Learning is at the centre of what we do at the Garden Museum.
Our large new Clore Learning Space allows us to host sessions for secondary school and sixth form students for the first time. We are also able to offer a wider choice of sessions to primary schools. Our main focus for schools is plant based learning.
Our new smaller Learning Studio is fitted out as a teaching kitchen where we incorporate learning about food into our programme, making links with the garden, gardening, the museum collection and the Tradescants.
Our Learning programme aims to be inclusive with hands-on practical activities for schools, families and the community.
Whilst we are not able to get together in person for learning, the learning team are putting together a monthly online focus . Each will have information and activities based around a broad range of interests related to the museum collection, horticulture, science, art and cooking.
Our first online focus for this year came in October, when we created a virtual celebration of pumpkins and squash in lieu of our annual museum-based pumpkin festival.
In November we’re looking at the Orchard.
Browse our fact sheets, links to items in the museum’s collection, or get involved with our art and cooking activities.
Public Learning Events
Come and join us for one of our cooking, gardening or plant themed events. We organise a variety of events for children and families as well as adults. See our events page for full listings.