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The Garden is an inspirational, natural outdoor classroom for all ages; a place to develop knowledge, encourage creativity and bring learning to life. Our programmes deliver activities for schools, colleges, community groups, families and adults.

We welcome visits to the Garden from schools, colleges and further education institutions in all seasons and offer imaginative learning opportunities across the curriculum and key stages.
There is a lively programme of adult leisure courses, talks and workshops in subjects ranging from horticulture, science, plant identification, botanical illustration and creative arts. Our 2018 courses programme is open for booking.

For families, there's a great choice of activities and events throughout the year to encourage exploration of the natural world. Our community programme reaches out to local groups and residents through a range of projects and initiatives.

The Garden is also committed to training and supporting the next generation of expert horticulturalists. We offer seven horticultural trainees places on the 12 month Cambridge Certificate in Practical Horticulture and Plantsmanship.