiry form below and we will be in touch soon.   Thanks for your interest and we look forward to welcoming you to the garden soon. Lydia Samuel - Learning and Outreach Coordinator.

Secondary School sample workshop menu

Session​

Title​

KS​

Web/Visit​

Curric Links​

OGB link​

Climate Change​

Water - every drop counts​

KS2/3/4​

On-site​

STEM/Geog/​

PSHE/Philosophy​

Rain garden/Hot, dry garden (water catcher)​

Wellbeing through Horticulture​

Nurture through nature​

KS1-4 (PP/SEND)​

Both​

PSHE/Science ​

Contemplation, Scented Walk, Fruit Garden, Therapeutic​

Medicinal Horticulture​

How plants can heal and help us​

KS2/3​

On-site​

STEM/Geography/​

Philosophy/PSHE​

Medicinal, cosmetic and therapeutic garden​

Environmental Engineering​

High tech plants​

KS2/3​

On-site​

STEAM​

Natural v manmade architecture​

The Science of Soil​

Planet Earth – let’s investigate​

KS2/3​

Both​

Science/Geography/​

Investigation​

Soil analysis, compost, worms, soil erosion.​

Botanical biomes​

Pootatoes – how to survive in space​

KS2-4​

On-site​

Science (Space/Life cycles, adaptation) Geography, Sustainability, Wellbeing, PSHE​

Palm house, rain garden, prairie garden, glasshouses – different biomes and planting​

Horticultural Gelli Printing​

Painting with plants​

KS1-4 (PP/SEND)​

Both​

STEAM/Wellbeing​

Seasonal plants from OGB​

Primary transition workshop​

Soil/Env Eng/Biomes​

Y6 feeder school/Y7​

On-site​

STEAM/PSHE. Summer term only.​

As per the workshop. Focus on mixing and teamwork.​

Symbiosis:​

A liking for lichen​

Algae and Fungi – together in perfect harmony​

KS2/3​

Both​

Biology/Horticulture/​

Climate change/what we can learn from plants/Geography​

Lichen on walls/Companion planting/lichens as climate change indicator​

The Brighton Biosphere​

Come up to the Downs, a unique experience.​

KS2-4​

Both​

Science/PSHE/​

Geography/​

Sustainability​

Stanmer within the biosphere​

Stargazing evenings​

Look up at the stars!​

All, inc adults​

Both​

Science/Community​

Sky/South Downs/dark skies zone.​

Primary school sample workshop menu

Session​

Title​

KS​

Web/Visit​

Curric Links​

OGB link​

Victorian Gardens ​

Grow your mind​

KS1/2 (PP/SEND)​

On-site​

Science/History​

Walled garden/​

Stanmer Estate​

Digging for Victory​

How gardens helped win WW2​

KS2​

On-site​

Science, History, PSHE, Geography/DT (Cooking)​

Plot to plate/Canada garden​

Wellbeing through Horticulture​

Nurture through nature​

KS1-4 (PP/SEND)​

Both​

PSHE/Science ​

Contemplation, Scented Walk, Fruit Garden, Therapeutic​

Lotions, Potions, Magic & Medicine ​

How plants can heal and help us​

KS1-2​

On-site​

STEM (Materials, measuring, how plants grow), History, Literacy​

Medicinal, cosmetic and therapeutic garden​

The Secret Garden ​

In the palm of your hand​

KS1-3 (PP/SEND) (shared with SLP/Council)​

Both​

Science/Literacy/​

History/Geography​

Palm House/​

Victorian gardening​

Spring/Summer: Pollinator investigators​

Bees, butterflies and blooms​

KS1/2​

Both ​

(Seasonal on-site)​

Science/PSHE (about how we care for bees)​

Pollinators garden​

Habitats, life cycles & food webs​

The cycle of life: The science of connection​

KS2​

On-site​

Science/DT/Art/Biodiversity​

Pond/different types of gardens/garden pests​

Plot to plate​

Where does our food come from?​

KS1/2​

On-site​

Science/DT (Prep & Cooking)​

Plot to plate/fruit & veg​

Seasonal scavenging​

 ​

What can we find to investigate?​

KS1/2​

On-site​

Science/Investigation/Climate change/Seasonal changes/helping birds through winter​

Spring/Summer – flower survey/insects​

Autumn – fungi​

Winter – berries, holly, ivy​

Stargazing evenings​

Look up at the stars!​

All, inc adults​

Both​

Science/Community​

Sky/South Downs/lack of light pollution​

Frequently asked questions

We have strong links with our local community, whether its use of spaces within One Garden Brighton or our excellent team of volunteers. If you wish to get involved, host an event or your local business within One Garden Brighton email [email protected] or through this sign-up form.

Please bear with us whilst we open and prepare our spaces for use. As we still have to adhere to a number of COVID-19 government restrictions there may be a delay in our response. WE will be in touch in due course.

Please be aware we have a wait list for our volunteer programme.