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School educational visits

Learning within the Walled Garden

EDUCATION FOR THE COMMUNITY

We are excited to share with you our unique educational setting at the Walled Garden. Working with Plumpton College, we are using this accessible and diverse venue to provide high-quality educational experiences for secondary and primary school students. 

For the local school community, we have provided a range of curriculum-based workshops focusing on the relevancy of the school curriculum in horticulture, the outdoors and the garden. This also brings a fantastic opportunity to aid student well-being. As a subsidiary of Plumpton College, One Garden Brighton is focused on providing high-quality education to pupils in a range of cross-curricular sessions. We aim to promote an interest in outdoor learning and the history and heritage of the local area. 

By drawing on the past, involving the current and looking to developments in and for the future a diverse range of workshops themes are available, from: technology in the sector to the importance of our natural resources and climate change. Sessions focus on discovery and team work. Some sessions allow for pre and post activities, extending the learnings.

The sessions at the Walled Garden are primarily aimed at KS3, and we can also accommodate KS4. There is an opportunity for KS2 to visit and experience One Garden Brighton, however more of an approach of bringing a taste of the Walled Garden into KS2 schools to be led by the schools themselves.

Please see below for our menu of on-site sessions for 2022.

How to book

Each session is 2-hours long and takes place at 10am or 1pm, on Wednesdays and Thursdays only. Each session can hold a maximum of 20 people. Booking can be made by filling out the form below. 

Further Opportunities

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

The Importance of Water

Content

- Climate Change & Water

Curriculum Connection

- Sustainability & Humanities

Activity

Interactive and experimental, within the garden with an educational session. 

Secondary Focus

The Robotic Gardener

CONTENT

- Technology in Horticulture

CURRICULUM CONNECTION

- STEM

ACTIVITY

Interactive, engagement and discovery. 

Secondary Focus

The Science in Soil

CONTENT

- An essential natural resource

CURRICULUM CONNECTION

Pedology, Biology and Humanities.

ACTIVITY

Experiment based, interactive. 

Secondary Focus

Plant Biology

CONTENT

Root to shoot. How does our garden grow – lowers, fruits and foods.  

CURRICULUM CONNECTION

Botany, Humanities. 

ACTIVITY

Exploration, planting and conversation. 

Secondary Focus

The Walled Garden

CONTENT

Look, listen & learn about and from the Garden.  

CURRICULUM CONNECTION

- Well-being

ACTIVITY

Self-tour of discovery with a crib sheet. Download here.

We welcome schools to bring students to visit, tour and enjoy the gardens, using the information in the self-tour guide and the map of the gardens.

We do ask schools to email schoolsliaison@plumpton.ac.uk and advise the date and time they would like to attend. This is so that we are aware of visitor numbers, and can advise that date is available.

Secondary School Visits

Register your interest

Until we have our dedicated booking system in place, please register your interest for one of our school visit sessions by filling in the form below. A member of our School Liaison Team will then be in touch with further information, and if available confirmation of your booking. 

(Please note sessions are only on Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10am or 1pm)